Friday, February 1, 2008

Thank you, Thank you

Wow is about all I can say. The saying" ask and ye shall recieve" was shown tonight. On monday on the way to the hospital I knew I would need to take over and finish this house. I was talking to Meghan and we decided to ask for some help, which I figured would be a few cousins and my uncles... how wrong I was. She posted for help on wednesday at about ten am. my phone rang non-stop till nine that night with people wanting to do anything. I was blown away-people called for the next three days. So I am writing here because I have no idea how else I can ever thank you all. The last three days have now come and gone and as I stood back tonight as I walked through the house after everyone had gone home I lost it. As I look back at how many people showed up for whatever time they had, and did every little job I asked no matter how bad, hard, crappy or silly it seemed and no one complained about any of it and no one slowed down till we were finished. You all have no idea how long all this work would have taken me on my own. I sent rob a text before we ate tonight and said this is the neatest thing I have ever seen and he replyed Gammy must be there running the show and how true it is. What a great family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to drop everything they are doing and help us out in this time of need.

Over the last three days we finished the whole hard wood floor, the finish work and tile are just about done, poor rod and steve are getting there on the handrail, paint is just starting, the electricians said we were using more power tonight than it would take to run the entire house. Another thanks to them as they made it so we could see most of the time tonight. We all ate very well and a thanks to all those who made that happen. We will keep moving on and finish this up. If anyone still wants to help feel free to call me and we will see when we can use the help.

So I am not so savy with this whole blog thing but from the bottom of my heart thank you thank you I will never be able to say it enough. Whether you cleaned, layed floor, worked on finish, preped paint, built a handrail, layed tile, made food, watched someones kids or anything else I have missed, I want you all to know you have helped lift a huge weight off Rob and Angel.

Thank you all, Jared

check back for a slide show of tonights work.

9 comments:

Charlie Cooper said...
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Charlie Cooper said...

amen.

and i think that is the most writing jay has done since high school. or maybe ever ;)
-Meghan

Suz said...

Strong work big jare! I second the amen. Seriously! I cannot believe the time and $$ that has so willingly been shared since Cooper became ill. Rob told me tonight that he will never be able to repay all those that have stepped up to the plate during this nightmare. I wish the kindesses shown could be shared, but seriously, I wouldn't know where to start! I cannot tell you how many times I have heard "What can I do?" in the past 5 days. People have offered help in ways that never would have occured to me. There was a good spirit at Rob and Ang's house tonight. It is amazing what can be accomplished when people share a common goal.

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~John Locke

chili said...

By Damned I will not go to sleep tonight until I have poste the YouTube of tonights events.... stand bye...

chili said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_fnN4txwK0

Merianne said...

Troy, that YouTube video was amazing! What a tear jerker. Rob & Ang, your house will always mean more to you now, knowing it was truly built with love.

bshort said...

Don't worry Rob and Angel...I was assigned absolutely nothing that would compromise the structural soundness of your home. Although Jared did trust me with the staple gun for a few minutes. The fact that I got home without injury and your house looks great is a win for all!

Hang in there...we're continually thinking and praying for you all.

-"Short the Builder"

grandpadavidpeggy said...

Jared. You are amazing! You took charge and handled all the workers like a professional...
Charlie Cooper will love his room when he comes home.

erin said...

I was also amazed at the love I witnessed at the house last night. People you normally wouldn't think would work together stood side by side and worked for the greater good. I was touched deeply as I walked around asking the names of people I didn't know so I could thank them personally. I am so pround to be a sister of Jared, Meghan, and Susan. You have serious gold stars in heaven for your selflessness and service this week. It was the stongest example of love I have been able to witness in quite a while. I love you all and apologize for the many times I broke into song. Singing does make me happy even if it is just one line from old 90's song. Once again... I LOVE MY FAMILY! Hang in there Rob, Angel, and Charlie!