Tuesday, 13 September 2011

It's All In The Timing

Funny how things work out.
This morning brought Happy Mail in the form of a change of address postcard from Deb.  How did she know that I have something ready to send her?
(At first glance, I thought Whisky Jay was sitting in an empty Viagra carton ...)
And then Carrie posts on her mum's blog.  Deb is poorly and, to be honest, not looking at her best right now.  So there I am pottering around the house and thinking about Deb.  If only she were nearer, I could visit.  Hang on, I can't visit, but I can phone ... ah, maybe not.  1.30pm in London is 5.30am in Arizona.  Can't imagine Doug being too happy to be woken at that time by a Brit lady asking about his wife ...
I settle on emailing Carrie and she replies with Deb's mobile number.  Wonder how much it is to call a mobile in the US?  Mention to DH that I'd like call the States, but omit the fact that it's a mobile number ...
Six minutes.  That was all I needed to have a fabulous chat to Deb.  I'll let you know how much BT charge ...
Dearest Deb ~ all of us here in suburbia are wishing you the speediest of recoveries and I look forward to chatting again very soon.  Or maybe I'll settle for texting ...
ETA ~ Deb sounded in good spirits and astonished to find me on the other end of the line.  Carrie was there, too, listening in.

10 comments:

Cheri said...

So glad you were able to speak with her! She's been on my mind all day!

Robyn said...

Oh my goodness. You are such a SWEETHEART! Really, Ruth. So, so kind.

SO....How did she sound??

Alison said...

that's great that you managed to talk to her
Alison xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

OMG I am so choked up reading this post! It really was SO sweet of you to call her...it made her smile for a long time. :) And it's so good to see what you looked like on the other end! :)

Amy said...

I'm very glad you were able to speak to her - I was in shock seeing the post Carrie put up, it is dreadful news and I am quite worried as she has had so much on lately.

Cheryl said...

So glad you have heard from Deb I have only just heard the bad news. I am sure you cheared her up no end x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

hi ruth - typing from the worst keyboard on the planet. i'm feeling much better this morning and hoping i'll get to start on liquid diet today. thanks so much for calling and brightening my day.

i see carrie is comfortable using my log in now. haha

Ok. I'm exhausted...

Marti said...

Sometimes the greatest gift a person can receive is a phone call--and you just gave my darling daughter a very needed lift! You are so sweet to think of doing that and it was so appreciated by not only her, but her family! Thanks, Ruth! xo

Marti--mom to Deb@PaperTurtle

Carrie Rosalind said...

Oops! Forgot to log out of my mom's account before I posted that comment...you knew who it was from, right?! ;)

Sian said...

What a lovely thing to do:) You are very good at caring for the people you care about!

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