I got a terribly exciting surprise today. One of our neighbors became so enthused with the idea of my tiny project that he and his son took it upon themselves to drive down to the local hardware store, purchase a whole slew of useful tools and equipment, and showed up at the house this evening to present me (flabbergasted) with it all.
Through this amazing act of kindness I acquired a pretty kick ass tool belt, hammer, screwdriver, exacto knife, tape measure, folding chair, table, tent shelter for shade and a pair of stupendous American flag suspenders.
I don’t think it was just this entirely unexpected shower of gifts that left me smiling for the rest of the day. It was also the fact that someone who probably should have thought the idea of an inexperienced, 23 year old girl building her own shoebox house on a trailer was a bit odd had total faith in me. Enough faith to go through all the trouble of ensuring I had a good start for my adventure. Sometimes encouragement comes in the form of a wooden hammer and very patriotic suspenders.
Thank you Rion and Anthony, from the bottom of my house