Friday, June 01, 2012

Not One to Duck

Despite what the picture indicates my son-in-law is certainly not one to duck what needs to be done.

A friend who is not well, needs to move herself and her stuff back to Alberta, but she is too unwell to do so herself. So, Eric has volunteered to take three days off work and in order to spend three days to drive her across Canada. This is a mere, trifling distance of 3378km/2100miles, which Google indicates should take 44 hours of driving.

Unless something unforeseen occurs, he and his lead foot will make in fewer hours than that, but it is still a monumental trip. I know this because Cuppa and I drove this drive once upon a time. We took our sweet time driving out, but we did make it home in three long days.

Kudos to Eric for doing this for a friend and to Sha for actually suggesting that he do it in the first place. They are amazing people willing to do for others.

He should be on his way as you read this. Be safe Eric.

12 comments:

Diana said...

Oh my, I can feel the testosterone flying!! I wish Erik a safe journey!
Love Di ♥

Mara said...

I just looked it up: that's from Sicily (southern Italy) to Hamar in Norway!

I take my hat off to him to do that in only three days!!

Lorna said...

There are some lovely people in the world...

KGMom said...

Traveling mercies to this angel of mercy.
Doing for others--it's what gives life meaning.

Bernie said...

If I can be of any help out here AC please tell Eric to call. (I can message my number) It is such a long drive, I have done it 3 times but we took our time) Wishing him a safe trip and his friend better health. Perhaps if she is moving close to me I can be of help to her once she arrives. I honestly don't mind helping out. Hope everyone is well, big hugs

Mary G said...

Good man! Every time I do that drive I get 'rocks and trees' phobia.

Donna said...

What a Guy!!! Not many of that caliber around these days!
He'll be One Tired Warrior when he gets home, Bless his heart!
Sweet weekend Ac...and stop worrying, he'll be fine!
hughugs

Judy said...

Seriously. You and your family are such wonderful people. How blessed you are!

Dale said...

Good story. Good deed. Great pic! The world needs more Erics.

Ginnie said...

That's a true measure of a man. You must be immensely proud and what a good daddy !

Hilary said...

Somebody raised that boy right. Wishing your son in law a safe trip. My son just did the drive to Cold Lake a couple of weeks ago but he had time and did it in 5 days.

Regenia said...

He is obviously a wonderful person to have joined your family. Your grandchildren will easily learn kindness because it is lived out in their home. What a wonderful thing to do!