Most of today’s post is in Rusty’s words.
Today I share excerpts from emails sent to me by Rusty. These first three excerpts are about the luncheon where Rusty was one of the speakers. The audience was comprised of volunteers working to eliminate homelessness, as well as government officials.
“I was introduced as the last vet to receive a voucher for Yavapai County, that is why I spoke, on my homelessness and getting our home. There are no more vouchers because of federal cuts. All are trying to get things lifted to help all homeless people.”
“I was the only speaker as a homeless–to–home veteran, and I told them how it was being homeless and thanked all involved, crying. Bob told the people about you, being “rvsueandcrew.net” in helping to find, and getting Timber back to me plus having housewarming gifts from all your followers of your blog.”
Bob is Rusty’s VA representative. He emailed Rusty and told him what a good job he did and also that he is proud of him. So am I! It’s not easy speaking in front of a big room full of people you don’t know.
Speaking of being proud . . .
Look who’s proud of his new bed!
The photo came with the following message.
The bedroom is slowly coming together. As soon as the bed was made, Timber jumped up on it and the look on his face was as if he was saying, ‘All right, Dad. We can sleep in a real bed and not on that ol’ couch.’ You betcha, Timber.”
I’m proud of the readers of my blog, too.
You can see how your housewarming gifts, both material and monetary, are turning Rusty and Timber’s house into a home. (If you are unaware of the housewarming, open up the page from the header of this blog. Feel welcome to join in!)
Thank you, Rusty, for letting me share your emails. I appreciate the little vacation from blog-writing!
P.S. This came from Rusty after I posted the above blog entry:
“Thank you, Sue, for explaining the summit luncheon. I really feel for all those who are suffering without homes. Even the AZ State Attorney told me that was a great story, it touched everyone’s heart. I thank you, Sue, for your support in keeping me in line to stay the course. And it’s peaceful here. In the mornings I hear roosters crowing, donkeys braying, and horses calling for breakfast. I filled up the bird feeder, put out suet, and when I find a good hummingbird feeder, that will go up soon, too. Timber and I are so happy that we now have a meaningful life and We Thank You All.” — Rusty