Friday, 27 September 2013

Visiting Generosity

A few days ago, there was a lovely woman staying at our hotel. Now, Judi is an interesting woman.  She's in her late 60s and lives about an hour from where I grew up, in Southern Ontario.  One day, she woke up and bought the cheapest house in Canada.  She looked it up on the internet, sent the agent an email, and bought it sight-unseen, for about $5000.

The first time we met Judi she was driving out to New Brunswick for the first time to see her new house.  She stayed with us for a day or two, and then went on her way.  We got a phone call when she arrived, and then out of the blue, she showed up at the hotel again on her way back.

The house is very cute.  We got to see a bunch of pictures.  It's all worn wood on the outside.  Fairly small, but on a gorgeous lot, near the water.  You can see the ocean from her front porch.  Its just  summer house for now, without insulation you can't really live there in the winter.  She's planning to fix it up though, so we'll see what she decides to do.

She stayed for a couple days.  And spent all of Friday a part of Saturday before she left helping with renovations, like painting, around the hotel.  She also took a trip into the Salvation Army (thrift shop) and came back with a pearl necklace for me!
Isn't it gorgeous!

This is a shout out to the wonderful people like Judi.  Who buy houses they've never seen in cities they've never been to.  Who help with renovations at the hotels they stay at.  Who give gifts to people they barely know.

Thanks Judi!

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