Thanks to the timebank, I'm a sushi convert. A few years ago, I posted a request for a timebank member to go with me as a guide to a sushi restaurant. I was sushi-curious, and more than a little intimidated by the menu and protocol. My request was answered quickly by member Sarah, and we … Continue reading Learning new skills is how we roll!
Last spring, I had a great transaction with fellow Timebanker Susie. I had a request posted for months for quilt repair and had even communicated with a couple of interested people who ended up passing due to other time commitments. Shortly after Susie joined the Timebank, she saw my request for quilt repair and assistance … Continue reading A Tale of Two Quilts: One Old, One New
For many of us, asking for help is hard. I see this difficulty manifest often when timebank members tell me they can’t find the help they need in the timebank. Here’s a recent example: Me: What do you need? Member: I need four post holes dug. Me: Have you asked for help with that? Member: … Continue reading Sometimes, you gotta ASK!!
Once again, I waited until the last minute to clean up my garden for spring. Who knew spring would arrive in February? I looked under new offers for help, but I didn’t find anything. I posted a request, then I remembered that wonderful “Explore All Offers” index. Check it out here: https://hourworld.org/bank/SearchSvcCat.php?PR=Pro I sent a … Continue reading Explore All Offers!
Does anybody else get overwhelmed by the holidays? This is a great time for exchanges—the perfect time to help each other. Besides all the expectations of doing everything and being cheerful about it, we have the added stress of tiptoeing around current political issues while noshing with colleagues and family who we might not agree … Continue reading Holiday Help!
Fall was a little late this year, but it is definitely here now. My flowers are telling me it is time for some serious cleanup. Not sure why I put these gardening chores off the way I do. I used to love working in the garden by myself, but over the last few years I … Continue reading Fall Garden Cleanup
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When is something better than great? When you get twice the benefits! So you may or may not know that Twice is Nice Upscale Resale Boutique (TIN) receives (FABULOUS) donations of clothing, shoes, jewelry, and household items from generous community members. TIN takes the very best items and displays them in their beautiful little storefront … Continue reading Twice Is Nice joins Cville TimeBank!
I am currently writing from among a couple dozen unpacked cardboard boxes, a junky pile of miscellaneous items that currently make up my dining room, furniture that looks like it was arranged by a drunken crew of pirates, and – oh look! – a basket of clean, unfolded laundry. (Don’t ask me what’s in there. … Continue reading Moving Made Easier – through TimeBanking
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