Flat Stanley enjoyed a relaxing morning at the house today. He was hanging out with Shinzee the cat.
“Run, Shinzee, RUN!” Flat Stanley yelled as he threw her salmon treats as hard as he could out into the yard and just like a dog playing fetch, Shinzee would run to get them, and then return for more.
Shinzee was tired and all of the treats were gone. So Flat Stanley was hanging out with her on the bench in Nana’s garden.
“A bit of rest is just what we need today, Shinzee” It’s been a long week complete with friends, travel and warriors!
But then Flat Stanley heard the tap tap tap of the hammer going on next door and decided to go see what was going on.
“No rest for the weary!” Flat Stanley whispered as he smiled his lovely smile and rounded the big bush in front of the house.
When he saw the workermen putting windows in Nana and Papa’s new house across the drive Flat Stanley took off into a gallop run.
“Hey guys! Do you need any help today?”
“Oh we can always use the help of a strong young lad like yourself,” Wild Willy the Window Man said.
So Flat Stanley grabbed a hammer and started tap tap tapping the windows in place. They let him run the glue gun around the edges and even frame in a window that wasn’t fitting just right.
The workermen were very nice and loved Flat Stanley’s help.
Flat Stanley worked with the level to make sure the window was situated just right so it will open and close for Nana and Papa with an easy slide.
When Wild Willy the Window Man was securing the last window in place, Flat Stanley ran inside and popped up on the other side of the glass with a surprising “Peek-a-Boo!!!” It made Wild Willy jump a bit, but he recovered quickly and shook his head at Flat Stanley.
“Haha, you got me! Now go grab that door.”
Flat Stanley got to secure Nana’s pretty front door in place. He was very careful with the special panes of glass.
When Nana came out to see it, she had tears in her eyes.
“It’s fun to watch a house come together, but Flat Stanley, with windows and doors, the house is becoming a home!” she said.
Flat Stanley had enjoyed a busy day with the worker men. He sat on the little porch with Nana for a few minutes and she talked about how she can’t wait for her rocking chair on this very porch. It was an exciting day for them. Nana couldn’t stop smiling.
I hope this finds you smiling too! Enjoy your weekend!