Monday, September 5, 2016
POST 1528; HURRICANE' WV; SEPT 05, 2016
Good Afternoon from HURRICANE, West Virginia.
Traveling for over two months after leaving ISLANDO's ART QUARRY, SAM, SPIA and ME have strived to recover from the severe lack of funds ... coupled with a series of failures to properly repair SPIA ...
We experienced three weekly periods during the past two months when we ran out of $$ for food and gas to move forward on our continuing journey to reach DALLAS' home in CULLODEN.
We have now arrived at our destination. Our first day has been filled with the pleasure to be again with our many friends.
Along the way, many old and new friends have come forward to encourage and assist us. We parked for two weeks in LOVE'S Truck Stop in POST FALLS (COEUR d'ALENE), Idaho. We again stopped for a week ... this time at WALMART parking lot in COLVILLE, Washington; followed by another week delay in the mountain community of REPUBLIC, Washington.
These "Rest Stops" were forced on us as available funds ran out.
Two times, $$ funds reached us from our Social Security U.S Government monthly checks. Because car repairs previously charged were due, not much was available for gas and food. So, we halted again and again ... getting somewhat proficient at learning hunger restraint
Reaching the beautiful city of BELLEVUE, Iowa on the banks of the MISSISSIPPI River, we again parked one week awaiting funds to catch up.
Two weeks ago, we arrived at Sister Carol's. Busy with medical appointments, Carol was to spend our visit pretty much alone as we again parked at WALMART.
On September 02, 2016, Uncle Sam's $$ again arrived.
We immediately drove the 500 final miles to West Virginia. YES. we do have enough $$ to pay the final debt still owed. Next month we can eat and drink.
5 years ago SAM, SPIA and ME embarked on our trek to meet and help SENIORS as we crossed and recrossed America. We did this with intent to find our own limits. Until our recent foolish effort to reach beyond our ability to help SENIORS, we did very well. We had no business not sticking with our objective to limit our efforts to SENIORS.
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And, with these words I move on ...