Tuesday, July 31, 2007

True measures...

Early yesterday morning , my sweet friend (we will call her Andrea) picked me up to spend the day moving my things out of one salon and into another. Sounds pretty simple right? Not at all! We separated the things that I NEED everyday from the things that I could box up and take home, as my new space is substantially smaller, and then again separated that from the things I could trash. She cleaned every item that went into the new salon. Every bottle was wiped with a Clorox wipe and scrubbed till it gleamed. Once the things in the new salon shone like new pennies, we went back to load up the things that would go into my garage. Cabinets and styling chair,big mirrors, equipment ect.. These things are HEAVY and it was just she and I. On one trip back to the house we came into a hotbox. My a/c had gone out. I was freaking out, my doggies were hot, I was hot and tired, storms were coming, and we had alot more to do...this was the last thing I needed today! I cannot tell you how nice it was to have someone not quit on you at this time...not only did she not quit but she was the calm in the storm, literally. She calmly picked up the phone and called Wal-Mart to speak with a manager to negotiate an exchange without a reciept or original packinging. Impossible. I just ran around in a panicy circle like a dog chasing its tail. She actually got a manager to approve the exchange,...she has a golden tongue I swear. Sometime in the middle of all of this craziness, she managed to set me up with online banking!?! A pro at the multi-tasking!! We pulled the a/c unit out if the window, loaded it up and took it back to Wal-Mart . We made the exchange no problem . Brought the new unit back, assembled and installed it. As the house cooled down we went back for the final but heavy load. Standing in my living room with the last heavy cabinet, both hot and sweaty,( I had a heat rash) exausted,I thanked her again...she just tilted her head and smiled at me and said "Honey, that is what family does." My heart was filled. I thought that is the true measure of a friend. At the end of the day we had done more than most do in a week or more. None of which could have been done without my sweet friend, my sister. You are truly an example of the love of Christ! I love you, you amaze me and bless my life. L.

8 comments:

Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

Oh honey....I want to cry right now. STOP IT! Don't make me cry!

Yes blog family, we love each other and only GOD could have ordained this relationship. If you know both of us....HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING!

Bottomline: You complete me.

Ok..that's so gay. Sorry...a little on the creepy mushy side..but honestly...it's kinda true. We compliment each other as friends.

LOVE YOU DESPERATELY---A

Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

Also, I think it's important to note that Stetson's tail hurts like a 'mother' when it hits you in the calf. Also, Lisa's rash was intensely scary. Did that ever go away honey? It was a doozy!

Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

You forgot to mention that Coco kissed me. As poochy momma could relate..she's a total snob. Huge deal. Zues reminds me of Luke. Not a complaint in the world and extremely snuggly!

ericka said...

What the heck is all of this MUSH between you 2? GET A ROOM!

No seriously, I agree w/ you 100% Lisa. What a great sweet story about serving one another. And LOL about the online banking!! That is so her. Always needing to "improve" something. And seriously the best negotiator. The AC exchange doesn't surprise me one bit.

Love you both! (but not in the weird way you apparently love eachother).

ericka said...

Lisa, next you need to blog a picture of the salon!

Lisa Allen said...

Great idea E. !! I will get on that asap.

Trish ~CnJ's Mommy~ said...

So that's how she lost the weight this week! Hard labor ;)

glad you got it all done...hope everything goes well at the new place!

The Waters Family said...

"Honey, that's what a family does!" AMEN AMEN AMEN! so glad it all got done! Looking forward to pics of the new salon!