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Old 06-10-2013, 11:15 PM   #29
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Our prayers are for a complete and speedy recovery, hopefully nothing more than bumps and bruises. And thanks go out to a caring sister, and all of you on the forum that are reaching out to her in what ever way you can.


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Old 06-10-2013, 11:52 PM   #30
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Sad news. I wish you a speedy recovery (physically and financially) and hope that this does not dampen your travel spirit Paula. I guess you could say your holiday was "FOILED AGAIN".


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Old 06-11-2013, 12:03 AM   #31
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my thoughts and prayers are with you ((((paula)))).
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:37 AM   #32
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So sorry to hear of this accident. Best wishes during this difficult time; hope Paula is back on the road soon.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:06 AM   #33
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I have a feeling she will jump right back on the aluminum horse...
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:30 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by prudencepb View Post
I'm waiting for Paula to call me back. (it's 11pm) My thought is to hitch up my little box trailer and head to Indiana at 1st light to get her and her stuff. One of my friends has offered to help with the driving so we should be able to get her home to Virginia Beach without much delay.

This is what I would do. Anything you can't fit into the box trailer, should be able to find a storage unit in Mt. Vernon where non-essentials could be left til she has a new rig and can retrieve them.

A PIA, but she doesn't want to leave things in a junkyard where mice and perhaps rats can take up residence.

Paula's a smart girl, and I'm sure she has thought of all of this. I just have this hard-wired need to offer suggestion and try to fix things.

She is in Southern Illinois. If we were home, we would hop on 57 and go down to help. However, we are in Iowa and headed west. Missed her disaster by about 12 hours.

Give her a hug for me when you see her, and remind her this is one of those hard bumps in the road of life. It will pass.

I'll follow this and jump in if I think I have anything to offer.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:33 AM   #35
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Oh, no. Sorry to hear about this, Paula, but I'm glad you're okay!
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by dznf0g View Post
I can't for the life of me think of a forum member that lives down that way.
There are a number of folks I know who live down thataway. Some are working, others may not be available or physically able.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:50 AM   #37

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Foiled Again...

Lets use foiled as a noun...relief is on it's way!!!

Good Karma sent.

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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #38
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Oh my! I certainly hope Paula makes a speedy recovery. Sending healing vibes her way.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:21 AM   #39
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I talked with Paula this morning. She is out of the hospital. Said was in for observation to determine if she had whiplash. Said trailer was totaled. It rolled and everyting inside broke loose. Her sister will be in today to help her retrieve her stuff. She said the truck was damaged; said it broke a tie rod or had a flat tire and that caused the chain of events for the accident. One observation she made was that she would slow down when she gets back on the road. She said she saw the trailer with the wheels on one side up off the highway as she tried to gently pull back on the pavement. She said she accelerated and tried to apply the trailer brakes, but could not regain control.

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Old 06-11-2013, 06:47 AM   #40
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Paula, Sorry to hear the bad news. The GOOD live to ride again!

Let me know if you need anything from me to help in your situation!
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #41
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Paula thank you for all the advice you have given me. As a future solo female your my hero. Its time for you to treat yourself to that 30fter you ve been looking at!
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:00 AM   #42
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Paula, So sorry to hear about your accident. But, also glad to hear you're out of the hospital already. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Kudos to the tow truck driver!

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