Paying It Forward: Another Week of This and That!
It was a different kind of week for us with the Thanksgiving holiday. We don't make it out of town every year, so it was nice to take some extra time on each side of holiday and hit the highway to visit our families in Maryland and West Virginia. Who knew that leaving town would open up some opportunities?
Within a couple of hours of arriving at Liz's family in Maryland, their well water pressure inexplicably dropped. Uh oh. Then back up, then back down. Now I'm no plumber, and certainly not well versed on how well pumps work, and neither is my brother-in-law Peter, but an investigation was at least in order. If you have enough general knowledge, sometimes you can deduce how things work, and this was one of those cases! A couple of forced cycles of the water pressure relay and whatever glitch (sediment in the sensor maybe?) was present cleared. Water pressure back up into the 50 psi range where it belonged, and no $1000 or more replacement job the day before Thanksgiving!
And interestingly, the same night that we'd read Susan Emo's post about ringing the bell for Salvation Army we encountered a bell ringer. So of course, a little donation to that red kettle was in order!
Friday night we attended the American Mountain Theater's Christmas Spectacular show. Very family friendly and really entertaining. Now this event was in Elkins West Virginia near my parents' home. Obviously not in our market and service area, but with Saturday being Small Business Day, why not put out a blog post to give them some free Google Juice courtesy of Active Rain? Perhaps some more people will discover this gem in the mountains!
And just another typical week on Active Rain with tips given to help the community, some via blog post, some via side emails. Isn't that what this community is about and what makes it so successful?
A quote from our friend in North Carolina:
"I do not share my stories of paying it forward for recognition. I share them so that others might be inspired to do what they can, when they can, where they can. No more, no less." Tish Lloyd, North Carolina REALTOR®
Paying It Forward,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz