This is one really miserable day. Ma and I left very early for the Tearoom this morning.
She had to get the coving done around the restroom wall and the workman was coming to do it at 8:00. He did it real fast.
That’s when the trouble started. He took the screen window off that window that had sprung a leak last week and discovered that the issue is major.
Ma has now totally had it. It’s like there is no end to the problems. They just keep coming. Why on earth did she not just stick with zumba and her little antique booth rather than digging this hole for herself. The number of “if onlys » today I can’t tell you.
I took her out for a trot between torrents but it didn’t do much to cheers her up.
It’s tough to stay upbeat and positive even though she knows she very fortunate unlike that little girl cracking those stones. I try my best to help her and reassure her.
Truth be told today she’s not able to see a light at the end of this stinking tunnel and totally regrets ever setting foot in this ruin of a place.
I may have a solution when I get her home to help her!
I kept Ma in my sights this morning and sat up close in case she’d escape.
We went through our Facebook feed and saw a shocking image of a little girl breaking stones. Sickeningly sad.
Just afterwards we watched one of our favorite Facebook stars Trinny sorting through her shoe collection. She was deciding which she’d keep and which she’d give for auction. The funds raised would support some good cause.
It’s hard to imagine two such different circumstances. As my Granny would have said “the world is ill divided”
Makes you ask why some, like my family live in luxury, while others are born into a poverty so abject that we can’t even imagine how they can go on.
It was a very confusing morning. Ma played mailman on our walk posting her cards for the tearoom in neighbors boxes.
When we came back Dad was all dressed and ready to go. The deal was that the bro was to take him and me and bring us back home.
The bro changed his mind as he has to work at 2:00 so we men folk had to stay back at the ranch but the signs are up and the doors are open at the store.
Seems Ma had a good turnout at the opening but is glad it was her friends who were there and not customers she didn’t know as she had a few hiccups with her tea strength and getting the teacups and spoons sorted out. The spoons she had to use at one point were as big as the teacups.
Anyway that’s what friends are for helping iron out the creases in the operation.
This lovely sign Miss Mickey made is what it’s all about!
She was meeting the Public Health director at 9:00 to update her food service application license and discovered she didn’t have a “back flow” device.
Fortunately one of her guardian angels Eric the plumber dropped everything and came and installed it for her this morning.
Tyler, another angel, aka the public health director then came and checked everything and apart from changing some light bulbs and getting some rubber coving fitted she is good to go.
Angels 3&4 Brian and Chris will make sure that’s done Monday so by next week she’ll be taking bookings for her tea parties and be an official purveyor of teas and treats.
You know though that it says “it never rains but it pours” well it was like a monsoon today. One of the windows in the space Paula is renting for her boutique started leaking. We had to sop it up with some old curtains that had been preserved to clean up paint. Please pray we get no more rain till the window gets fixed on Monday.
There were lots of good things today too. After all life is a balance.
Auntie Carolyn came and was our first customer. She bought treasures and took tea. She also took Ma’s pic to show it’s not a dream and then Paula took one of the two of them sipping and snacking.
Soon after came Donny and Barb bearing gifts of tea itself and then came Catherine and Auntie Denise.
To end the day in came a beautiful bouquet from Auntie Lori. It’s perfect on the front desk for the official opening May 1.
So tears of sadness turned around to tears of joy with the help and love of many angels.