Monday, October 5, 2009

Phone Man!

These are some of the best running days ever...weather wise! It's just flat out perfect!! Sunny, 50ish, light breeze. Wow!! I felt very slow and tired today, but that's just Monday! I finally got outside, after a meeting this morning, some reading, lunch, then the run. I wasn't worried at all about pace or time...I just relaxed and took it easy. I actually disassociated for quite a while until I heard a shout from behind me.."Hey! Help!" I turned around to see Faye. She is a very elderly lady who sits on her front porch along the highway. Her house is very old and looks like a shack. Her yard is littered with a boat, old truck, trailer, stacks of wood, metal, etc. I stopped by one day and introduced myself so we've become friends. I said " Faye, what's the matter?" " Come here quick.." I thought it was something serious? "My phone's out!"
Long story short...it had come unplugged! I was her hero! She wanted to pay me! Of course I declined...as I was inside I observed; it was a real Ozark home! A worn Bible on the coffee table, years of pics all over the walls, quilts on the bed, a sweet smell of home cookin' in the air. It was a very small home so I could see nearly every room. The kitchen table had the red and white checkered table cloth, a small t.v., a radio, some very cool oil lamps! Before I left she asked me to pray for her! She's very old and all she has is her phone! It means the world to her and I fixed it! I'd say I'm pretty high on her list right now. Needless to say I feel good!
Totals-5.31 miles/ 59.51/ 11:16's. Hope the weather is nice in your neck of the woods! Peace

9 comments:

Beth said...

You scored some major points with your repair man skills. Nice! Her home sounds adorable. Oh, nice run, too!

Meg Runs said...

Sweet story! Your descriptions are wonderful...I felt like I was in that house!

Marlene said...

Good job on the run, with a little rescue along the way!

Anne said...

I do so love the Fayes of the world who help keep the rest of us rooted. The weather's been terrific out here too. Let's keep our fingers crossed it lasts a little longer.

Jamie said...

Rescue and a run?!? What a day!

Running, kind of. said...

Sweet story! It feels good to help others out, even in the simplest ways!

Nicole said...

Aww, good for you for helping out an elderly neighbour! It pays to not wear the headphones. I'm trying to wean myself off the iPod myself. I agree about the cooler temps, it is SO nice to breathe the cool air and the smell of fall!

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