I meet the most interesting people in the park. Saturday I walked up on this older guy sitting in his truck with his black lab type dog on the ground by his open door. As I approached he yelled out something about his dog so I just turned around and said "Well excuse the fuck out of me" and headed back to my truck. His dog Hunter got up and met me, and we bonded, then David got out his vehicle and said Wait, hello, sorry... Turns out the guy is sixty, living out of his truck to allow his sons to live under his ex-wives roof and, welcome to the South.
I then ran into him again yesterday, the 4th of July. He had some local brewed moonshine and I had my sunshine and we stopped at my house where I introduced him to Piper and my neighber Daniel while Hunter laid on the lawn. He visited a while and then moved on down the road.
Later that evening I'm hunkered down in my living room as the big Nashville fireworks show was ready to blast off my big screen, when he appeared at my front door with green to put in my pipe. In return I let him crash on the foam bed in the back of my truck, which he did shortly after arriving, while I watched the amazing fireworks on into the night, yelling loudly and smiling.
Update: I just got Daniel's seal of approval, which was very important, and I have found myself a house and Piper sitter! Hunter will be staying with one of his sons.