I can't say enough about the fine and good people who were gracious enough to help me yesterday. They went above and beyond common courtesy. Thanks a hundred times.
Night walking in this heat is the best, and safer for the cars because they don't see me and slow to dangerous "gawking speed".
I am in the shade now for a moment this morning, and thought I'd share my John Wayne theory: He walked like that because he was wracked with pain. I find myself doing the "John Wayne" walk after a day on the road, straddling trenches.