I think the only thing that postponed my meltdown was the fact that I was completely and utterly exhausted last night. So I had my meltdown this morning. I had a good cry and a little bit of a hissy fit to the (senior and much more competent) mechanic whom we spoke with this morning, showing him the grease all over everything and pointing out to him that WE LIVE IN THE TRUCK!!!!!!! This guy seemed on the ball and he apologized for the mess and said he would talk to the mechanics. We are hopeful that we'll be out of here before much longer and also hopeful that we're never coming back!
Now on to our day on Thursday: We spent Wednesday night on the street in Grand Rapids, MI, under some trees and right outside the gate to Butterball Farms, where we delivered at 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Then we headed to Reed City, MI (motto: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now) to this place
|in Reed City, MI|
|Downtown Reed City|
After loading up with yogurt, we drove south to Big Rapids, home of my alma mater,
Fairly Straight University Ferris State University.
We met my brother, Steve, and his lovely wife, Nancy here for lunch. We parked at the WalMart where we saw this:
We had a nice visit with Steve and Nancy.
|My Big Brudder and His Wife|
On the way back south through Grand Rapids, we stopped at another WalMart where my brother, Paul came to visit us at our truck. We spent the night at a rest area in Holland, MI, and when we woke up Thursday morning, it was only 34 degrees!
By the way, when I talked about my haircut the other day, I neglected to mention that I got it cut really short!
|Took this myself with my cellphone,|
in a restroom mirror
Today's Silly Sounding Place Name: Kinderhook, MI