Always at just the right time

Today I have been thinking about how blessings in my life arrived at just the right time. This is my little buddy in the photo, his name is Chancy he is going on 15 years old. He was given to me when he was about six months old…and just before the last child married and moved out. A couple of years after that I became a caregiver for my husband.

He has brought so much joy to my husband and me. He is smart and so funny. He has been one of the best sources of laughter for us.

We have storms in the spring and the winter. This photo shows some of the piles of limbs we picked up after a storm. Chancy loves helping with yardwork. We could not believe what we noticed him doing when we were cleaning up and piling up limbs that had fallen from the trees.

He was picking up limbs and taking them to the other side of the yard and building his own pile. He worked so hard dragging or carrying limbs to his pile, but we could not help but laugh at him for choosing to make his own pile. He was determined to get each limb to his pile no matter how large or how small.

The following photos show the beginning of his pile, I had to get back to working on picking up limbs myself, so I didn’t get any more photos.

This one was about six feet long, but he made it to his pile running all the way there with it in his mouth.
He is arranging a limb on his very own pile.

His pile got a bit larger before we stopped working for the day. He was proud of himself and his pile of limbs. We were proud of him too for doing an excellent job helping to pile up the limbs.

This little buddy has stuck by me through some tough times, and I am so grateful he came to me at just the right time and is still with me. I have had many dogs in my lifetime, but none can compare to my little Chancy Man.

Some times a little help is needed

Not me but the tool is like the one I purchased

Over the years my husband and I have paid several thousand dollars for tree work. Well, I just was not in the mood to pay someone to cut off low limbs on some of the trees in the yard. I knew I would need something to help me reach the limbs, but knew I could not stand on a ladder. If I get very far off the ground I get dizzy…but I was determined to find a way.

This 4ft. 11in. 80+ old granny is stubborn and likes doing anything she can herself. I was looking through an ad from a store where I shop and saw the tool pictured above. My brain went to spinning and I declared that with that tool and the extra reach it would give me I could get those tree limbs cut off. The tool had rave reviews and some were by older women like me.

That tool is one of the best purchases I ever made. It is very easy to use. Two trees are all done and look great if I must say so myself. Three more trees to go and the yard will be looking much better. I am so happy that I saved hundreds of dollars, got exercise and enjoyed cutting off those limbs.

Naturally there may at some point be tree work I can’t do, but I will do what I can now that I have a great tool to help. It works well for pruning tall shrubs too.

Thank you, Fiskars for your extendable pruning stik. I was not, nor will not be compensated in any way for bragging on this pruning tool. 🙂