Thursday, March 27, 2014

Visiting MsTioga

Accident destroyed MsTioga
I got released from the hospital on March 26th. Then, I took up residence in a Bakersfield hotel during my recovery period.

The day after, I used a taxi to take me to the place where MsTioga was towed to after the March 15th accident. It is hard for me to describe to you the destruction that MsTioga suffered as a result of that accident. From the outside, MsTioga looks messed up, but more or less the same as before. However, from the inside....Man-O-Man!

Not one wall-hung cabinet remains attached to its wall! The contents of those cabinets is scattered all over the interior. Most stuff is now on the floor. A scrambled heap of stuff, all tangled in electric wires and construction materials.

In one instant on March 15th, MsTioga turned into Humpty-Dumpty. Never to be put back together again.

There was nothing to do but retrieve what could be found, and leave. MsTioga had died in that accident. We had been together from February 25, 2003 to March 15, 2014. Eleven years! And what glorious years they were!

33 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your accident and the demise of Ms. Tioga. I have followed your blog in the past and read on another blog about your accident and your open heart surgery. Glad to hear that you are doing well. There are a lot of people out there that are concerned for you. Keep us posted on your recovery. Be well!

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  2. Oh wow George....No chance of repair? What are you going to do?

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  3. I guess it is time for a change for you....Have enjoyed following you and your travels...Would enjoy reading on about the next adventures in your life...

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  4. So sorry to hear this George. Happy that you seem OK, sad for Ms. Tioga. Please keep in touch.

    Bill

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  5. Sad to hear about Ms Tioga's tragic end. Hope you can pick-up the pieces and start anew. Eager to hear how your operation goes. Best of luck to you! Take care.

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  6. I am so sorry, George! I know you will come out on top of this. You already have!

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  7. George, over the years I've enjoyed reading your stories of your adventures with Ms. Tioga and, especially, your life. I am happy that you survived the accident and your surgery. I wish you new adventures and look forward to reading about them—perhaps with a Ms. Lazy Daze.

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  8. Golly. Ms Tioga sacrificed herself for you. She was a brave and constant companion to you George. Are you going to find a new girl, or settle down in one spot or both?

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  9. What a dramatic end to a courageous lady and devoted member of the Team! I'm sorry for your loss, George, but so glad Miss Tioga carried you to a safe landing in that field. Best wishes as you recover from surgery. Sue

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  10. I, too, have had open heart surgery, but I was much younger. I know what you are going through, and pray for your recovery. So sorry to hear about your accident, surgery and the demise of Miss Tioga. Hard times, for sure, but keep thinking of a bright future and what wonderful things will be coming. You've been through a lot, George, and you'll get through this, too. Thanks for letting us know so we can keep you in our prayers. Keep in touch. :)

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  11. I am so sad to hear about Ms Tioga. I read all your travels from the very beginning. I wish you well and hope your health improves. You have always been a HUGE influence on me. Thanks you so much George!

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  12. God bless you, George. Heard about your and Ms Tioga's accident on rvsue's blog. Good thoughts and prayers come toward you.
    My brother, an avid car camper, endured a heart attack on the road and recovered in a motel room with the help of compassionate strangers. He's doing fine now, as you will be in the near future.
    God bless you and continued golden miles in a new Ms Tioga down the line. Chin up, Good Man.
    Diann in MT

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  13. Add me to the list of well wishers who have followed you from the beginning, George. You have had a tremendous life, and influenced so many others. To echo a poster above, perhaps a Ms. Lazy Daze is in your future! ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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  14. I am sorry to hear this. I too have followed you for years.

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  15. Ms Tioga will be missed. She was an integral part of your travels and life over the last 11 years. Now is the time to think to the future. What plans you will make. Please don't stop blogging, there are those of us that are interested in what direction you will take. I hope you are able to move on from this loss, and know that in the end, Ms Tioga sensed you needed this and helped guide you to safety so that you could find new opportunities.

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  16. George, what a catastrophy. Poor Miss Tioga, she gave it all to keep you safe. Please keep blogging to let us know how you deal with this. You bless so many people with your transparency.

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  17. So sorry, George, but am also so happy you're OK. I hope you will keep blogging and letting us into your life and thoughts, as you have for so many years.

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  18. The important thing is that you have gotten through the accident and moved on to this moment.

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  19. We are so sorry about Ms Tioga. We are also looking forward to reading of your new home and adventures. One day at a time, George. One day at a time.

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  20. So glad you are okay. Miss Tioga ~ rest her soul ... sniff

    I have followed your for years and went back to the beginning and read your blog a couple of years ago.

    You and Miss Tioga were/are a great inspiration ... speedy recovery and I do hope you feel up to letting your blog family know how you are.

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  21. George I have sent you a personal email at the last email address I had for you. If you don't get it please email me back at rbunge(at)hitchitch.com as I have thoughts on how WE your friends and followers might be able to help.
    Ron

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  22. I am so glad you survived the accident and surgery, and sad for Ms. Tioga. It must be time for a new direction in your life, and I hope you find it.

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  23. Very sorry to hear abotu Ms. T. I hope you don't have to give up your wonderin' man ways now.

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  24. George, like all the others here, I'm so sorry about Ms. Tioga; but mighty glad that your life did not end with hers. Surely you can tell from reading these comments what a wonderful, positive influence you have been to so many people. Just being sure of that might help you on the road ahead. One day at a time. Also, I , for one, am very thankful that you are keeping us up-to-date on what goes on with you. Goodness, you are a treasured family member! We are with you!

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  25. So sorry to hear about Ms Tioga, George. I guess life will take a different direction now. We went through that in the Fall of 2009. There is life after RVing!

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  26. You can always get another Tioga but there's no substitute for Tioga George.....we wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you on the road again!

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  27. So sorry for your loss, glad that you are well and on the mend.. Take Care!!

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  28. here to a speeded recovery, let us know if you need help, recovery in a hotel can't be fun!!!!! good luck in your future endeavors.

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  29. So sorry to hear about Ms Tioga, but very glad that you are OK

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  30. Very sorry, George. I have followed you from the beginning. You inspired my wife and I to take our own adventure. We have a wonderful time. Thank you for pointing the way.

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  31. So very sorry, but ultimately, it's your health that counts. I helped a friend after she wrecked her ClassB & it too was a mess of cabinets strewn everywhere.

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