I can't catch up to this documentary process. It's roaring ahead whether I'm ready or not, but I can catch you up on all that's been going on as we get ready to hit the road!
Get a load of this bad girl!
She's old, kinda smelly, and may give us trouble on the trail, so I've named her 'The Gloria" in honor of Mom who proudly flaunted all the same attributes the final years of her life.
So far I've busted the fold out steps, pulled out of the driveway while it was plugged in bending the electrical apparatus, and discovered that the toilet sorta works and is quite odiferous (not in a pleasant way). Cross your fingers that I don't run her into a ditch and that she makes it all the way around the country!
Yeah, they're not supposed to be slanted like that.
My traveling companion, The Best Beth, will be helping me post daily if you'd like to follow along on our mishap of a journey.
She's the best Beth I've ever met.
And we are so appreciative of the sponsor support we have received so far; Caregiving.com has thrown their backing behind the film with both financial and promotional support! Our gratitude is unbounded - seriously, it's bouncing around in the atmosphere right now completely out of control!
And four of our fantastic Pacific Northwest wineries were excited enough about the project to be our featured wineries for the shoots! A shout-out to Patricia Green Cellars, Maysara Winery, Three Rivers Winery, and Headturner Wine Company - all of which are utterly delicious! If you're looking to supplement your wine stash consider supporting our featured wineries in thanks for their support of this documentary.
You know how sometimes you have a great idea, and then you think it's a terrible idea, and then you tell some folks and they say it's a great idea, and then you know you haven't made the biggest mistake of your life? Well, getting the support of not only you guys, but organizations putting their money on the line also boosts my often lacking confidence that this particular idea ain't a train wreck of my own making. That feels good.
We will do more fundraising in the coming months! It is wonderful to have this support as we set out.
Speaking of support...
As I was too busy creating a documentary I was not able to pull together a team for the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's. If any of you had or have a team this year, would you toss your team's fundraising link in the comments so I may donate?
The Other Girl
Well, somebody knows my greatest desires/weaknesses! Found this box on my doorstep the other day and after texting several friends accusing them of very astute thoughtfulness I found out The Other Girl had sent it to wish me Happy Trails! Happy trails indeed, nom, nom, nom!
And that's that.
So, that's all my news to date, my caregiver warriors. We leave this Sunday whether I'm ready or not! Check out the post Overrun for info on our route and ops to meet up if we're in your corner of the world.
I suspect Stumped Town Dementia will be pretty quiet while on the road, but do hook up with us on the Wine, Women, and Dementia social media apps to see what we're dementia-up-to, and let me know how you're faring in your journey too.
Safe travels to us all on this unpredictable dementia road!