Guess what? We made it back to “our” ranch in Rapid City! We slept at a Cabela’s parking lot just outside of Denver on Tuesday night and it went pretty well. They even had a security guard there all night. He came over to check on us and confirmed that it was perfectly fine for us to sleep there. It turns out a lot of Cabela’s stores allow overnight parking!
Then Brett got to see his twin brother who lives in Denver the next morning! That was a happy last-minute development! After that, we continued on our journey and finally made it to the ranch at about 8:30pm.
So far, I’m doing about as well as I expected but not as well as I’d hoped. The fatigue and pain levels have definitely come up a few notches. The smoke is even worse than it was before we left.
But hey! We have access to power, water, cell service and a refrigerator. That certainly helps to make daily life easier, even though Brett is having to do all the work for me.
I didn’t do much of anything yesterday besides resting but I was able to come up with a list of five possible rentals. I found their phone numbers and gave Brett the list so he could call each of them to find out if there’s been any history of water damage. Only two of the places said that they didn’t have a history of water damage, so we made plans to visit those two to start.
The thought of a real shower and a real kitchen is so unbelievably wonderful that I have to be careful not to let my hopes get carried away. I never realized how magical these modern conveniences really are until I had to live without them!
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