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Life is Good in NSB - A follow up

Posted by Cheryl on 7/12/2015
Life is Good in NSB - A follow up
The Ascherl family looks at where their old home burned and where their new home will be.


Hey there!

You may remember a month or so ago, I blogged about my friend Jill.  Her home had an electrical fire in it and was a total loss.  Unfortunately, she and her family also lost their dog, Daisy, in the fire.  (You can read the whole story here: http://www.poshpineapplensb.com/life-is-good-in-nsb.html).  Our hearts went out to the family and we wanted to do something to help. So we decided to design a t-shirt to sell.  

The design of the shirt was easy...one of Jill's favorite sayings is "Life is good!" and she loves the beach. So we knew exactly what the shirt had to say.  And in memory of Daisy, we dotted one of the i's with a little daisy. 

We were overwhelmed with everyone's support!  People couldn't get their shirts fast enough! We sold so many the first day, we ordered more before the day was over! People came into the store, they purchased on our website, they called us to order over the phone and they gave us cash donations. We sold about 100 shirts in a very short amount of time! Seriously, I know there are wonderful people in the world, but I am always amazed at the generosity of others. I love the people from our little sandy beach town and those that live elsewhere, but carry our NSB sun and sand in their hearts.  

I am happy to announce that we raised $1160.80 for the Ascherl family!  Thanks to all who purchased or donated! When I told Jill the amount, I could see how touched she was and she said, "I had know idea you sold that many shirts! Thank you so much!" They are very appreciative. 

So, what's going on now? Well, as you can see from the picture, the house was torn down. Jill and John have contracted with a local builder to start building in August. They are excited to start the process. They decided to build a 2 story house so the boys' rooms can be upstairs. And they always wanted a nice front porch so the new house will have that as well.  Their existing pool will have to be redone (Jill said the tadpoles are loving it there, but they will have to move on!).

So, the family is smiling, having a fun summer and enjoying the journey! You never know what life has in store for you, but you can always learn from it and make the best of it.

Thank you again for helping The Posh Pineapple help others! It means the world to me!

I hope you have a fabulous week,

Cheryl

PS - We only have a few shirts left in men's small and medium.  Order yours here: http://www.poshpineapplensb.com/life-is-good-shirt.html




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Date 7/12/2015
Deane
All I can say is Wow. what a thoughtful friend you are. Always thinking of other people and helping in any way you can. We are indeed lucky that you decided to open the Posh Pineapple!. Looking forward to your next "Project" whatever that might be!!!!.
Date 7/12/2015
Jill Ascherl
Dear Cheryl, the NSB community & all those who bought online: We are so humbled & blessed by the outpouring of kindness and concern for our family. The boys didn't skip a beat adjusting to their new normal but of course John & I, as adults, are just beginning to feel excited about the future "Coquina Bed & Breakfast", our term of endearment for our little slice of paradise. We miss Daisy, our yellow lab, more than words can say. To help with the grieving process we are making something special for the family we were lucky to share her with. Feels good to pay it forward. Again, thank you so much Chery! Life in NSB is indeed good!
Date 7/12/2015
Bruce
My wife LOVES the POSH !! We were on vacation and made a visit. We were told about this situation. My wife forgot to buy the shirt, so the next day she came back to purchase a shirt for the cause. It's wonderful what you are doing for this family.
Date 7/12/2015
Patti kirkman
This is my first time reading your blog and what a wonderful read it was. I had no idea about the Asherl family loosing their, so awful, and how you jumped in to help, wow! We are very lucky to have you in our amazing, little NSB community!

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