|Amy and Isaias unload donated stones|
Some of these stones weighed more than I could carry and I thought it would take me the rest of the day. Micayla’s father, Kevin, saw me and came by to help. And Amy came on her bike to help, too. While I drove back to GreenScapes to get another load, Amy went to get her car.
When I returned and struggled with more stones, Isaias from next door came out to help, along with Kevin (and his son, small Jaden) and then Amy. We unloaded two partial pallets of stones and then started to load the truck with debris. While we were unloading, Amy was surprised when a frog jumped out of one of the pallets and it was quickly captured by Isaias and released in our compost bin. I saw it hopping away, but doubt that it will find water close by. I thought that this loading would take forever, but we finished within an hour because I had grossly underestimated how much debris we had and overestimated how much debris the truck could safely carry. Karen from next door brought us soda to keep us refreshed. I ended up removing a couple hundred pounds of debris from the truck the next morning to avoid hurting the truck. Amy drove me back to U-Haul to get my car and I was delighted to have a free evening.