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Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A resolution I never dreamed of.

After reading all the helpful suggestions people made about my kayak mishap, I went outside this morning to pull the kayak all the way out of the bag to take some pictures of the mouse hole. 

_MG_8169                                   This is it.  It’s about three inches long and two inches wide.  Sad smile

As I pulled it entirely out, I discovered more destruction.  Perhaps one hole could have somehow been repairable.

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On the opposite side I found an even larger hole and a mouse nest.  It seems a female mouse had taken up residence, and brought in plenty of bird seed and shredded paper and such.  Yuck!  My hopes of finding repair solutions slowly sank.

In the meantime, I had been emailing Jeanne and Eldon (Where’s Eldo bloggers).  They are also in the area, and had planned to come over to my site this evening for a cookout.  As I got back on the computer, I found that Jeanne had sent me another email.  In it she said they would like to give me an extra Sea Eagle 330 that they had.  What’s that you say??  Jeanne is the kayaker in that pair, and it seems that the 330 came to them when they had ordered a different model.  They never use it, and have just been toting it around in one of their storage bins.  I couldn’t believe it!  I was overwhelmed! 

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They brought it along tonight when they came over.  Yahooie Louie!!  I’m back in paddling business.  It’s hard to get my mind around the generosity of new found friends.  We have been following each other’s blogs for some time, but it’s the first time we met in person.  As I’ve said a number of times before, “ I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Anything else I saw or did today pales in comparison to this wonderful experience out here on the road.  Thank you again, Jeanne and Eldon.  I’m sure you can all guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow morning… pump, pump, pump, and then paddle, paddle, paddle!  Open-mouthed smile

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

37 comments:

  1. Aren't RVers wonderful!!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful jester by Jeanne and Eldon. Enjoy your paddling.

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  3. It looks like that kayak your blog friends kindly gave you might fit into a plastic storage container like you can get at Walmart, maybe one with the locks on the end to insure no mouse can get to it. I know nothing at all about the inflatable kayaks, but I was just thinking....~Pam in Louisiana~

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  4. Boy, what luck! Of course, we put ourselves out there when we blog, so we have more opportunities to make good connections and have positive experiences.

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  5. That is so great. . .what wonderful folks RV'ers are. . .

    Janice
    ReadyToGoFullTimeRVing.blogspot.com

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  6. Very nice! Hope you get to paddle this week. Are you thinking about not storing birdseed in the basement of the RV?

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  7. The RV community comes through again. Wonderful gesture.

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  8. What a wonderful thing when "angels" appear and help solve problems. Enjoy paddling!

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  9. How cool is that? You will always think of them as you paddle your way around. Have fun tomorrow!!

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  10. What wonderful thing to do! You give so much with your volunteer time, you deserve a gift.

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  11. People are just so wonderful. With all the bad stuff we hear on the news, it's so great to read about the generosity and kindness of others. And RVers certainly seem to come through more often. Enjoy your gift and have a wonderful time doing the paddle.

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  12. What a great surprise. Aren't RVers great.

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  13. Congrats to Jeanne and Eldon for their generosity and thoughtfulness. I can tell you are thrilled - who wouldn't be? Make sure you've got a life jacket when you head out kayaking!

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  14. Those are some very special friends. How wonderful.

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  15. Nice gesture, nice friends ... for a nice person.

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  16. You reap what you sow...How nice !

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  17. That is great news, Happy paddling

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  18. What an awesome gift from some great people. Enjoy!

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  19. I agree with all those who said that you reap what you sow, and you do give tirelessly to others. What a wonderful gesture by Sparky and Eldo!

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  20. RVers are the best, the absolute best!

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  21. Wow! Can you believe that! Happy paddling.

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  22. How nice! I knew you had racked up some karma points for all the good works you do. That's some seriously good trail magic!

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  23. I am verklempt at the generosity demonstrated here...Jeanne and Eldon are beyond the pale when it comes to giving...and that Sea Eagle couldn't have a better nest than with you and Emma...It will get lots of use, I am sure...and by someone who LOVES the outdoors...PUMP, PUMP, PUMP....AND MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GO UP A CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE!! AHOY!, ALL HANDS ON DECK AND ANCHORS AWAY, FRIEND!!

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  24. we too have met Jeanne and Eldon while they were in Naples, FL and this gesture is something that we could easily see them doing...

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  25. That is fantastic! I am thoroughly convinced that you meet the nicest people out on the road. :)

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  26. I have yet to meet an RVer who wasn't generous with whatever they had. I'm happy to see you be the recipient of some of that generosity.

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  27. What a very nice, generous thing to do! RVers are the best!!!

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  28. Perhaps you can use your old Kayak for some underwater observations now....

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  29. Sweet! There really are many nice folks out there. And you met two of them. :c)

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  30. Really nice - isn't it great to meet such nice people.

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  31. What a fantastic gesture. Just goes to show; good things happen to good people. Happy paddling.

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  32. Since Jeannie probably doesn't have another spare kayak... I'm buying us a canoe :)
    Have a fun paddle!

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  33. You gotta love Karma! I read their blog, too, and now I'm especially glad I follow them, too. I hope their generosity is returned to them manyfold. :)

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  34. butterbean carpenterMay 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Howdy Judy & Emma,
    That was a very nice thing they did, BUT if the folks at Sea Eagle hadn't been
    so nice to GIVE it to them, it may not have been so easy to give it away, so,
    really the people who gave it to you were the NICE FOLKS AT SEA EAGLE!!!
    Anyway, you have a new yak; what are you gonna do with the old one?? It can be patched-up and used, you know!! Sure was happy to see Emma's pic the other day,
    but she didn't seem very happy, maybe a squirrel was giving her a hard time...
    Sure do enjoy the pics and descriptions of your journey..

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  35. How one little mouse can do so much damage is beyond me! What a mess. So glad you got your new kayak...nice folks to share that way.

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