The last few weeks have been SO busy – and part of that “busy” was orchestrating the installation of something I’ve wanted for a long time: a Kohler generator that comes on automatically to power our house, shop, and barn any time the power goes out.
No more relying on a little generator that ran only the lights and refrigeration. No more calling it a night early because the power goes off after my husband is snoring. (No – I never wanted to fool with that generator.) No more running to town for another can or two of gas because the power is staying off for a while.
Getting it done wasn’t easy, simply because these generators have become so popular. We first contacted the dealer in July, and it wasn’t until November when he could get us on the schedule. And then it took more days before we could get the propane tank installed and get it up and running.
While that was a planned purchase and no surprise- it does feel like an early Christmas gift.
But then I got something even better.
I have a cousin who is several years older than me, so I never got well acquainted with her.
However, her Mother and I became good friends after we children were all grown. When my Aunt needed to live with family, she went to live with Carolina – out of state - but we stayed in touch with letters and cards. When she passed away, Carolina took over sending me a card each Christmas.
This year that card contained a gift – two photos of my Dad. There aren’t many, so each is precious to me.
As you can tell from the car, this is an oldie!
Not surprisingly, both photos include fish! My Uncle once told me that my Dad was always happy as long as his fishing line was wet – and now I have a son who follows in those footsteps. I wish my Dad had lived long enough to fish with him, but that was not to be.
I called Carolina immediately to say thanks, and I’ve promised to send copies of the few photos that I have, along with some of my Mom. We’ve also determined to get together next summer when she and her husband are up this way.