Well in just 8 short days we'll be heading to the Rez. Hard to believe it. I think we've about got things nailed down so the next week or so should be fairly stress-free. Well, at least as stress-free as possible. Tomorrow we shop for food. You can go over to the trip blog to see pics of my house. It's wild. Really wild.
Some good things are happening ....
Melda's shower went over big. In fact, I'm still getting gifts for her. Someone came up to me last night and said that it had gotten past them and they wanted to give some money. I told her that I wasn't sure I'd have time to get out shopping before we leave but that I could always pass on the money to Melda if that was OK with her. It was. She handed me a roll of money saying, "this is all I have on me right now". I got home and looked at it and it was $80!! Another lady who gave a $50 gift card at the shower on Sunday came up to me with 2 more gifts for Melda last night. And another lady who brought gifts to the shower gave me a bag of soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, lotions, etc. for Melda last night too. And to top it all off, one of those women is currently out of work. What do I ever say to something like that?? Wow ...
Trust me, nothing that was given will go to waste. Whatever Melda got I am sure she will share. Just a up the hill from her home is a single-wide trailer with no indoor plumbing and the only electric is a cord running out to the pole. There are 15 people living in that trailer, 8 of them are kids.
Did I say all that already in another post?? Maybe. Life has been so crazy I don't remember what I've said to who.
Things for REZonate are going well too. I meet with a radio station next week to see what part they want to play. HOPEFULLY they are not just trying to sell me advertising on their station. I'm not going to be happy at all if that is the case, but, I think there's something more there because they've been putting us off since Feb. and I figure if they wanted to sell me something they would have been all over it by now. So I'm hopeful. I'll let you know as soon as I know.
I also received an email from someone in Pittsburgh who is wanting to do a benefit for Backpacks. I have no idea who this is but he already has a venue booked and a band booked. It'll take place on Aug. 15th. That will make 3 cities that have had a benefit show for Backpacks - Cincy, Winchester, VA, and Pittsburgh, PA.
Now, in family news .... I'm not happy to say that I think Logan is about to join the Army. He was set to go to college this fall but has never heard back from them about student loans he applied for. He has called countless times and emailed and left messages and they simply do not get back to him. So, he's back to thinking about the Army. He would be an MP. Did I mention that I'm not happy about that??
And the news is not all that great for my dad either. Looks like he'll have to go back on chemo pretty soon.