Monday, May 28, 2007

Hey, can I borrow a couple of prayers...

You may remember that I gave away Lady E to Mrs. Neighbor right after I finished her. Her beloved dog has cancer, and I thought she might need it. A few weeks after, Mrs. Neighbor had a grand-mal style seizure at the grocery; her whole wiring system just zapped. She's recovering with her son and granddaughters 150 miles away.

DH got a call last night from Mr. Neighbor. He needed to borrow Mark's beard trimmer. DH rushed out the door, and came back very concerned. DH filled me in a little. Mr. Neighbor was a wreck. His house was dark, his beloved 5' TV silent, his trashcans still out from Wednesday's collection.

Today, when I got home from the grocery, DH told me his new beard trimmer was just dandy. I said "You know, I didn't think you'd just lend out your beard trimmer. You can't stand it if I use your toothbrush." He said "No, I knew that wasn't coming back into the house. That's not something I'd lend out."

I thought not. I am puzzled, I am worried, and I might have to track down a son who lives out of state. I think this is a scream for help from a normally clean-shaven, buttoned-down guy.

5 comments:

Joan said...

No scream for help; he is just spiritually light years ahead. Don't lend--give gifts. The guy's not tethered to stuff.

Poor Mr. Neighbor.

Les said...

That's rather distressing about your neighbor, Bets! Sending positive thoughts his way and to you his good neighbors. Hope you can find his son.
Les

Grace Yaskovic said...

prayers are on their way!

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

I don't use the communal make-up in department stores, even if they use q-tips for applicators. No, he was generous to give the shaver away. Hope your neighbor will be ok.

Libby said...

Sending positive thoughts to ya and Mr. and Mrs. Neighbor.