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Moving - Returning Home

$700 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 15 people in 5 months
Down to Gas Money / motel money to get Home

Well, I'm down to needing fuel and motel money to make the trip HOME.  I've got the rental money covered, and a little bit for setting up housekeeping.  Now it's a matter of just putting together the gas money.  (See below for how I break it down) I hope you will help with a donation!

Back to the Land of Oz   


The signs and messages I've been getting the last month or so are urging me to make a big change.  I've been being a live-in caregiver for an elderly gentleman, and although 94-year-old Hilbert is a great guy, I feel I've done all I can for him and me in that situation. Additionally, I’d be homeless without this gig due to the sky-high rents in SoCal, that I just can’t afford.

After a long heart-to-heart with a good friend, I got the sudden flash to re-locate to the town of my birth:  Wellington, Kansas.  I spent the first few months of my life there, before the family moved elsewhere, but my mother's family lived in Wellington, so we were frequently making the trip from Northeast Kansas down  to see the Grandma and Granddad.  

Now everyone in that scenario has passed on, except my siblings, but there is still a special place in my soul for the place of my incarnation, and it has become an inspiration to me to attempt this GoFundMe project.  

Another major motivation is the cost of living, which is WAY different between Encinitas and Wellington.  A two-bedroom house in the San Diego Area averages over $4000 a month and rent for a studio apartment is usually more than $1500, so if it weren't for the care-giving gig, I would be homeless here.

Dig this:  I found three 2-bedroom houses in Wellington below $650--with big yards.  I spoke with the owner of the house pictured, and he's open to letting me rent the house over the phone.  

Between my modest social security check, my online store (Pure Energy Rx), and writing jobs, I can comfortably  afford that.  So now, it's a matter of getting to Wellington, and setting up a home there.

All I own has been whittled down to one suitcase, so I'll be needing some things to set up housekeeping in the new place.   The main thing is a bed.  Other home items  I have are stored at my brother's in New Mexico, so I'll be stopping by his place to get that stuff on the way to Wellington.

Here's how I break it down for the GoFundMe funds:

RENT (600) -  1200 1st/last move in
UTIL. 1ST MO - 150
FUEL - 325 @ 15 mpg (1340 mi)
CAR SERVICED - 150
MOTEL - 4 nights @ $70 = 280
FOOD - 80
BED - 250
Housekeeping Items, Incidentals - 190
GoFundMe Fee - 75
TOTAL - 2700

I'm looking to embark Mid-November.  In the meantime, I'll be helping Hilbert replace me, and praying this can all work out!  I'll be posting updates as we go along, so let me know if you have any questions before donating.  An alternate way to help is to purchase something from Pure Energy Rx , the profits of which go to overall support.

This new adventure will be very healing for me, and put me in closer proximity to the rest of my family, most of whom live in Kansas.  Plus, I'll be able to re-connect with the land that attracted my incarnation, and who knows, maybe I'll meet The Wizard!
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QUEMADO, NM - Went to Reserve, NM (county seat) and got new plates and title. Found out the truck had dangerous tie rods, so had to replace those. The mechanic, "Andy the Wizard", found the source of the engine missing and repaired that. I dodged a bullet on the tranny--all appears OK there, but the whole thing is setting me back $400, and I still need tires. So it looks like next week before I can get off the mountain, providing I get the funds. Please consider donating to the cause!
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I snagged a truck for a grand. It's strong, but has a few issues (of course). I need tires--the current ones are almost bald, and there's an electrical issue that affects the engine that I'm going to need to have checked out by a pro mechanic. So I'm looking at probably another $200 before hitting the road to Wellington. Fuel will be a factor with a V-8--probably looking at $180 in gas to make the trip. A lot of trucks up here for sale--very few smaller vehicles, so I had to go with the V-8. Any donation amount is GREATLY appreciated!
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So far I'm still on schedule for the move to Wellington. Got the rent paid for December, and now I'm scouring the countryside for a $1000 car or pickup that will make the trip. Once that is accomplished, I'm going to need extra funds to set up housekeeping in the new place. This is where YOU come in. Need a bed, some furniture, blankets, and kitchen stuff. Then I need office equipment: a chair with wheels, a printer/scanner and wi-fi.
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Literally, on a wing and a prayer today--flying to Albuquerque to visit my brother's family and figure out how to get my stuff that is stored there over to the rental in Wellington. I'm hoping to have the funds to buy a cheap vehicle that can make the trip, then hoping for funds to get a bed and necessary home items. Any amount helps!
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