Rick, our beloved friend is in need of some help.
The guy is to proud to ask for himself. May be because he always is helping others. He is my truly friend and his condition is catching up with him, he deserves to get better and to know we are there for him...
Diede, spent the last couple of days with Rick trying to figure out what kind of help he needs. This is a huge task in itself because Rick so desperately does not want to ask for "hand outs". He has a good plan but it will take focus which is the one thing that his brain just doesn't have.
The plan.....find and secure moorage for him & the boat to live on just long enough so he can focus on selling his stuff / motorcycles / etc / then sell the boat. (At the moment he is in a marina that is charging $60 a night but he has to leave today since he has No $.) The boat in itself has limited value but the engines are worth it. Unfortunately if he can't find a buyer it will also cost $ to salvage the boat once all the stuff is off.
After finding a place to actually be with the boat which includes tonight he then needs to get his Scout out of the tow yard. It just got towed two days ago but each day the bill just keeps going up. It doesn't run at the moment but he will have no chance to fix it if he can't get it out the tow yard.
The boat really needs some fuel. It is on near empty so he is running it by buying 5 gallon jugs & dumping those in. (Not good due to the sludge at the bottom of the tanks)
Besides the money for the above items I think the biggest need is one that involves time. Someone to help him on a daily basis to keep on track. He can't do this alone & that is his biggest issue. His brain just won't let him.
He is working so hard for each day but he isnt getting ahead. I have witnessed his determination to keep going but unfortunately he is so far in the hole that his two steps forward is actually only a half step. Rick is not just sitting around doing nothing. He sold off a keyboard yesterday for last night moorage & also got in his dry suit & went swimming to cut off a line that had wrapped around a prop.
He is so prideful that he doesn't want to ask for help. He doesn't want his boys to see him fail. However, from what I have seen, it really is time to call in some of his good karma points. I know Rick has earned them. So I am writing this today (with his consent) to ask for help.
- Hector Gomez
- judie elfendahl
- Edan Zebooloon
Organizer and beneficiary