A well needed week off to rest our bodies and get things organized for our next adventures when we head out of Arizona next week. In the meantime we are enjoying barbecuing and cooking our meals since once we adventure out, there won’t be many opportunities to do it. We did our honey dos of haircuts, hair dye, cleaning, packing and making reservations, deciding what we need and want to take with us on this 7+ month adventure.
The Pima County Fair in Tucson was an 11 day event that ended on May 1st with long hours. We were at the location for the FMCA Event a few weeks ago so it was familiar to us, but we were in a different building. We setup on Wednesday and began the long hours on Thursday, not too long during the week, only about 8 to 9 hours, while the weekends were over 12 hours, but as usual we made it through. It was a good event with many nice people, both vendors and customers. It wasn’t as successful financially as we anticipated it to be but we would consider returning next year.
We will be leaving on Sunday and heading east, not in our usual travel attire but it’s still traveling like we love doing. Truck with small trailer, hotels and Airbnb’s verses motorhome and campgrounds…it will be interesting!
WOW…JUST WOW…EVERYTHING CHANGED IN AN INSTANCE WITH ONE PHONE CALL!
That was definitely an eye opener…It’s been one of those years already and it just keeps getting stranger…
It’s getting to the point that we can’t depend nor trust anybody but each other. It turns out that the company we worked with this winter are not people of their word. They lied and used us and it cost us a lot more than what they gave us and now we need to hold on to our faith and figure out what is next. All the plans and reservations have been canceled and we need to find work for the summer, but this time we need housing too! We need to look forward and just believe, knowing it will all work out…SOMEHOW!
We gave our all to this company because they claimed to be a family run business who cares for one another. We took a huge hit financially this winter when we should have chosen back in January, when we lost our motorhome to find other work with housing. But, instead we chose to stay and work through it with their assurance of great things to come. They had all these events already scheduled and all our concerns were comforted over and over that the big picture was going to have much more success. We went through our savings quickly paying for our living expenses without so much as a bone being thrown by them. Several times our paycheck was short by hundreds and we had to constantly ask for the rest which took until next pay period to get it straightened out.
We continuously received comforting reassurance from them that once we head east things would get much better. We wanted to believe them so we began making our plans with the assumption that we were full time employees. Then, to make matters worse, we had been approached several times by other companies that were wanting us to come work for them, but we continuously turned them down because we had hope in this company. Hind sight is definitely hard to see, we should have known they were going to pull the plug because it was obvious they could not continue paying us. Besides our paychecks being short continuously, there were issues when we arrived to some of the events that their credit cards were being declined. All those things should have raised the red flags but when we mentioned our concerns, they comforted us with what we thought at the time were legitimate reasonings.
Decisions were made the past few months that cost us dearly, all because we believed in others words instead of once again trusting in our guts. Being so desperate that finally after almost 20 years of traveling full time, that we finally found the right fit for us. We were so wrong and it hurts.
We’re both feeling disconnected and discouraged, so far this frigging year SUCKS! So many dreams, plans and exciting opportunities just evaporated into the thin air in a moment. It’s so sad that we never seem to get what we need and definitely NEVER what we want! Life has really been tough on us and we just feel so deflated and defeated!
Tomorrow is another day and we are hopeful that in a moment things could once again change for our better! Yes, it was a shocker but as usual we will rise above their pettiness and do what we have to do…just not sure what that is yet, but we will figure it out but for now we will just continue hanging on!