About a week after my open heart surgery in March, 2014, I returned to the towing company that had possession of MsTioga. I was in no condition at that time, to go rummaging around in MsTioga's interior to try and locate my personal stuff. In fact, at that time, I could barely walk.
The interior of MsTioga after the accident was complete chaos. Most of the upper cabinets had been torn from the walls, their contents strewn in jumbled heaps all over the floor. In order to search for things, I would have had to dig threw all this mess on my hands and knees. That was completely impossible in my post operation condition.
Signed over ownership
That was how things were when I made the decision to sign over MsTioga's ownership to the towing company. With that ownership transfer, I was no longer responsible for the accumulating huge storage charges. In fact, in an extremely generous decision, the towing company absolved me of all the storage charges that had accumulated to the signing date!
Decision to leave my stuff behind
In late April, 2014, I moved into my Guava Gardens apartment in La Mesa, California. By that time, I was pretty much comfortable with not returning to MsTioga for my stuff. I had known friends who spent years in the attempt to deal with stuff accumulated over many years. With this "leave behind decision" that I made, I was relieved of all of that. I started off my new life fresh.
Some stuff is special
But there were things that I pined for.
- Letters that I received from relatives and friends over my life time.
- The autograph book from my Bar Mitzvah.
- My bible, with dates of my family.
- My prayer shawl and head cap
- High school year books
- My cookbook that I had for over 30 years.
Phoning for permission
I have been leaving voice-mail messages for the person in charge of the towing company. So far, I've not received a response. I will keep trying.
Tioga and George in the olden times
PS: Health Report
Today was a very good one for me. My right hand and arm hardly acted up at all. In fact, late this afternoon I felt good enough to go for a bike ride to "Original Mexican Gourmet" to get their carne asada tacos!