What should it cost to save history? Can you put a limit on the cost?
Tuesday was prep day. I packed only the essentials because we were going to be traveling in a truck. We decided that we were just going for a few things. The list was short but it was important things to my family history. That didn't leave much room for extras. Food and water so we would have minimal stops. Pillows and a blanket. Then the text came in.
“Can we pick the truck up early?”
“I don’t know, but we can try.”
On his lunch break, we shot over to Enterprise of Morehead City. The lot was empty.
“I guess that answers that,” I mumbled. This week had not gone as planned and now I was getting grumpy.
“Let’s see what they say. I can at least fill out paperwork and be ready to pick up when they call.” He pulled in and parked.
Jogging inside, (he never does anything in slow motion) he flashed his dazzling smile and talked to the lady at the desk. He popped out and handed me his keys.
“We are going to get a cargo van. It will protect the antiques better in the weather if we hit any. Plus it's cheaper.”
He started adding up the trip cost. So far 6 days of work, adding both of our work-weeks and $230 for the van. But can you put a limit on what we should spend? Should we?
So we had a van to head South, and it was time to finish packing. We were headed out early.
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