Gas Stations of History:
For Thursday’s stuff:
Another long day, still no photos, but lots of progress. When my youngest son worked for me I smiled most times when I asked if a task was completed. Many times his answer was, “Yes…….except for…. (and he would list things incomplete.”)
Well I am here to report our flooring task is COMPLETE except for (LOL) Two or three floor transitions strips that will be installed tomorrow.
Assumptions…. Many times I assume when a person I meet speaks very little English, but their primary language is Spanish, I assume they are from Mexico.
Yesterday my friend Melvin came to do a couple jobs around Granddaughter Sherece’s home. While he worked on a couple doors after his regular day job, Sherry ordered us Pizza. We have known Melvin and Betsy, his wife, for several years. We met at McDonald’s during breakfast before we went to separate churches.
Over pizza we chatted, I know he doesn’t understand ALL English, but he still tries. He has been in the USA over 20 years. I asked where he was from in Mexico. He replied, “Oh no, Betsy and I are from El Salvador.” I apologized for assuming. He refused pay for 4 hours work and said he would return this evening to finish the jobs I needed done.
He will get paid of course. I hired him and not for a volunteer, he has family to support.
I am pretty beat again, but I will have photos next blog entry, I hope. And YES I gave my helper a break this morning with a couple hours off. Then YES again I did get some kisses from my helper.