Sunday, May 1, 2016

It’s a beautiful day today. I love that our valley is all green. I think it looks better today than it did when we first laid eyes on it back in 2005.

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The water truck, trailer and sheep are gone this morning. We have no idea where they are today or when they’ll show up in our valley, but know they’ll be here eventually.

I’m still reading Jean Auel’s “Mammoth Hunters” and enjoying every word, although I’ve read it at least twice before. It’s nice to be able to revisit good books.

I wasn’t aware that there had been an earthquake in Ecuador until our good friend Christopher Leenknecht posted on Facebook, asking for donations. The photo below shows workers putting a shipment of donations together, but far more than is shown is needed.

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Christopher’s sister-in-law, Mari Maldonado works at South Bay Diesel and Hydraulics, Inc. in National City, CA, (100 W. 35th St., Ste. J-K, National City, CA 91950, (619) 498-1113 in the Accounting Dept. )  and she’s collecting items to be sent to the survivors of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake. If you can donate something from the list below, it would be greatly appreciated. They’re not asking for money, but rather non-perishable food, clothing and comfort items such as the items shown below.

*Water Bottle, sport drinks
*Diapers, baby food
*Non-perishable food items (beans, tuna, soup, etc.)
*Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste & toothbrushes)
*Tents, batteries, flashlights, tarps
*Emergency kit
*Plastic tables & chairs, etc.
*Blankets/quilts

Thank you and blessings for anything you can do to help.

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Know that there are always others in this world who are poorer than you are, who are in worse pain that you are, and have more burdens to carry than you do. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

 

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to Sunday, May 1, 2016

  1. mageb says:

    Here’s an article in Mother Jones. It was on TV this week too showing buildings filled with water and things from us no one would use.

    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2010/01/haiti-give-money-not-stuff

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/21/haiti.best.donations/

    There was something on national news this last week too. I couldn’t find it, but boy were the pictures of waste apalling.

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    • tehachap says:

      My friend said not to send cash because it never wound up in the hands of those who needed it. I don’t know if Ecuador is different, just going by what he said. Interesting conflict of requests for the same situation.

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