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Helping sick neighbor this morning!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Hope it was a great day for everybody! It was a busy day, fairly overcast but warm enough to go to the store around 715am today. The Wal-Mart is open then, so I dashed over to get what I wanted & needed. The stockers were in full force while I was there so I tried not to disturb them. The toilet paper section was really picked over (Bizarre, as it was earlier this year LoL) but I managed to get 2 Charmin Mega Rolls and gave one to the neighbor along with her other requested items. I added a few things also that her husband said she may need. She sounds bad with the cold but otherwise her lungs are clear and she sounds much better. (Her husband wanted me to keep an eye out and let him know if she became worse. I have been making sure she is drinking water, tea, cider, crackers, soups etc)

She texted me before I went to the store as she needed more Cough drops, Ricola, Chapstick etc. I get the big bags of Ricola from Costco for us here, so I was able to get her everything she needed. A nice surprise for me, I went over to WinCo a few days back, since I spent the requisite amount I got a free turkey so I gave her the smaller one of the two I picked up (about 8 pounds) and seasoned it for her so all she has to do is shove it in the oven Wednesday. She had told me she hadn't picked up her turkey yet. She was grateful and tried to pay me for the turkey. I said No, cause it was free to me also. I took out her trash & recycle cans and brought them back inside her garage also. She is better but weak so she needs to stay inside until she feels much better.

The neighbor and her husband are great neighbors and have watched out for our place when we have been gone. We have had dinner in the past almost every month. The last time we were able to do that was early February and we haven't since then. Their 2 sons and daughter live in Washington so they wisely decided not to come down and will Zoom with them on Thanksgiving. Her husband will be back Wednesday afternoon. I walk her dog in the mornings and evenings before its dark. I'm pretty sure she will be fine, but it was a nasty cold.

We talked earlier by SKYPE and she said she is feeling better but wanted to stay out of the stores until she was completely rid of the cold. I told her while her husband is gone call me whenever she needs anything so she can heal and get her strength back. Its not even a problem to handle anything and I love dog walking. I would have a dog but the 2 Bengals I have would probably not care for that idea so much!

Its lovely to help people when they need it! Her husband is so worried but I said I am keeping watch and I will text him updates in the evenings! He is glad they have a German Shepard though. My brother installed the Ring doorbell system and she has the app on her phone for peace of mind. I made her 2 different soups she likes. She even has a nip at night, she sleeps elevated so she can breathe better.
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  • LINDA!
    You are an awesome neighbor!! emoticon
    167 days ago
    emoticon Take care of yourself Kayah. emoticon
    169 days ago
    You are a bright light for your neighbor. I know she appreciates it. So very nice of you tookeep an eye on her while her husband is gone. I think of all the essential workers, our first responders I know they must be more than just exhausted. Sending prayers to them all.
    171 days ago
    We want to find something we can do for another. An act of kindness. And then do it again
    171 days ago
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    171 days ago
    What is it about the need to hoard loo rolls, some people go crazy to get it emoticon
    So good of you to help your neighbour out. I think this pandemic has shown us the best, and sadly the worst, in people.
    I recall back in March clapping for the front line workers, who are now all most close to collapsing from exhaustion and mental fatigue, may be we should show them more how much we appreciate them.
    Every Xmas I take chocolates into the James Paget for the departments that have cared for Pete and I, this year I took them in on what I thought might be my last appt of the year so as not to have to venture in again.
    They seemed so shocked that someone had shown some kindness Kayah, they'd had one of those mornings when every patient had a gripe with them. I've always found them helpful and kind.
    Why can't people see the nurses, doctors and admin staff as humans with fears of their own to contend with ans show some compassion.

    You are a compassionate person Kayah, and it shows through, your neighbour is lucky to have you next door. stay safe hun, what you do IS appreciated emoticon emoticon
    171 days ago
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