Friday, August 20, 2010

Life's Candy And The Sun's A Ball Of Butter

Bill and I just had chinese take-out for dinner. This was my fortune cookie.Remember yesterday, when I said that nothing was going on here? Hah! Just wait a few minutes. After I wrote that post, things started to happen. Drama. First of all everyone is just fine. Thankfully, not that much drama. It's a long convoluted story, but suffice to say...... Yesterday Polly and I found out that we needed to pick up something in New York City. Like, right now. Shipping wasn't an option and someone needed to physically go to NYC and pick up some stuff. Lots of stuff and right now.

Polly is leaving tomorrow from South Florida to go to North Carolina for a family vacation. I am in Michigan. We started to research flights when I thought of someone. Someone we met on this here interweb thingy. He seemed like a nice person..... I wonder if he could.......?

Long story, short. The stuff is picked up. This nice person (who doesn't even live in NYC - but is quite close) took a cab, hiked several miles and boarded a ferry to get our stuff! In August! In Manhattan! Just when you think the world is a mess and no one treats each other with kindness.... that happens.

Yes, taxi, walking, boats......It made me think of this. Glenn and Art, this song is for you.



With Gratitude, Polly and Laurie

18 comments:

Cyn said...

Hi,

So Glenn of Yarn + Needle helped you out?

Aren't people wonderful! You never know what can happen especially until you ask. Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Now we are all going to want to know what they picked up for you. New fabric? Props? Anything we are going to hear about eventually?

Yes, I'm having a quiet day also or actually taking a few moments in a very busy day to have a quiet moment and check blogs. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Glenn Dragone said...

The best of Internet outweighs the bad many times over. I'm truly happy to call Laurie and Polly friends. I know each would have hiked, boated and or motored for me in the same situation. Thank you for the kind acknowledgment!

pdudgeon said...

awwwww, smile! it's good to hear stories like this. if you ever need stuff from VA, let me know.
I've found out over the years that quilters are really helpful people.

moosecraft said...

How fun is that? Those are some good friends you have there! It was pretty darn hot near the city yesterday! But wait... have they turned the goods over to you yet?!?!?? LOL! Just kiddin'... :-)

Anonymous said...

AHH nice to hear there are still good people out there!
Jill

greg said...

Hi Laurie and Polly,
I am another one of your regular blog readers (and fabric buyers!) who lives in Manhattan. If I can be of any help in the future feel free to let me know. I feel like I owe you something after all the great hooping/batting/needling lessons!
Greg

PamKittyMorning said...

People are good right? I just refuse to think otherwise.

Vicky said...

What a wonderful story!

Ter'e said...

Laurie:
Some people believe s _ _ _ happens. I believe GOOD happens!!!! If you girls ever need anything in Florida.....and Polly is not available......I will be happy to fetch for you! Anytime, anyplace. If it's in my power to make it happen - I will.

BTW, don't tell Polly.......but this hooker is feeling the need to sew again. More and more I am looking at and lusting over quilts. I am working on a WOOL CRAZY MAT! I have never done this before. It seems more and more hookers are crossing over to quilters and visa versa. I can attest --- it does happen. Can you just imagine you and Polly changing places for a week? LOL. I don't think it will happen, but you never know............

Love to hear the GOOD PEOPLE stories!!!!!

Wendy said...

So very nice to know people are there when you need them. Very heart-warming :) Glad things worked out for you!!

colleencl said...

In a world where it's often way too busy, I enjoyed reading about nothing! Loved the picture of your dog; I have a big dog and that's how he spends most of the days during the summer. The kitty with the soul patch was sweet! Enjoy August!

S. said...

Hope floats! Thanks for keeping your readers in good spirits with a heart warming story.

Sandra Henderson said...

Sounds like my daily life living here on this goshdarnedforsaken island full time. lol Mail is a challenge and require 4 wheelers, boats, another car or taxi, then reverse. Well, we won't be doing that for much longer! Have decided to rent out our home and only visit it! :)

call me crazy said...

How wonderful that a friend was there for you! What a great ending to a little fiasco for you. :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great story - isn't it terrific to realize people are really good at heart?
Happy your dilema was solved and all is well. Send a Starbuck's gift card! Just to say THANKS?

THANK YOU! for making me smile and making my heart a bit lighter too.
AnnieRose

Anonymous said...

Isn't it nice to know that there are still people in the world who are willing to help people out and with no hidden motives, just because they want to help. Glad you were able to get your items. Have a great day. Karen (from Ontario)

Camille said...

Good to hear! I had a completely opposite day of the internet that day, so it was nice to read your post and remember the good stuff. Glad there is still GOOD out there!

If you ever need anything in Vegas, I'm your girl.

But then I'll make you take me to Nantucket. You've been warned. ;-)

SheilaS said...

What a heartwarming story. Glenn sounds like a super person who anyone would like to have for a friend or acquaintance. People really are good!

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