But the day actually tuned into a fabulous day, and, believe it or not, I had to turn the truck air conditioning on at one point.
It was a rushed chaotic day. I had to go shopping at Lawrence Bros. before heading to Capitan to pick up a load of hay. Then I went to Nogal, and back to Lawrence Bros. to pick up my bosses medication from the pharmacy.
The weather was so nice that having unloaded a ton or so of hay I went back to the truck and turned on the air conditioner. I guarantee that I wouldn't have dared do that early this morning , and I doubt that I will do it again. As the sun set the temperature dropped again, going back into another night with temperatures in the teens.
Perhaps I should unload hay in the middle of the night?
Robert Huckins was back in court early this afternoon, and the minimum amount he is allowed to pay me ($114 a week for the month of December?) arrived by mail.. late again.
I can't help but re-post this video because it speaks volumes about what is happening in the world today. Not only in MY life, but in your life also.
Urban Ministries have put together one of the most educational programs I have ever witnessed, called "Play Spent."
“A soul-warming evening with Urban Ministries of Durham”
Please join us at Empty Bowls 2012 as we serve up soups from some of Durham's top restaurants in order to build community, raise awareness and funds for Urban Ministries of Durham's Community Café, which serves nearly 220,000 meals each year to those in need.
This year’s soups will be prepared by leading local restaurants including Blu, Revolution, Watts Grocery, Guglhupf, Papa Mojos, Thrills from the Grill, and Toast, to name a few. Come out and enjoy these delicious soups and tasty desserts, take home beautiful bowls handcrafted by local artisans, listen to live music, and help our celebrity judges determine the night’s Best Soup.
The fun continues after 8:00 PM with an After-Party at Fullsteam Brewery, complete with live music and a food truck round-up.
Come out and be a part of the fun and tradition of filling “Empty Bowls” with hope in the heart of downtown Durham.
There has to be someone related to Robert &Sylve Huckins must have some means to reach them, if it be Michael Huckins, Dr.Kenneth Ogilvie ( Diana Huckins? Dominic Huckins? Malcolm Huckins? ) or Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins and get them to return ALL of the money they stole from us so that I can buy a home and get our lives back. I am begging anyone in this family for help.
I don't believe I have EVER witnessed any none violent crime that can be as devastating as stealing someone's home. I am walking in Dorothy McKeevers footsteps, day by day, month by month, year by year.
Liam Griffin, I sat in your law office with two witnesses as you gave me your promise, your guarantee, that our money would be returned before harm came to us.
Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins you were present the day I signed contract with your son. You walked out of the kitchen with Sylve Huckins and your son introduced me to you. He told you that I was the British horse trainer he had told you about, the one he was going to build the home and barn for. Why didn't you say something? There may be a rational and reasonable explanation but I have spent over 3 years, homeless, not understanding it. I understand it even less knowing that though I was a total stranger, both Dorothy McKeever and Sally Canning you KNEW, and you knew what your son had done to them and others.
Dr. Kenneth Ogilvie, I contacted you and simply asked for a reference, not knowing that Robert Huckins was your cousin. Robert Huckins had just stolen over $30,000 from the domestic violence shelter, HEAL, yet everyone was trying to hide it. There was a history of stealing large amounts of money. $65,000 PLUS from Nancy Canning. $89,000 PLUS from Dorothy McKeever, $45,000 from Francis McKinney. The list just goes on and on and on.
Because of Robert Huckins I ended up paying $140,000 to be homeless.. sat in the cold, emotionally, physically and financially broke. In the middle of a recession, with no way to recover the stolen funds.
Today Robert Huckins has his own home...
He also has OUR home.....
He also has a lot of people's money...
And his freedom.
Women are not banks or loan institutions. Women should not be the source of a retirement fund for people who don't want to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Holding women hostage while playing with the judicial system, a horrendous game of cat and mouse extending YEARS, with the victims whose very homes, families and stability are in jeopardy is cruelty, as cruel as a physical beating. It is financial and emotional RAPE. Homelessness is not justice. It is a slow, painful death.
Please, I beg with everything I have within me, please convince Robert Huckins to stop this torture and return the building fund he stole from us so we too, can have a home.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt