Thursday, August 27, 2015

For those of you who have asked...

These are the things that we don't always NEED and actually COULD do, but sometimes just don't have the get-up-and-go to do... It doesn't come easy for me to ask, but I know people want to help and don't know how.
  • I've been ordering ready-made meals from ACME for the last few weeks and they've been great. There are three of them in a box for the week and that's pretty good for most weeks. Sometimes, though, I just don't want to fix anything... And, for me, in particular, I like to just have "happy hour" food.. Or, taco salad or pizza with a beer... Or somethin' that sits well in front of the tv. :-)  Might be nice to have a couple of meals a week that I don't have to think about.
  • We haven't needed it much 'cause it's been so dry, but it would be nice every-now-and-then to have the lawn mowed, etc.
  • It would be pretty sweet if somebody could give me the name of a house-cleaner who could come every week or two.
  • We have a minor kitchen faucet / Instant Hot issue... I don't think we need a real plumber, but just someone who knows what things do what and how to make 'em behave properly...
  • Occasionally, if you're at the store or out for lunch, and can text me, I might have a thing or two that we need or want. I'll pay you back when you get here. :-)  (If you don't already have my cell #, please email me at and I'll give it to you...)
  • Somebody mentioned a baby monitor... Does anyone have one we could borrow?
  • Someday we might have an apple project or two. (cider making, picking, delivering apples to food bank or making us an apple pie.... tee hee) 
  • It'd be great if somebody would occasionally take Raney on about a 30 minute off-leash walk... The girls have been good about it and I know that it would do me good to get out with her, but I am currently feeling like I need to stick around.
  • Sometimes I like to drink a good glass of wine...  
  • There might be somebody out there who would love to be the coordinator of all of these projects... That would simplify my life a little -- one contact for me. (CONTACT Shelley Knebel  ( ) if you'd like to help. She's my coordinator. ❤️ 
Those are the top-of-my head things... And, maybe some of y'all know of things that would help us  that we haven't thought of yet.

Thank you for letting me ask these things... Y'all are good to us. We love you.

P.S. Just so you know... I lose it sometimes. I might lose it again -- often.  (And I know that's okay.)
Love you.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Carrie, we have not met but I have known Harvey for gosh 30 years now. We worked together in Hawaii and I have so many amazing memories of time with him, especially around the piano. Oh and breaking down his silly resistance to "Tom and Jerry" such a funny story! I wish I lived closer so I could help you with some of this and as someone that also sucks at asking for help, I'm happy to see this list. People do want to help during a time of crises but sometimes they are afraid to offer it when the person needing it has so much strength. My thoughts are with you and please give Harvey all of my love. Tell him I treasure my book almost as much as those memories.