Alaska and BUSTED!

Thank you everyone for being so YOU!

4286 miles to Alaska.  Sounds like a movie title..

Unfortunately, Our 13-year-old car has set us back a small amount..   Thank you everyone for all of the support both financially and with very encouraging thoughts and prayers! Wish us luck please!

Thank you everyone for your help!  I will never forget this and I promise I will pay it forward!!!

There's a bit of my life in this posting. It's not all of me or even most of me, it's just a part, some good, some painful, most of my troubles came from a few poor decisions. With a small amount of help, Alaska still can be our new home.
My dilemma isn't about me it's about the 2 people I love much more then myself.
Thank you for helping in any way, if you can!
Thank you for just taking the time to read this.
Please my friends, don't let your dreams die!  Work 70 hours a week if you have to, even if only half of your dream comes true!

I lost my job here in Alexandria, La. after my employer found out I was considering a job offer in Alaska.  Needless to say he wasn't at all happy about it.  I tried to explain to him that I wasn't just going to up and leave, my intentions were to give him at the very LEAST 2 weeks notice OR most likley 1 month.  He got a little more then iritated with me and gave me an ultimatum- stay here and thats that OR walk my backside out of the door and don't let it hit me on the way out.  I knew at that point I ment nothing to this man but what money I could make for him..  He knew that spending my last 20 years or so living in the place I've dreamed of living all of my 49 years was very important to me!  I told the wrong person I was considering taking the job in Alaska and they informed my boss.  I had checked my email looking for some picture of a cutsomers broken safe they wanted us to fix and I forgot to log out of Gmail.  He found the email open and went to my inbox.  There he discovered my corespondence with the company I was being offered a job from and blew his stack.  It's mostly my fault and I have no one to blam but myself.

Thank you everyone for the help and wonderful well wished.

I'm not giving up just yet but, I'm loosing confidence in myself and that's breaking my will.

This dream has been with me since my Navy days and hasn't left me in the 30 wonderful years of marriage to my beautiful Tina. I'm so afraid I'm going to lose what little we have, those few things we found together and call ours, all because of a stupid mistake.  I can't undo what's happened, all I can do is try as hard as I can, to make sure I don't get us thrown out on the street! I can't pay my rent, utility bill, etc... I had started saving for this move. I had saved just under $1200
I'm going to give it all I have to make this happen! I'm afraid that time, money and employers don't wait for anyone....
Thank you all for everything, the time, donations, well wishes and true concern that I have received!!

You don't have to donate a thing, but PLEASE , please copy and paste this link- gofundme/ricktoalaska in facebook if you can..... EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!

Thank you again

Rick Miller

Please, any help will go a LOOOOONG way.. This is the first time, and God willing, the last and only time in my life, I have to ask for financial help from my friends and Family AND in this case, even strangers. I'm very sorry for having to ask for help. I'm also very humbled by this entire experience. I've found out a great deal about what my family and friends think of me, even folks I only know from online and even though I've not made our must-have goal at- -it's not for the lack of love, help and understanding, it's tough times and money is very hard to let go of, even with a friend in need. I myself will do everything in my power to PAY IT FORWARD and repay my friends, family and those who have helped with kind words and love. Those who helped me with moving the few things we have, that we can call ours, and understanding how hard it is sometimes to say thank you...

Love and friendship, that's the true wealth in life!
Thank you so much for helping! I'm very close to covering what I lost when my Ex-Employer told me to start walking out of his business, when he found out I was offered a job in Alaska. I told the wrong person about the Job, who, in turn, told my now Ex-employer and when he found out, I was unemployed! Such are the tough breaks in life. We make many of our own troubles in this life, it's a wonderful thing to know you have friends who understand and can help.. It's not always about money, the help we receive.. This time, however, money is the one thing I need more than anything except, God, my friends, and family! I'm not leaving out the folks, who, I don't know in real life, but who I know online, that have given both friendship and donations to help us make this dream come true. I have a very special place in my heart for you too!!!

It's Sunday morning my hands are together and I'm on my knees)..

Goodbye to my friends here in Alexandria, La. and thank you for everything

Tears of love and happiness from me for you!!

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