In July of 2007 my
life was once again turned upside down when I was diagnosed with
Parkinson's disease. Once the symptoms manifested in my body the
progression was fast and I found myself facing a whole new physical
reality. Some two or three years earlier I had been diagnosed with
Hepatitis C and I was still dealing with that reality and was battling
shock and depression due to that diagnoses when the Parkinson's began.
At that time I had been living in the house above for almost four years
and had lived at my previous home for over seven years, that home also
had a garage and before that I had rented a one room efficiency for two
years as I began to rebuild my life under God's teachings after having
backslid several years earlier.
In under fourteen years I had gone from a below
ground one room efficiency to a one bedroom efficiency with a kitchen,
living room and separate bathroom, ( I thought I was in
heaven after two years underground with no windows) and from
there to the home above which had 2 BR s, a DR, Bath, Full Kitchen and
a large LR with a huge picture window. God had been merciful to
me. The home above also had a full attic and a full basement and
garage, all of which was now packed with tools, lawn equipment, a full
library of Christian reference works, computers and much more. I had
prayed for years asking God to one day let me have a lawn tractor with
a lawn to mow and he answered that prayer. The day I bought my lawn
tractor had been one of the happiest of my life.
To make this short and concise as soon as the
company I was working for found out I had Parkinson's I was terminated.
I lost my paychecks, my insurance, and found myself in a daze wondering
what next. God did come through at the last moment to stop me from
losing everything but my income was now much less and it was obvious I
was going to have to give up everything and move to subsidized housing.
Once again God opened doors, answered more prayers, brought Dorena into
my life and put us in touch with W & W HAULING.
In November of 2010 we left Meyersdale and headed to
York for two weeks to close down the house and make my move to
Meyersdale permanent. I had 14 years of life in the home in York and
since I was going from a house back into a one room efficiency I would
be leaving most of my possessions behind. We had to have it all packed,
boxed and moved somewhere in less than two weeks. We are both disabled,
we had no help except Dorena's son in law who agreed to drive down to
York on the day I left for good with his pickup to take back to
Meyersdale the few things I would be able to keep. We had no clue how
we would get the rest done but we did agree a lot of my stuff would be
going to the dump. Most of my library and maps I donated to my home
church in York, and most of the furniture went to the Salvation Army
Our next step was to get prices on having a dumpster
placed next to the house to throw everything in that would be going to
the dump and that is when God introduced us to W & W Hauling. They
came out to talk pricing with us and when they saw we were both
disabled and how much we had to do God touched their hearts and they
made us an offer on the junk, the ton of other stuff I should have been
selling anyway, they agreed to box and package and get rid of
everything in the house, down to the dust by cleaning the house after
it was totally empty from attic to basement and they actually ended up
paying me to do all that and I can tell you that I feel they were more
than generous. Just renting a dumpster would have cost us several
hundred dollars since we filled it twice, and that is why I promote
Praise the LORD.
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