Friday, May 23, 2008

The Back Story

Lazy Sister Sue told me I needed to spill the back story on how we happened to get the "playground" for Nathan. When I started to tell her, she started laughing and said I have great stories -so I decided to share the "nitty gritty details." (Warning -this is long and convoluted, so only stick around if you want...)

As most of you should know by now, I am a member of the Churchville Lions Club, Churchville, NY. Not only am I a member, I am a past president (actually took maternity leave for the Munchkin during my term as president!!!) - but lately I have been spotty in attendance. Hubby is also a member, so we try to tag team on Tuesday nights and send on or the other to a meeting, but they have been few and far between.

Two weeks ago I decided at 6:15PM that I was going to head up to the meeting after dinner, as I had not been to one in a while. During the meeting, our President-Elect asked me to stay after for another little committee meeting, as he was turning control of a committee I am on over to a new chair.

That new chair is also a "sometimes-Lion" - comes to maybe 2 meetings a year. He lives in the subdivision behind my house.

After our little meeting, I casually asked Joe, the "sometimes Lion" if his family was participating in the community wide yard sale that coming weekend - mainly because I know he has 3 boys and would probably have stuff for sale that would be good for the Munchkin.

His response - "Why - do you want the ...thingy?" - and he gestured like he was outlining a roof and walls.

Knowing he had a "playground" I nearly held my breath while he groped for the right word - hoping that he indeed meant the playground and not their basketball hoop, which we already have.

YES! It was the playground - and then I held my breath after I asked "how much are you asking" and he stopped to think...



And you already know the rest of the story.


Moneik said...

Awesome! That's a great story and an even more amazing price. I'm sure Munchkin will enjoy it.

jillquilts said...

That is awesome! Glad you got the thingy!