I'll see if I can get this done before Sarah beats me to it. We came home late yesterday afternoon after the motor home was towed away and our rally had the closing ceremonies.
We had just about 55 rigs so about 110 people. We did some great fund raising with the events that were planned. Each chapter donated a basket of something that we sold tickets for and then a winner was drawn. The basket I got from our caravan chapter was a plant of mums with $75,00 in Wal Mart gift cards.
Make A Wish Foundation got $1,540.00 (Chpt. 411 donated $500.00 of this total. That is our caravan chapter.)
Habitat for Humanity got $501.00 from the silent auction. Surprisingly there wasn't as much stuff going to Good Will as I thought there would be. So much seems to be 'junk'.
Wounded Warriors got $900.00 (Chpt. 411 donated $500.00 of this total)
71 fleece blankets were donated to some charity there in Hemet.
And we donated canned and package goods were taken to a food bank.
DH called our road service on Sat. morning. There was a major accident some where and all the tow trucks in the area were tied up with that. We got a call back that a tow truck would be coming from Oceanside. That is closer to San Diego and where we were. No flat car available. I wish you could have seen the size of that truck. It was longer and taller than our motor home. It took the fellow 2 hours to get the coach hooked up. I tried to collect donations from all the people standing around watching the fellow hook up the coach to the truck. LOL
Thank goodness for Emergency Road Tow service we have.
By then it was mid afternoon. We had the car loaded to the brim with our stuff. We stayed for the closing ceremony at 3 p.m. and the basket drawings. By then it was about 3:30 and supper wasn't until 5:30 so we hit the road after a stop at Dairy Queen. We made good time getting home in very heavy dark cloud cover. By 6:15 p.m. the car was unloaded and all put away.
Tomorrow DH will call the shop where the RV was towed. A fellow from the shop had given a seminar at our rally so he had looked at the brake problem and knew it was coming. Now we'll wait for the work to be done and then have to drive up there to pick it up. Just over 100 miles north.
I was making a bid at the silent auction on a new Brita Pitcher with 6 new filters. I finally won it for $17.00 and think I really got a bargain.
One RV friend that has given me odds and ends of yarn was there but didn't bring her latest collection. I told her in March we'd be camping in her area and she said to be sure and call her. Another member heard this conversation and said she had a big box of odds and ends of yard. She'll save it for me too.
I generally buy Gold Metal or Pillsbury flour which ever is the cheapest. A 4# bag of flour will last me 6 mo. to a year. I can't keep the weight off if I bake.
Ann in San Diego
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