-double blessing-

This is our friend Bodie, who came to our house after church today and invited our family out to eat.

He does this every so often. He’ll have some extra money to spend, and instead of splurging on something for himself, he’ll take our entire family out to eat. Bodie inspires me to be generous. Sometimes I need to be reminded that people are more important than things.

He also wanted to buy a chest freezer for his house, so after lunch at Captain D’s the 7 of us took a trip to Lowe’s. He picked out his freezer and then very kindly wandered with us around the store while we looked at countertops and hardware that we’ll be buying soon for our bathroom remodel. Then we followed Roger over to the tile section where he found this:

That may not look impressive to you – but only because you don’t know what it is. These three bins of “odd” tile (which just happen to be the color we want to tile our shower with) were being sold for $8 each, or $16 for all three. Roger was wanting to get an assortment of shapes and sizes – to add a little artistic interest to our shower walls – so this was a very exciting purchase. Especially when our cashier typed all the numbers in and announced, “That’s $203 worth of tile that you’re getting for $16.” (Not entirely accurate, since some of the pieces were chipped or broken, but still… you get the idea.)

And the next time you see that tile, (hopefully) it will be right here:

See my shower shelves? I’m not claiming this as good photography. But it captures the necessities: Roger – in the bathtub – showing off the built-in shower shelves – that he made just for me. (Told you I was a spoiled brat.) The broom is not a necessary part of the photo – although in this pose he makes me think of the chimney sweeps in Mary Poppins, and that makes me laugh. This is where our $16 worth of tile is going to go. Or the $203 worth, whichever way you choose to look at it.

Some of the kids are already excited about helping him lay out the tile and design the shower walls. Malin could probably create an entire shower out of a box of macaroni, a sharpie marker and some scotch tape – so it’s inevitable that she’ll be involved. Wesley said he can’t wait; “it’s like putting together a giant puzzle!” I’ll just be happy to have my 2nd bathroom working again.


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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2 Responses to -double blessing-

  1. Wow! Have fun! We did a small tile job on our fireplace and I was boggled by the puzzle! I do like the end result though.

    We didn’t get quite the deal you got – having to pay is one of the hardest parts – it tends to narrow down the tile options!

    Kudos to Bodie. What a gift!


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