Detailing Cars and People

Dear Reader:

The past two days have been a blur… but happy ones. My nephew , Lee, texted me Tuesday to let me know he would be playing at Wellmore Assisted Living ( Ben’s home) in case if I would like to stop by Wednesday afternoon! I was so excited!

When I saw Lee he was all duded up in a blue velvet jacket. A jazz guitarist hoping he could hit the “right chords” with the wants of this amicable group of Happy Hour residents… excited to hear Ben’s son.

They loved Lee… they started shouting out requests of songs from the past that meant something or brought back memories of someone special to them. Got teary-eyed myself when Lee played ” I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places” because that was one of mother’s special songs remembering daddy.

Lee’s fan base wanted him to return the next afternoon… hopefully he can do an encore soon-the music brought such joy to so many faces!

I had already called Mandy and asked her if I could spend the night Wednesday since trying to return to Summerville in 5:00 afternoon traffic is a lesson in futility.

When I arrived the family had a surprise for me… my cute homemade coupon Eva Cate helped make me for a ” free” car detailing BooBoo Christmas gift ( along with Jake) was coming into reality yesterday morning. The detailer was coming to John and Mandy’s house! Beyond excited!!!

As soon as the children left for school I got dressed and was so ready for my little car to get the cleaning it never got. I bought it from Enterprise ( after a year of renting… these cars come up on market…. it had relatively low mileage and the price was right! It was a 2018 Hyundai Tucson and I got it in January 2019… in a few months it will be paid for!!! Never had a major problem… love this car.)

But it never was new in the sense of the ” new” smell of a car… I got it after a quick perfunctory vacuum had gone over it. I was assured yesterday this would be the closest to new I would have ever smelled and seen upclose and personal. True!!!

Anthony showed up an hour early… at 9 and immediately I adored him. He worked ceaselessly for almost four hours. He even put on my newly ordered steering wheel cover! He wouldn’t let me come out until he finished -he wanted it to be a surprise. Check out… before and after…

And then….
Inside, Outside and oh those tires… new looking -paws!
Anthony…One of the nicest people I have ever met-overcome personal loss and tragedy and is one of the most upbeat positive people around… fun and the hardest worker to boot! Had to get a hug from Anthony before he left! John is looking into him detailing Mandy’s car!

I told him … I wrote a post and was going to give him a shout-out on-line. Tommy and Kaitlyn had recommended him to John and Mandy for my car.

Remember he will come to you… If you live in the Lowcountry area… and you need car detailing done… Call Anthony… 843-826-8450. Just call and talk to him… he sure made my day!!!! ( Kaitlyn mentioned sometimes his son helps out too.)

This whole happy experience yesterday about ” detailing” is pretty foreign to me because , by any stretch of the imagination … I am a big picture kind of gal… details and organization are not normally my strong suit.

I think the problem with creative people is that when we get in our zone… whether talking about writing, painting, building, etc. everything else stops and is not addressed until we have completed whatever creative endeavor we started.

Then we return to normalcy and everyday chores and routines are addressed until the next ” zone” envelopes us.

It is almost 8:00 and I haven’t eaten supper yet or unpacked because I have been lost in memories and embellished feelings and surprises to share with my readers!

So until tomorrow… Help me keep my balance and equilibrium God… between creating and living life… it’s not easy… sometimes I overstep the tightrope. Just catch me please!!

Today is my favorite day… Winnie the Pooh

My new Bohemian sofa throw… brightens January days!
As well as bright floral colors…

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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