They are everywhere. I finally got a thank you card mailed today to the folks at Hunter RV Park in Lakeview, Oregon. That was my first stop after leaving Lassen, and is just a short way into Oregon on Rte 395. While there I dropped my cell phone and didn't realize it was gone. (I have two cell phones so I didn't really miss it for a while). The folks at the park picked it up and called the last number I had dialed, which was my daughter, and she asked them to mail it to me in care of my son in New York. They told her not to send postage - they would take care of it. This park is Hunter RV Park, 18020 Hwy 395, Lakeview, OR 97630. They have pull thrus with full hookups, gas/diesel pumps as well as propane, and a fairly good sized convenience store. And of course, they have good and friendly people there.
This morning I went back to the print shop because I knew they took passport photos, and I've decided to renew mine which expires in January. The folks who own and work in the shop are so friendly, and I chatted with them for a while. When I went out to drive away I couldn't get the key to turn in the lock, nor could I budge the steering wheel. Fortunately for me a gentleman had just jumped the battery to his wife's car which was parked next to mine. I asked if he could help me, and he got the steering wheel to move so I could start the engine. As I was thanking him the woman told me he had just retired! I hope he has a wonderful retirement.
I then went to get my hair cut, and was very happy with the cut I got this time. It has taken over two months for the boy haircut to grow out enough to be trimmed, and this time I got a really excellent hairdresser. When she was finished I told her it was perfect, and she complimented me on having the good sense to realize how my hair grew and what style was best for the way it grew. I left there feeling great and I certainly hope she does too.
I stopped on the way home to talk to the guy who runs the auto wash/detailing shop that I took my Jeep to last year before I sold it. The buyer was wowed by the beauty inside and out, and how clean it was. I just wanted to tell the owner that I was glad he talked me into spending the money to have it detailed, as it was worth every penny. They do a wonderful job.
I got back to find two full propane tanks in the bay - the park owner took them out for me, drove them to the propane filling station in his truck, and put them back into the bay while I was gone. That is excellent service, I think. He also confirmed to me how to read the electric meter. I knew I either owed $20 so far or $200! Thankfully it is just $20 but I feared the worst because I've been using my electric heater to stay warm.
My son called and told me he and his wife would like for me and the dog to stay at their house, day or night, while it is so cold. I can manage ok, but it feels good to get the offer of a warm house.
I am so appreciative of all the kindness and friendliness that is being shown to me lately, and I hope I can spread the good cheer to others. It is catching, and how wonderful that is! This area of New York is still rural, although new housing is going in everywhere, but the attitudes are more easy-going, the stress levels seem to be lower, and it is a lovely place to be.
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