Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Good Karma & Bad Timing ...

Well, good karma caught up with us yesterday. If you remember, several weeks ago we found an envelope of money in our local grocery store. I turned it into the customer service desk hoping that they owner would come looking for it. They told us to check back on it so yesterday I went and inquired about it. It was still unclaimed thus, as the finders, we are now entitled to it. So yesterday we walked out of the store with much more money than we walked in with. It was a great bonus to be able to add that money to our vacation fund and to know that we did all we could to return it to it's owner. It was also a great lesson for the kids, who learned a lot about doing the right thing and being good people.


Yesterday afternoon we went Christmas tree hunting. We'd seen the weather forecast and knew that the rest of the week would be rainy so we thought we'd sneak out and get a tree before the rains hit. We went to the tree farm right after picking the kids up off the bus. We had quite a plethera of trees to chose from:
We searched and searched. This one was too small, that one was crooked, the next one had holes in the foliage. We took our time and in retrospect maybe we shouldn't have because after about 20 minutes of hunting in the chilly 30degree air, the precipitation arrived. But since it was so cold outside it fell as sleet. Boy, did that force us to make a decision quickly. Not only were we cold but now we were getting sleeted on. We finally found this tree:

Brian cut the tree down and the boys helped carry (or helped drop it! LOL) to the van.We brought it home and have set it up in our house. Boy, is it a big one. Our angel just barely fits on top, despite our tall ceilings. It must be at least 7 1/2 feet tall. It's great and bushy and we can't wait to decorate it tonight!

4 comments:

Catherine said...

I would love to cut a fresh tree. We did it when we lived in MN and is was so fun, but there's no place around here that does it.

Linda said...

doing the right thing ALWAYS pays off. You did good teaching them that it may be HARD to do the right thing (giving up the money) instead of the easy thing...but in the end, patience and goodness got you a BONUS!

Anita said...

So glad you got to keep the money and a great lesson for the kids. Good deeds do have their rewards, sometimes literally! Gorgeous tree, too.

Janelle said...

love your tree...so pretty & full! can't wait to get ours up...we go to the mtn.s & cut ours down...now where is the time? & great lesson/karma with the envie of $!