Some people…

It never ceases to amaze me that there are people out there who seem to be geared…

…no… designed…

To be helpful.

They come to the studio… work all day (and I’m talking HARD work) make a huge change in the place and then…


They Thank Me when they leave.

Thank ME!

For letting them come over and work their butts off for little more than fellowship.

These are amazing people and I want to thank them right now… on Easter Sunday because I know they are out there celebrating and won’t be able to say something like “Oh, don’t thank me… It was nothing.”

I’m taking this opportunity to do something that I highly recommend you do to those around you who are the same way…

To Dan who cuts the grass… thank you my friend. You have a gift. Watching you out there makes me jealous of your line. You cut more grass in a shorter time with a bigger smile than I’ve ever seen.

Roger, Kyra, Marty and Becket who build rooms, shovel sand, light up the swamp and make sure there’s the delight of discovery in the eyes of a child here whenever they stop by…¬†Thank you for not only your willingness to do things like crawl under the house but for doing it with excellence. You prove that you don’t always “Get what you pay for.” Sometimes you get a whole lot more than that. Every time with you!

To Jennifer who makes sure that no poison ivy goes untouched. No counter top goes un scrubbed and who has great appreciation for filling the air with music that only someone much older… (like me) would like… Thank you for brightening up every room or swamp that you inhabit.

To Shay who makes sure that there is a class to the joint that I never imagined possible. An elegance to the way light streams through the drapes, sheers and clean windows and the smell of fresh deer bubbling on the broken stove… Thank you for believing that this place could be more than an old, forgotten, house at the end of a dirt¬†road.

To Dane who recognized the need for people to come here and not only put the word out but showed up, barefoot, ready to tackle anything that needed to be tackled. Thank you for you spirit of “Why not?!” It’s very refreshing to someone who was used to hearing “Why? altogether too often.

And to Robert who simply does everything. Everything from finding and fixing leaks to making sure the dogs are alive and the alligator is far away and the firewood is dry and the Darryl has the right info and the burn pile is manned and the pool guy is on time and on and on and on… Thank you for taking on this project (which is truly endless) with an attitude of friendship and good will toward all who enter the chain that will one day be a beautiful gate.

You all amaze me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

See..? That wasn’t so bad. Was it?