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        07-20-2013, 02:59 PM
    Pretty ponies mamma!!
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        07-20-2013, 10:16 PM
    I figured I would pop in and read up since I haven't been on in a few days. I'm trying to occupy my mind a little before I lose it completely. I feel like I'm on another planet. Also, I miss Dh so much :(

    He had a chance to further inspect his truck. It is an absolute miracle he even made it to his Dad's house, and a blessing that it quit when it did as well. The back main is out. The entire motor will have to be pulled and rebuilt. It's trashed. There was also more damage done to the underside from the accident, and it caused a leak in the brake line. He also found on further inspection that he had a cracked tire rod! If that had gone while he was driving he would have most certainly wrecked horribly...he would have lost the ability to steer and brake. Imagine that with a loaded 30 ft trailer behind you.

    I'm still working on how we are going to get him home and get our stuff. We've decided the best plan of action is to try to get a moving truck, which I have sourced and will cost around $700, and that will get him home as well as our belongings. I'm just trying to figure out how I can come up with the money in a day's time, but I'm trying like hell. The truck and trailer will be safe being left at his Dad's house, and he can drive my car to school every day for the time being. All I care about at the moment is getting my husband home. He has had an absolute horrible weekend. We're trying to be in good spirits though, and have tried to find humor in the situation (like the tire flying past him while he was driving, and then someone stealing it)

    But in all seriousness, I have my diamond wedding ring that I'm willing to sell to get the money to get him home if anyone knows an interested party. It's the only thing I have besides a few pairs of clothes, a cast iron pan, and an old model (Collegiate) english saddle that I can try to sell. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and this is one of those times. We've busted our butts to get moved here and make a good life for ourselves, and I'll be ****ed if I let this beat us!!!

    Thanks again you guys, you have been so supportive and encouraging...and even listened to my venting and fussing. It really means a lot to me, I love you guys!!
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        07-21-2013, 02:17 AM
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    Em, have you thought about a pawn shop? You can pawn something there for money and pay it back when you can to get your item back. It's like a loan with incentive. Might be something to look into?
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        07-21-2013, 02:47 AM
    Do not take that ring to a pawn shop. They sometimes switch the diamonds when the ring is in their "care". Just a word of caution. Pawn dealers are not above making a buck off someones misfortune. They will also only give you a fraction of what the ring is worth.
    If your husband is a veteran there is an emergency fund I believe available if he gets a check. Call your local VA and speak to a Social Worker.
    I will see if there is something Monday when I go to work.
    Remember this too shall pass. Shalom
        07-21-2013, 10:02 AM
    Green Broke
    Em, I'm so glad your dh and your belongings are safe. Even if he has to rent a cheap car, cram some essentials into it, throw a tarp over the trailer, let it sit, come back and meet his obligations
        07-21-2013, 10:04 AM
    Green Broke
    (oops) .. and then worry about how and when to go get the rest. "Roughing it" used to be a way of life, and doing it a little longer will only make you stronger.

    You can do this! I believe in you!
        07-21-2013, 11:06 AM
    Mama they sure seem to be enjoying the mud. EMS I agree with DBA no pawn shops. Hopefully if he was in the service the emergency fund could work. Sorry you are dealing with this.
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        07-21-2013, 12:19 PM
    Kay, thanks for the idea :)

    DB, yes he is a veteran with 40% service connected disability and does get a check every month. He is going to call the VA and inquire about the emergency fund, we had no idea anything like that even existed! Thank you so much for mentioning it.

    TG, thank you, I am glad as well! Thank you for your support and confidence, it means a lot!

    We are willing to do whatever at this point. We are trying to see if we can sell the trailer quickly and use that money. It's old and ugly, but has all new floors and work done on it, so if we can get enough to get a moving truck that's all I care about. The catch is that it's jammed pack full of our stuff so nobody can see inside of it. It's worth a shot though!

    Dh was in good spirits this morning when we talked. I haven't talked to him a whole lot since I've been on the phone and trying to work out getting him home. Plus the service is in and out where he is and I don't want him to be frustrated just trying to be on the phone. We are trying to be positive and know that this will work out. I can't wait to see him, my heart hurts!
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        07-21-2013, 12:22 PM
    Also if you guys know of anyone that may be interested in buying a Tennessee Walking Horse please let me know! That would get him home too!
        07-21-2013, 04:30 PM

    We have the horse trailer sold!! A friend of mine in TN is buying it!! Dh's Dad is fronting him the money so we can pick up the moving truck in the morning. My friend isn't able to get the trailer for a couple days, so this will at least get him on the road TOMORROW!! I AM SO EXCITED I COULD JUST **** MY PANTS!!!!!! -Happy dance all over the place-
    He can pick up the truck at 10 am tomorrow, it's an hour from his Dad's house, so he will be there when they open and then an hour back...so, he should get back to his dad's around 11:30 I'm figuring(I'm saying 30 mins to do the paperwork or whatever), then say 2 hours to load (he says it won't take this long because he's going to move at warp ninja speed), and then I'm estimating him pulling out and hitting the road at 2 pm. The trip will take about 15 hours with minimal stops just for fuel/potty/quick bite to eat. He may quite literally be pulling in to the school with a moving truck to get to class on time! LOL! But whatever at least he will be there!

    I am so beyond thankful for you guys! You have been an awesome support network and I couldn't have done this without you. From the bottom of my heart -THANK YOU- I'll keep you all updated on his journey home!

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