Once the dust settled and our things were finally all safe in a single location, and I could see my way clear to work another season at Amazon, the Fernley location had hired enough work campers for the season and were putting people on a waiting list. There were already 7 ahead of us for that list, so we opted to apply to Coffeyville again, expecting to start in October again, which would still leave us time to get to CA and back.
But we got a surprise. They asked us to start on August 13, with our campsite being paid from Aug 10, and a 2 hr meet and greet non-paid on Sunday the 12th. That was a good thing for us from a financial perspective, but it sure played hell with our plans for going to California.
So I had to reconcile myself to missing the 70's decade reunion, along with the first Muse family reunion in over 40 years. Not to mention missing the fun stuff planned for my birthday and my favorite Indian Casinos in Del Norte and Humboldt counties.
But I have learned, or mostly learned, that things have a way of working out, even when I can't see it at first. I don't know why this happened, I only know that in some way it will serve me well. If we can stand up to the work, and save most of what we earn during those 19 weeks, we may have a fighting chance of having a fairly decent 2013.
So for now the plan is to stay here in this inexpensive RV Park for another 2 to 3 weeks while we take care of some medical needs my son has, and then it's go North, but not to Alaska. Just through Oklahoma to Kansas.