Yes, I know I already did Friendship last month. But, I am really thankful for my friends! This week, I’m thankful for one in particular who really does just go above and beyond.
As you may be aware, my fiance and I ended our relationship back at the end of June. You wouldn’t be able to tell if you watched us, because we’re still incredibly close. Close enough, in fact, that he (still) saves my tail when I bite off way more than I can chew.
I decided on a whim (as is my nature) that I wanted to rearrange and reorganize my room before school started (on Monday*). This is quite the Herculean task, considering the sheer amount of stuff I have and my limited space. But, I used to rearrange my room at the drop of a hat (or mild insomnia) when I was younger. Still, for safety’s sake, I asked Pup if he might be willing to come over after work on Saturday and help me. He agreed if I would buy dinner. Sold. “But, I may not need you to. I used to do this all the time. I can probably handle it.”
Except for the part where I couldn’t. I woke up on Saturday and immediately set to work. From 10am to 3pm, I killed myself moving furniture. By the time Pup got there at four, I was dead on my feet and barely half-way done.
After working all day on his feet (his shift started at 7am), he came over and:
- Moved shelves
- Took down other shelves
- Attached my mirror to my dresser
- Moved said dresser into position basically by himself with 4/6 drawers still in and full
- Drove me to the hardware store to pick up missing bits and bobs
- Brought me echinacea because I’m out
- Changed my bed sheets for me because I couldn’t move my arms (I’m less thankful for this, because he did accidentally punch me in the head shaking out the top sheet)
His big payment was a pulled pork sandwich and some onion rings.
We’re exes. He didn’t have to do any of that for me. But, I’m really, really thankful he did. Because if he hadn’t, I’d still be sitting in the middle of my half-arranged room, surrounded by piles of stuff, and sobbing.
*It was not finished by Monday. It was still a mess on Monday. Full disclosure: It’s still a complete mess. This was a huge mistake, but I almost died moving my bed, so it’s staying this way.
I love you all,