We had Christmas in July today!
We were just barely rolling out of bed this morning when Purolator came to the door with a delivery for Jed. And just like every Christmas, he excitedly helped to haul the boxes in, hoping with all his heart for a new snowmobile or laptop. And while his fantasy once again did not come true, it was exciting to go through the seven large boxes of stuff.
We are plugging right along on his basement suite and new front entrance on our house, with move-in day projected to be September 1st.
While I am ever grateful for the grant from Giving in Action towards the construction, I am not above looking for further hand outs. And as such, I called the Disability office last week to see if Jed could get some help financing the new appliances he is going to need.
"No, sorry. We can't give financial support for appliances," the kind lady on the phone told me. "But..." She got all excited to tell me about a one-time project of the government to supply "tenant starter kits" to qualified individuals who are 1st time tenants.
And so, 3 days later, we had Christmas in July. The products are not items you'd likely find in the aisles of Tiffany's or Saks 5th Avenue, but we still consider them fantastic gifts from God that came through Zellers, President's Choice and Canadian Tire via the Provincial Government of BC. And for that we are truly thankful!