Thursday, July 5, 2012

Learning to Donate

The new RV park was centrally located, somewhat, had full hookups, cable too and the cell phones worked, what more could we ask for. A pool was the lil ones request and maybe some shade was mine, but the A/C worked great on the rig, we could manage for a month here.
 As our luck would have it, the A/C went out on the roof and the temperatures started rising to the unbearable mark in the blazing Alabama sun. Never underestimate the power of shade or an awning when full timing. I’ve learned to pick sites facing north for less sun exposure in the summer months, opposite for the winter position.  We rode out the monthly rent and the rest of the money with the hubby volunteering as much as possible and me looking for another site with some very valuable shade trees.  While the hubby was away volunteering, all I heard was “Why can’t we go help too mommy?”, I had to come up with something for her to do so she could also feel like she was part of the cleanup effort going on all across the state.  I gave her a very important job of creating goody bags to be donated with the boxes of hotel toiletries.  After only a few hours she had HUNDREDS made up and ready to go.
making up bags to donate

I found a new place too, only 7 miles down the road, shade trees EVERYWHERE, and all the conveniences of home, even free laundry. I was sold; Tuscumbia RV Park was to be our new landing spot for the rest of the summer months.  When we got there to save our site, we found out an old friend from school was managing the park, I couldn’t of asked for more.
Before we could get moved from the gravel parking lot there was another storm that blew through.  This one tore off the awning and dinged ol’ blue’s passenger door.  Not sure if we really wanted to be in Bama with all the storms rolling through but without enough funds to go farther we were stuck.  We packed up and moved the 7mi down the road to rest for a bit and enjoy some shade. 
We knew we couldn’t survive long on the funds we had while volunteering, but that was the whole reason we made this trip…….that and to spend some much needed time with the family. 

Until next time.....
Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing. ~Donna Hedges

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