Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tables are turning :)

My sweet friend Nadine is always tell me .. I have bad luck..... but I keep saying if I didn't have bad luck .. I wouldn't have any luck at all....
I think I posted recently about my well pipes freezing up and being without water for four days. I was unable to repair them any sooner because my helper had to work. My helper was my sweet sweet brother Bubba. I tell you he must really really love me. He showed up at the house at noon and worked on the plumbing until 10 o' clock pm. Bubba says to me.. "you can not go another day without water. I am not going home until this is fixed" Now that is true love if you ask me to be out in the cold and snow getting wet and dirty .. just to help little ole me!
The plumbing project was going along just perfect!!! NOT!!! Every pipe and every item that we worked on was broken. In fact the pressure tank that makes the water come in to the house even broke. Agggggg
The only thing to do was go to town and look for a new pressure tank. We stopped at three stores the biggest tank we found was 56 gallons not big enough for my two story house. I have to tell you I about fainted when I saw the price on the 56 gallon one it was 400 dollars. I hated to see what the 85 gallon was after seeing the price on the 56 gallon. I was saying to Bubba when we got to Lowes.. it was getting late and he had already been with me for 3 hours and I said lets just get the 56 gallon one... Bubba said lets think about this for a bit and just get the other piping and joints that we need. While we were getting the items that were needed a friend of Bubba's happened by. Bubba chatted with them a while and we finished up and checked out. On our way out the door there was this big fancy Hummer parked along the sidewalk. Bubba says people just think they own the world. Then Bubba says the man we saw in Lowes owns one of those fancy Hummers. Bubba wondered if it was his friend's.. so he called him to play a joke on him. The guy answered and Bubba says there was this big huge fancy Hummer parked along the sidewalk.. just to show those jerks for parking there I put a huge scratch on the hood of their car!!..... Oh my goodness.. Bubba could not keep it together .. he spoiled his own surprise.... Of course he told his friend he was only kidding after he found out it was for sure his car. The friend asked why we were there and Bubba explained about the well. Then I heard Bubba say great ask how much he wants and give me a call back. About 5 mins later the phone rang... Bubba said great.. how much does he want?? Then I heard an Ok. Then Bubba hung up. Bubba looked at me and said we found you a pressure tank. I asked how much.. That is when Bubba said.. its yours free.. all I have to do is loan him my tractor tiller this spring.
Now ladies and gentleman... I have to tell you this man is my angel... I don't know how much that pressure tank would have cost me.. An expense that I really could not afford right now. Afford I had to.. I needed water!! All I know for sure... is the tank would have cost a pretty penny after seeing the price of the 56 gallon tank. When we went to pick up the 85 gallon tank it looked brand new... I asked Bubba why they were getting rid of it... he said because they just got city water at their house and no longer needed the tank.
This is just an example of paying it forward in my book.. and I truly believe that the good Lord looks out for us when we need it most..... Blessings to that family, and Praise to our wise and loving Lord!

9 comments:

Barb said...

What a wonderful story...I am glad that things turned out for you...sorry you had trouble but glad...and you are sooooo lucky to have that brother of yours....and you are right, what goes around comes around.

Laura said...

So glad things are Looking up for you:)

I have a couple of CD's in my SUV I listen to all the time about God's Favor!

I see his favor in my life every single day & so Happy that You are experiencing it too!!

luv2quilt2 said...

You're truly blessed to have such a loving brother. Just what we all hope we'll have when the need arises.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Amen M! Your brother is certainly an angel, and his friend with the Hummer is just plain good people! God is truly good!

Things like this happen all the time, and not because we love God, but because He loves us!

So nice of you to share such a wonderful story.

MGM

Cossett said...

God always sends special Angel's just when you need them.

The quilting Cat Lady. said...

I am so happy for you, congratulations on you good luck. I hope it keeps coming to you.
Alda, Fl

Ann Marie said...

That is how life is full of ups and downs, I enjoy every up I get, knowing I will lots of downs in the weeks coming. Most people don't notice the ups, just the downs. I am glad it is turning around for you, now you can pay it forward to someone else, keep the cycle going. :D Hooray for Bubba too!!!

Cathy said...

God just blessed you in a wonderful way.

Val said...

What a wonderful blessing! Amazing story.