There’s a sweet family in town. They’re active in the community and I’ve been friends with the father/husband on Facebook for years. The other day when Hobby Lobby closed, there was a big discussion about it on Facebook. Some thought they were “essential” because they sold fabric and supplies being used to make masks.
Long story short: His college aged daughter had just bought a little fabric to make a few masks to share with her co-workers. There are probably at least 20 — I’m not sure about the number. She was going to need more fabric. I told him . . call me! I have plenty of fabric and I’m happy to share.
Today, he set up a Facebook group for messaging with his wife, daughter and myself. They needed more fabric.
She was thinking blacks, reds, blues. I told he I’d pull some I thought she could use. There’s probably 20 – 25 yards of fabric there. I told them we were pretty much isolating so I’d put the bags out by the gate and they could come and get them.
She also needed help with ties because she had been using bias tape and that’s all gone so I put in a sample of a tie I’ve been making, included a mask I’d made, some twist ties for bending around the nose and
We were messaging back and forth and I asked if they needed eggs, a cat or a blind dog. Yes to the eggs . . no to the cat and blind dog.
She had never been here so I gave her the address and directions. She said “I’ll just put it in my GPS.” I told her . . that’s probably not going to work. I waited in my car at the gate to make sure no one else picked up the loot and then I drove back to the house when she arrived. She came up from the wrong direction so I knew she had passed up our house and had to turn around and come back.
Maybe it’s a good thing that GPS refuses to figure out where we live but it definitely makes it difficult for people who are used to using GPS.
The funny thing is that a lot of our friends from out of town have Verizon which has ZERO service here. Every time, I tell people . . GPS doesn’t work for our address. Write down the directions and I don’t think anyone has ever believed me and once they get about 20 miles from our town, their Verizon phones go completely silent, and GPS won’t find our house.
Living in the country can be so weird! But, I wouldn’t want to live any other place . . NOT saying I wouldn’t want to live in MO but I’d just want to be in the country.