Really fun dinner on the porch at the Montana
with Shari O'Brien (OH),
Stan Kessel (TX), Dan Samento (CO) and Jim Juliano (PA).
Back at the Microtel, I enjoyed this lot
Saturday April 25
Shari helped at my table all day, selling
50/50 tickets and allowing me to go
to the auction
where the ZR-1 wheel mockup (foreground below) was to be sold,
between the National Corvette Museum and
the American Cancer Society. It sold
That night at the Margaritaville party,
Shari again helped sell 50/50 tickets.
Bob Patrella, Tom Wallace, Liz Cooksey and
Karla Wallace show us what a dance floor is for!
When it was time for the 50/50 drawing I
thanked Shari for her help. I briefly told the crowd that she had lost her
husband Gary to cancer in January
and that he bought the new Corvette he
always wanted when he learned what he had and that he didn't have much time.
They did as much traveling
in it as they could. This trip to Bowling Green was
the first trip she had EVER taken by herself; she did it because she wanted to
help our cause.
The crowd insisted that Shari draw the
...and whose ticket did she draw for half the
$2440 pot ?
Jim donated his share back, so that the entire $2440
the American Cancer Society's Bowling Green office!
But wait, there's more: A few days
later Jim informed
me that he could get a match
for his share from his
employer, Pepsi Bottling Co.
Thanks to Shari's help,
Jim's generosity and Pepsi's match,
for ACS jumped to $3660.00!
Sunday April 26
Sunday was a very quiet time to pack up.
The new location for Sandy's brick...
From here I went down to Huntsville AL to
check on a job opportunity
I had been pursuing
since "test driving"
it for 5 days the end of March,
and to scout housing options.
Monday April 27
I revisited The
Printer Connection in Huntsville and met with the boss. Then I went down
to Birmingham to check out their branch office there. While there I also
Multiple Listings for housing options. I was NOT impressed with
and the available houses there.
Tuesday April 28
Back in Huntsville, the boss set me up with
his best friend, a realtor, and we spent
the entire day checking
about a dozen
properties, most of which I could
see myself in. One in particular jumped to
the top of the list:
An immaculate one level brick townhouse with all vinyl
trim, 2 br, 2 full bath,
gas fireplace, attached 2 car garage,
stable beautifully maintained
neighborhood. Best of all, I could get into it
for CASH from the sale of
in Maine. Low maintenance, low taxes and NO
MORTGAGE - it
doesn't get any better than that! Job or no job, I was moving
Wednesday April 29
Back home in Maine... for the last time.
Back to the CRASH PROGRAM to sell the house...