Zen and I are no longer homeless! After almost three years we have a place to call our own… plus we own it!
Friends have helped find and purchase a 1985 26-foot travel trailer. A fixer upper trailer at that for $400. However, for the most part, it is warm and dry and we can be safe for the arrival of winter. Thank you one and all for making this happen. We are grateful!
The trailer has many things that need fixing, like some leaking areas and no working shower with water issues. That being said, because of the challenging environments that Zen and I have had to live in these past three years I know the drill to survive under these conditions. This period of time, we have endured; I was able to learn a lot and perhaps can benefit others who might be facing the same environments; so, in the future, I will be sharing “how to” for sure.
So, Christmas 2016 approaches, and I would like to share a magical incident that recently occurred.
I wanted to celebrate our good fortune by finally having a home this year with a very small Christmas tree inside.
I realized that all my decorations are buried in storage but still a Christmas tree is better than no tree.
I found a beautiful, three-foot Christmas tree at our local store and went inside to check the price. It was only $25.99! What a deal…I don’t think so! Guess this was not going to happen, as my funds are limited these days. So, I just let it go.
Zen and I have a lovely open space area to hike and enjoy a lovely walk in fresh air, trees and such.
During the walk, I came upon a very small fir tree (about 3 feet) lying on its side. Some of its roots were exposed. Perhaps an elk or deer trampled it. Anyway, I consoled it by saying, “Oh, you poor baby. Let me see if I can help.”
Wait a minute! Hello, Earth to Sandra, “aren’t you are holding a perfectly formed small, three-foot Christmas tree that you wanted! Moreover, it is alive and NOT cut down. Remember that book you wrote about having a live Christmas tree inside instead of a dying one! Well, here is a way to walk your talk!”
I was blown away by this miracle gift I was holding! I stooped over and gently tugged at the last remaining intact roots, and luckily, they quickly released from Mother Earth quite nicely. No harm done.
Walking back to our home, I wore a very big smile of gratitude and awe as I lovingly carried my rescue in need.
I somehow managed to find the perfect pot in storage that still had potting soil in it. The baby tree will at least have a fighting chance, with TLC, to recover from lying with its roots exposed for who knows how long.
I named her, “Baby Fir” as she is affectionately greeted each morning. Corny? Yep, but who cares!
Oh, by the way, you can enjoy a lovely story for Christmas I wrote by purchasing my trilogy e-book, “Fables from the Magic Tunnel” to share with those you love.
Fable 3 is titled, “Tree Magic,” where you can enter the world of “Two-Tops” and those live Christmas trees at the Forever Tree Farm, awaiting a forever home.
If you enjoy reading Fables, I sure would appreciate if you would please share it with your Facebook Friends and/or your choice of social networking and spread the word! I’d be very grateful!
Blessings to all!
Sandra and Zen