The house was a dream for 30 years. After numerous failed attempts, I gave up.
That's when the Penny Angels and a Higher Source took over. For over 3 years during the construction the Angels provided a penny EVERY day non stop. (See Penny Tales Blog). Their way of saying "Just Take it One Day at a Time and Keep Trusting!"
The Penny Palace now stands as a symbol of miracles and love.
The Construction Phase has been completed, but the "COINcidences" and Tales from the Palace continue...
Today was the final session to take
our belongings out of the cabin.My
heart was heavy.I had written a
heart-felt letter ten days ago to the new owner asking him which things he
wanted and if we could perhaps meet with him, tell him some of the “stories”
about the place and share with him the special Memory Album.He never responded.
We arrived at the cabin at 11 a.m.
and packed up a first load which we transported to the Mountain Thrift
store.We took more than I originally
planned because if the new owner was going to be rude and ignore me, then I was
not going to be overly generous with him.
My plans were to be driving away
from the cabin by 3 p.m.Doc and I were
packing and loading to meet that deadline.Approximately 2:58 p.m. a guy pulled up in front of the house and asked
if Doc was the plumber there to fix things!I went out to drag Doc back inside when this stranger informed us that
HE was the new buyer!!!!!He was driving
from Lancaster back to Palm Springs where he was staying, but he was “nudged”
to drive past the cabin.That would be
one heck of a detour!Was that
I asked J.B. how he had planned to
get inside the house.He said he was
merely going to drive past. So of
course we invited him in.(So much for
that 3 p.m. deadline).I spent probably
45 minutes with him showing him everything from the blueprints of the house to
the owner’s manuals, lockbox, controls, cuckoo clock, and of course, the
precious Memory Album and Visitor’s Log.
Doc and New Owner J.B.
I finally asked J.B. why he had
never responded to my letter?He said he
never saw it.That time together was
really nice.My hurt was healed and
there were hugs exchanged before J.B. left.He promised he would take good care of the place.
Remember the COINcidence on
November 25th about the cuckoo clock?It gets even better.My father had hung the clock on the wall when
he visited.Since I did not know how to
operate the weights, I had never heard the clock chime.When I took down the clock to dust it and get
it ready for Neighbor Debbie, it chimed for me!And the little carved figure came out of the doorway.Special JOY moment and tears streaming.
Doc has been asking me what I
wanted for my birthday today.I could
not think of anything, so the Angels came up with TWO great answers.
Our mountain cabin has been listed
for sale these past five months.Last
week we had an offer and the process is in escrow.We have begun removing our belongings.There are two items which are somewhat
special to me and my heart was “heavy” in not knowing what to do with
them.One is the deer head which my
brother gave us because: “No cabin is complete without a deer head” and the
other item is a wooden carved Cuckoo clock which my father gave us while visiting
This morning I typed to the
neighbors who own the cabins on either side of ours and asked if there were any
items they might need to furnish their places.(The guys on one side are new owners and have just completed major
renovations).I asked if they would need
furniture, linens, kitchen ware, etc. and then (semi-jokingly)… or even a deer
head?The guys said they would like Mr.
Deer!YAY.It appears Mr. Deer may have a new home.
This evening Neighbor Debbie
responded to my email. Here is word for word what she wrote:
“What I was really
looking for was a snow blower and curtains.... Oh and a koo koo clock, since my
clock got stolen…Let me know if you have any of these items.”
How many people have “cuckoo clock”
on their wish list?And how many people
have one that needs a good home?Sounds
like another COINcidence to
When I told Debbie that I
did, in fact, have a cuckoo clock and sent her this photo, she responded with:
love it!!!!! How much are you asking for it??OMG!!!!! Definitely will super enjoy it!!!!!! I'd be honored to have it!!!!! Totally
appreciative and will never take it for granted!I understand your sentimental value to it and
I would gladly hang it up in my cabin.”
Tonight my heart is Smiling with
those two unexpected Birthday Gifts – loving homes for Special things.
It really is so much more fun to Give than to Receive.
P.S.I was about to post this Tale, but decided instead to open a parcel
which arrived a few days ago… The parcel contains a gift from a friend – a book
entitled “The Story of STUFF and our Obsession with it”.How funny is that?COINcidence?