Chad Deters! Come on down!
Im seeing the hours slowly tick by but the days are here and gone in the blink of an eye. It's almost been a week already since we arrived home and doesn't seem that at all. But on the other hand, life has slowed dramatically. There no longer is the hustle and bustle of normal everyday life. We are at the mercy of other peoples time. I wish I knew exactly what I do to pass my time but I don't know. I'm even two days behind in journaling and have no idea how that happened. The mornings, I wake up and enjoy my coffee with the B and G Hay folks. They have been more than hospitable and will surely be missed when we say goodbye. I'm not sure they'll miss the colorful eye sore that's sat in their lot for close to two months now. The bus is in top running condition now. A mobile mechanic came by and changed all the fluids and filters so she's ready. Friday will be the day she hits the road again.
We have spent our time working at a place called 3 way. It's a goodwill type of store but Christian based and the money goes for churches and other good things. I've spent my days receiving goods and cleaning them up for resale. Today, Derek and I spent our time sifting through a couple hundred TVs, weeding out the old out dated ones. We put them on a pallet and wrapped them up to be recycled. It feels really good to be volunteering again. Like always, it something different and always fun to see how things are ran.
Crossroads Church has been kind enough to connect with us and help us find things and meet a bunch of connections. This afternoon Mario from Crossroads Church picked us up to help with feeding the homeless. Theres a small compound of homeless here that for the past 5 years Crossroads has been involved with and feeds once a week. Since my time in the bus, I have definitely changed the way I see homelessness. The people are mostly good, just dealt a crummy hand. Some have done things to survive I'm sure their not proud of but it amazing what humans will do just to survive. We will be staying at the church this weekend and from there heading east into LA for a visit. Tuesday we will be attending The Price is Right hoping one of us wins $10,000 playing Plinko or maybe an awesome vacation. If it's a grocery price game, I will excel.