October 10th, 2009


Day 2 pitt stop 2

408K 2:06
“Well I'm sitting here at Pitt stop number 2 waiting for the sweep bus to pick me up and take me to lunch. Um Tirzah is on the course ah Pitt stop number two is 5.1 miles in. Ah we were starting out okay walking up and down the hills blah blah blah. And um all the sudden the caboose came up to us and said "Hey if you're going be...If you miss this pitt stop they're going to stick you on the bus to go to lunch" So we got on the sweep bus and went to pitt stop number one. And rather than taking the time to sit down do whatever rest for a few minutes we decided to keep going just refilled our water bottles ect. And thought we were doing really well got to pitt stop number 2 just as it was closing. And Tirzah was able to keep going and I could not walk any further without some sort of a break which included taking tylonal and wrapping my knees after putting some tiger balm on them. Yes in fact my knees are the thing that hurt the worst that is not generally a good sign. Anyway So Tirzah is still on the course and I will be meeting her at lunch. I'll try to walk some more after lunch. I'm not sure how much longer my battery is going to work. I really should not have listened when people when they said that there would there was no charging station because I could have brought my charger. But we'll see what happens. I may be posting from Tirzah's phone in the future. Umm I guess that's about it will talk to you later. Bye”

Transcribed by: orlacarey

Voice Post

218K 1:08
“What a genius I am. I was able to catch a Sweep Bus to get to the third pit stop where I got someone to wrap my knee. Then I was able to walk the rest of the way to lunch.

Tirza made it to the Grab 'n' Go before she lost... before she ended up grabbing a Sweep Van and she hobbled to the medical place at lunch where they sent her to the Emergency Room because they think she has a broken ankle. Ummm... yeah... I told her she wasn't allowed to have a broken ankle because otherwise I'd kill her. (?not sure who?), you *are* coming next week, right?

My battery is about out of juice, so I'm not going to be posting much until I get ahold of Tirza's phone. I'm keeping everything open until she calls me.

Talk to you guys later, bye!”

Transcribed by: webqatch

back in camp

405K 2:04
“So LLT is back in Camp. It's a bad sprain. She's got crutches. She is red-carded. She is not allowed to walk.

In fact, she'll be spending the night in the medical tent because it'll be much easier to get her to lay down on one of those cots than it would be to squeeze her into The Tent which is barely big enough for the two of us as it is. In fact, she says that she needs help getting in and out of porta-castles. Joy.

But she says she's doing pretty good other than that.

Needless to say, she'll be spending the day tomorrow in Camp, doing whatever they do with Walkers who can't walk.

In the meantime, it's getting a little chilly, in fact it's getting enough chilly that I have two pairs of pants on and two shirts. So tonight should be interesting, especially for all those people who seemed to think all they needed to bring was two pairs of shorts.

Trying to think of what else I should say, but nothing is coming to mind. I'll close this now. I'm not sure I'll make any voice posts tomorrow since my cell phone is pretty much out of battery is mostly dead and Tirza's probably going to have hers.

But I am writing stuff down, so I'll be posting something to LJ after things get, you know, done and I get home tomorrow. But I did want you guys all know that she is okay. She's supposed to be on crutches for five days. That means that next weekend IS going to be really really entertaining.

Laura, don't worry, we'll get everything fine. We'll just deal. She'll just have to do a certain amount of it sitting from a chair.

Talk to you guys later. Bye.”

Transcribed by: webqatch