Saturday, November 12, 2011

Veteran's day and the 10 mile adventure

Our time was up yesterday at the COE campground. I had to move my rig and trailer to some place more permanent so we can wait for the funds to get the transmission repaired or rebuilt. The necessity for electric, and bathrooms for Deb prevents me from a boondocking site. We can go a week on our batteries, but Deb has had some problems lately with her disability.
  It was Veteran's day, and I didn't feel like doing a damn thing. Just like on Memorial day. Want to sit on my butt and hide. Too many military reminders, too many "Veteran's day sales!!" and too many parades. I do like the fact that so many people are now welcoming our soldiers home. But it wasn't always that way....
  Well, I really had to buck up. I didn't know if this rig was gonna make it or not, or even move a foot. I had found an RV park (ugh) that would take us in with bathrooms very close, so I packed up and prepared for the big  push, about 10 miles away. I was worried shiftless about the transmission being shiftless. During the drive over, to my great surprise all I had to do was punch the accelerator a couple of times to get the damn thing to shift! So the great "adventure" of moving the rig and trailer turned out to be anti-climatic, (climactic? climaxtic? who the hell knows) and we pulled in to the RV park and secured our spot, parked in a row of other RV's and trailer's and prepared to endure the bleakness of feeling like we are in a trailer park with no scenery and no sounds of nature wafting in our windows.
  But damn, I'm grateful for it! We could have been stuck on the side of the road, calling in a tow truck that I could barely pay for with our meager funds!
  Bottom line is, I had to get off my pitty pot and get busy with life and living and do what I had to do. No mattter what the emotional baggage I had to indulge myself with, life don't stop because I choose to live in a cocoon by choice on these kind of days.
  The picture was taken about 20 years ago, at a Vietnam moving wall veteran's memorial. My son is there with me. The only one I have ever attended...


  1. Glad to see you made the 10 miles. Maybe the tranny isnt that bad......
    Romani please take care of yourself. You sound a little depress maybe?

  2. Okay. Now I can chime in.

    So, It was a good day with a little bit of luck thrown in to get you to your new temporary spot.

    Here's something I read whenever I feel low:

    Don't Worry. Be Happy!

    1. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more fortunate than the one million people who will not survive this week.

    2. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world.

    3. If you can attend a church or political meeting or just state your opinion without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, then you are more blessed than three billion in the world.

    4. If you have a little money in the bank or in your wallet, and spare change in your pocket, then you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

    The top 8%!!!

    So these are the few things (there are many many more you can probably name, I am sure) that make me happy and content.

  3. By the way, Anonymous was me me!

    Bob (aka stude53)

  4. Bob, glad you cleared up that anonymous thing! Tippy, don't worry. I am a survivor...

  5. I will keep you and your wife in my prayers, I find so much comfort in the word of God and understanding in providence. This is what I read when I am feeling down, Its a question, What is your only comfort in life and in death? That I, with body and soul,both in death, am not my own, but belong to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ, who with his precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins,and redeemed me from all the power of the devil,and so preserve me that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head, indeed, that all things must work together for my salvation. wherefore, by his Holly Spirit,He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live unto Him.
    I hope this helps.