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    hello and goodbye

    I never did post a hello in this thread so I figure this is as good a time to say
    both hello and goodbye.

    Another one bites the dust.
    I've had a lot of fun with this forum and the kindly folks in and of it.
    I have become a victim of the Las Vegas 12% unemployment rate.
    In four days I am losing my home, my wife and all my babies (5 dogs, 4 cats).
    I'm sixty one years old, I've been unemployed for two years with only one interview and it has just become too much for my wife to bear.
    We've used every form of 'stave it off' monies we could, including our retirement resources, etc.
    She's been carrying the load for too long and now friends have offered to her a chance to get her affairs in order. She will be able to save money, take the babies to the vet, etc. Things she has not been able to do for some time.
    We really hit the bottom and there is no fault in her decision.

    I will be moving into my car, an old Lincoln.
    Quite roomy actually.
    I'm trying to remember when I used to think of no job and no money as 'freedom'.
    And why?
    I've begun ridding myself of everything that doesn't fit in the car.
    Remember the Carlin routine about "stuff"?
    I sure have/had a lot of stuff.

    Being homeless in Vegas sucks.
    Homeless anywhere sucks but in Vegas everyone just figures you're a degenerate gambler who lost everything.
    I don't gamble.
    And it's about to get very, very hot.

    What's annoying is that as soon as I told friends that everything had fallen apart, I was offered a job where I used to live, a thousand miles away, in the Northwest.
    So I'm selling guitars, old pcs, anything to get enough gas money to take a 26 year old car a thousand miles through the desert and over the mountains.
    If it breaks down, I'll just have to pick up what I can carry and start walking.

    If this turns out to be the end of the Mayan calendar for me, well, I had a really good time here on this planet.

    If things go well, I'll be back, maybe on some Library PC, to say hello again.

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    I'm terribly sorry to hear that, stvnsprngr. I'm sure all our thoughts are with you in this awful time for you. All the very best of luck and courage and I sincerely hope that we will be hearing from you again in the near future. Keep in touch.
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    Best of luck, sir. Sorry to hear of your troubles.
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    Really sorry to hear about your problems Mate.

    I wish you luck, and hope you get things sorted.
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    I"m very sorry to hear that too. Have a successful journey and best wishes!

    I wish you success and good luck!!!!!!

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    Best of luck. Please try and post when you arrive safely
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    Man, thats a bummer. Best of luck getting back Northwest. If your car dies, you can sell it for a bus ticket the rest of the way, im pretty sure..
    Thanks for the great conversations over the several years.

    God Bless...
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    Good luck
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    Good Luck with the trip and I hope at the end the job is all it can be for you. I understand, been there done it twice. My fingers are crossed for you. Hope your hello will appear soon.
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    I wish you all the luck in the world, so sorry to hear of your troubles.

    Keep strong, and keep a clear mind. You will be missed here, hope you can get back up again soon....

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    I'm so sorry to hear that....I've enjoyed reading your posts here. All the very best to you in the future, and I hope something gets sorted soon. Stay tough and do what you can to keep going.
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    Thats really sad stvnsprngr and even more so for a man of your age. All in all it shows one thing, in essence this could happen to anybody at anytime.

    America has a dark side that the postcard views dont show.

    I think its disgraceful that the American govt lets people end up this way. All the money youve paid into their system over the years to end up homeless. As I say, absolutely disgraceful.

    Now if the US didnt have a pot to pee in Id understand it...
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    Safe travels and hopefully things will change for the better for you. Soon

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    Ah hell m8, this is really sad, as usual, those that deserve to win lose. May your gods go with you.

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    I hope you find what you're looking for and the good peeps out there help you out. I lived in my '71 Ford Galaxy 500 for a time and I found it roomy too, at first. Heaps of good fortune to you good sir!
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    Good luck mate..

    Hope it all works out for you.. there but for the grace of god and all that..
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    Whishing you all the best and that things will turn around for you ,been unemployed myself for some time and life is hard at the moment ..... never give up keep strong
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    Sorry to hear that. Wishing you all the best. May your road lead you to a better future. And let us know how you are.
    Save trip!
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    Don't forget to check out your local shelters. They may only be able to help you for 3 days, but in that 3 days you might be able to get some temp work to get you on your feet. And also, remember the food banks and the food stamp program.

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    Best of luck for the future.

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    I don't usually post in the welcome section but your story touched me so much I couldn't read and run, good luck and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that your car has 1000 miles travel left in it.

    It really stinks that a country that has enough money to invade every oil producing country can't spare a little of it to help their own.
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    Wish you all the best for the future...Good luck.
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    so sorry to hear your story i hope that things pick up for you
    hope your car does the miles and you get the job safe trip
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    Good luck for the future. Hope things work out for you.
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    Damn, thats so sad mate. Click here to enlarge

    Even sadder is the loss of you from Bolt, you`ve been a valued member for years and i`ll certainly miss you.

    I hope you land on your feet again soon, i`ll be rooting for you and your 26 yr old car lol.

    Take care Steve and and all the best for the future.

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