One of the most difficult things about living with cancer — if you’re one of the lucky ones who get to call themselves a survivor for a season — is getting comfortable with reaching out to people for help when the disease starts to take things from you. The sad fact that I have to carry around a tumor in my spine severely limits me from almost every physical activity that requires me to lift more than about 30 pounds. And, I’m beginning to come to grips with the realization that my range of motion has been profoundly impacted. I have weakness and touchiness in my core that turns what used to be easy tasks into productions requiring me devise new ways to bathe, dress and walk around that don’t make me bend over, squat down or do much physical work.
Jill and I live in Seale, Ala. and it takes us about 20 minutes to drive home from our offices in downtown Columbus. Our drive home is super quick and mostly four lanes to within less than a mile from our property. Despite the quickness and ease of getting her from anywhere in Columbus, we just can’t find the perfect someone we need to help us care for and maintain our home place.
We have a dependable person who cuts our lawn, edges, blows off hard surfaces and keeps our fence line clear and trimmed. I want very much to find someone who can do things like the following:
• Be dependable and deserving of our trust
• Keep leaves and debris off our roof
• Clean out gutters
• Keep flower beds weeded and freshly mulched with pine straw
(twice a year)
• Replace light bulbs on house and barn outside and inside
• Keep trees and shrubs trimmed and limbed up
• Spray for mosquitos two to three times during warm months
• Possibly do some bush hogging
• Keep firewood stocked and stacked
• Other gardening that we might need to have done
I have great power tools, a tractor, pickup truck and trailer, and ATV which I could make available for someone’s use. I’d love to find someone we could trust with executing our task list and charging us a fair price.
I know finding someone will be next to impossible, once the spring season arrives. Please share this post and keep us in mind if you hear of someone we might want to consider. I’ve made at least two other attempts to find someone who could fit our needs. I found that I wasn’t able to connect with anyone on a long-term basis.That was during a time in my life when I was attempting to do a good part of these jobs. The time for me to try to keep doing that is over.
We have to keep looking until we can find the right solution to this situation.
Thanks for listening, for your continued prayers and supplications on behalf of our family and a big thanks in advance to whomever is sitting there right now with the perfect solution for us. I am best reached at my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for helping us!