I have several “Thank You” posts I need to catch up on. The Saturday before I left Houston, I had a “Going Away” dinner with Houston friends, Lindsay and Jana. They brought gifts; I was not expecting gifts! Thank you so much Lindsay and Jana. You didn’t need to bring gifts, just getting together is always perfect for me but I really appreciate it.
John C. (Lindsay’s husband) helped me SO much during the moving process. Sometimes John C. leaves comments; I think he’s the only guy who reads my blog! Thanks, John. John C. has always been such a good friend and so helpful. Several years ago, I hosted a birthday party for Jana at my apt. John volunteered to be our personal chef for the evening (he’s really good). He brought every ingredient you can imagine for stir fry, even tofu. We each went into the kitchen and picked our ingredients. John C. made everyone their own dish and he washed the dishes. That night he cleaned my disgusting blender. I was so thankful; it was covered in sticky margarita yuck. He also made all the food for Jana’s lingerie shower last fall and he’s the guy who makes us the delicious Frozen Hot Chocolate! John C’s Frozen Hot Chocolate is much better than Serendipity in NYC, I promise.
John C. helped me take down thousands of curtain rods and 2 wall units used for clothes in my closet room. Oh and Lindsay helped too, thank you! John C. helped me paint my pink room to tan. He brought boxes from their attic, old sheets to wrap glass, a drill, and packing paper. John C. gave me good advice. For example I was going to wait to pack several things at the last minute. John told me, “That is going to take you longer than you think. You should do it tonight.” He was so right! Also, I was going to trash the wall unit I used in my closet room. John suggested I bring in San Antonio and told me I might end up needing it. Again, he was right. I desperately needed shelves in the closet in my office. The wall unit from Houston was perfect! Thank you, thank you, thank you, John C. I’m sending you a little surprise this week. Don’t worry it’s not stationery, pink, or fluffy.
Shelves from HOU. I almost threw them out!
John C. and Lindsay dropped by on moving day to bring my brother and me kolaches (a HOU favorite). Thank you, again. That was so sweet and thoughtful. As I was leaving HOU that morning, I followed Lindsay and John to Katy (a burb on the way out of HOU to SAT). I had one last errand to run before I left town, drop off my DVR. Hmm... the DVR was the last thing to go, I must keep my priorities straight, right? Anyway, Lindsay and John C. stopped at the cable store to say goodbye. I cried! I really couldn’t have done everything without their help and support. Thank You!
Last but not least, I want to thank my brother Jarrett. (I feel like I’m giving an Oscar speech) I’ve said this before, Jarrett is an amazing person! He is the most unselfish guy I’ve ever met. Jarr will do anything to help anyone. He’s kind, he has a huge heart, he’s positive, he’s compassionate, and he’s wise. Jarr helped me find the loaders and un-loaders in HOU and in SAT. Jarr researched and found the best deal on a moving truck. He flew from Nebraska to HOU (after helping my sis and brother-in-law move). He drove the moving truck from HOU to SAT (he lives in Dallas). Our un-loaders in SAT weren’t as good as the HOU loaders. It was an extremely HOT day but Jarr was outside helping the movers, even though we were paying them a flat fee and not by the hour. Our family is so blessed to have such an amazing brother, son, and grandson. I’ve always said one of the reasons it’s hard for me to find a good guy is because I compare them to the men in my life. Thank you, Jarrett. I love you!
Jarrett sporting my Kodak hat. I'm not lying, I was given this hat to WEAR when I volunteered at our booth at the ABQ Balloon Fiesta. Didn't happen!