My sweetie is a wonderful man. He's kind, sweet, generous, cuddly, loving, handsome....and smells like pine trees. Everything I ever wanted in a man.There are times he makes me want to punch him in the nose, of course....nobody's perfect.
But then he'll turn around and do something so incredibly sweet and thoughtful that I can't possibly stay mad at him.
He is always picking me up little things to make my life better and/or easier.
It might be a new pan because my old pan's finish was all scratched.
Or a new mattress pad just because it's fluffier and nicer than the one I had.
Sometimes it's more romantic like chocolates from my favorite chocolatier.
Or beautiful roses for Valentine's Day.
He has gifted me multiple times with beautiful jewelry, which I adore and cherish and wear with love.
And every single time he's off the mountain he comes home with 'be-prizes' for both me and the pups. Without fail.
He'll do anything if he thinks it will make me smile. And it does, big time.
I smile right down to my toes.
He always helps out around my house even though he's got his own large house to take care of.
As a matter of fact, he was at my house this morning when I left, fixing the gate on the deck. And installing a new dryer vent. Filling holes along the roof-line of the garage where the yellow jackets were nesting last year....because he knows I'm afraid of yellow jackets.
Little things....and big things.
All done with love. Or, as my sweetie says, done with L-L-L-L-L.
But this time he really took the cake.
He went above and beyond.
He had been mentioning off and on since I moved into my house that he wanted to do something special for me, for a housewarming gift.
And it's a whopper.
I came home to this yesterday after work:
A 'whole-house generator' - can you believe it?
He contacted the propane company, got an estimate, had them order the unit and they installed it yesterday.
Oh. My. Gosh.
It will replace this portable generator that came with the house.
Which is fantastic because to be quite truthful I was really doubtful I would be able to start that thing up on my own when the need arose.
Wouldn't be much use to me, would it, if I couldn't get it started?
Plus, it only ran a few things in the house. Honestly, I'm not sure even what it was hooked up to. Of course, it was better than no generator....if I got it running.
But this handy dandy sweet new whole-house model is hard wired to the house, and hooked up directly to one of the propane tanks that supplies gas to the house.
It will come on automatically the second the power kicks off.
Are you kidding me? How awesome is that?
I don't know how it is where you live but in my neck of the woods we lose power regularly, especially in the winter. This year was an exception with the mild winter we had.
And of course, when Hurricane Irene hit, our area was without power for weeks.
Do you know what that means? The well pump doesn't work so not only are you without lights (I can deal, I hoard candles after all....) but you are without water.
No showers. No flushing toilets. No washing dishes.
And of course, no fridge. Say bye-bye to all the food I've prepared and frozen out of our garden.
In the winter? No heat. I do have a wood-stove, so I'd survive that....but the fan wouldn't work on the wood-stove so the heat would be limited to the living room area.
What a marvelous gift. Incredibly generous....and incredibly thoughtful.
My sweetie doesn't want me to suffer even for a minute without power.
He's always looking out for me.
He even had them position it right between a little pine tree that he knew I liked and a baby lilac that's growing to the left of it.
Not a plant was harmed in the installation of this miracle worker!
He truly thought of everything.
As he often does.
I am a lucky woman, no doubt.
Thank you, my sweet man.
I L-L-L-L-L you.