Wednesday, February 24, 2010

For People Who Live Close to me who have said "If there is anything I can do..."

I've heard that a bunch of times over the past couple weeks and I have thought of something that I can ask people to do that would be a really big help.

Salinda and Gabby are moving home on March 5th (assuming Gabby is healthy -- right now she is back in the hospital). We are remodeling our family room into a big bedroom/nursery for Sadie, Salinda and the baby to share. There are some challenges with the room that I just don't know how to handle. I have no decorating sense -- and many things need to be done. Repainting needs to happen, as well as shades and curtains which I know nothing about. Then there is a huge storage challenge as their closet upstairs was huge and the one in the family room is a simple coat closet.

SO, between now and then I could really use some help. I still might be going to Seattle Monday, but over the weekend I'd like to get the project started and have enough help for Sadie during the following week that by the time I get home Thursday the room is ready for them to come on Friday, if indeed they do.

This has been the craziest three weeks of my life, between Gabby being sick, the county insisting that they move home against Salinda's wishes, and my huge health crisis. I know her well enough to know that there will be a huge difference if she moves into a clean, neat fun room or if she comes into what currently exists. Those things matter a whole lot more to her than me.

So, if you have a few hours that you can spare sometime between now and March 5 and would like to help out, it would be a lifesaver. I'm a very independent person, but lately if I can make it through a minimal day I'm feeling blessed. Or, if you know someone who is a genius at this stuff who would like to help that would be great too. Or if you have a nice dresser, or particularly, a not too tall wardrobe laying around....

As you can see my brain is filled with all kinds of possiibilties but I really don't have a clue what I'm doing. Good grief, I'd much rather design a brochure than a bedroom.

THANK YOU for your friendship, love, and prayers. I am amazed at the wonderful people God has surrounded me with.

5 comments:

Jill Miller said...

We can help Claudia, give me a call when you get a chance and we can set something up.
Sorry to hear that Gabby is sick still, my grandbaby is sick again too and it's not a fun thing.

Little Wonder said...

Claudia--what kind of baby equipment do you need? Between my business and having a 5 month old, I have plenty of spares of most items....
(and shopping for baby stuff happens to be my favorite past-time, good thing I'm in the business that I am, lol)

Girl clothes?
Pack-n-play?
Bouncy Seat?
Baby bath tub?
Changing table? (not sure I have this to give yet)
Mobile?
Toys?
Diapers?
Wipes?
Swing?

Even if it's just to borrow for a few weeks....

And I will check my schedule for this weekend...Maddie would come along and be a helper if I can get away (Marah won't go to sleep or eat well for her Daddy so I have to work logistics out yet!)

Nicole Chang said...

What area is "close to you" ?

Good luck!

Claudia said...

We have all the baby stuff we need. More than enough. Just not places to put it....

and we live 75 miles SW of the Twin Cities in MN

Rose Adoption Journey said...

I cant fly up from AL but if you go to

freecycle.org and craigslist.org and look up your city or surrounding cities there is always a lot of furniture and stuff it sounds like you need. I dont know if they have a city near you but you can try!