Saturday, December 31, 2016

A day, already. For us, just shares. For another cause, much more is needed.

Welp, last day of the year and it's already been a day. Shade either slipped and stumbled or got kicked; she's got an injured right hind leg. Miskwaki began the day by colicking, although we arrested it right away. The guy we pay for muck duty did a half-assed job yesterday while we were gone, left the gate unlocked (and it's a miracle Shade didn't notice and let them all out), and then never showed today. And we're going to lose one of the chickens, today or, at most, tomorrow. It is, I believe, Ember, the one who was so badly egg-bound last year. I suspect she had another episode yesterday, one that ruptured something; she's suddenly badly jaundiced today, so her liver and kidneys are shutting down. Fortunately, she doesn't seem to be in pain; her little body's just giving out.

But all things considered, not the way I would've chosen to end this calendar year.

Speaking of things I would not have chosen, before I get to our links, I want everyone to do something else. Consider it a personal favor to me. But PLEASE go here, share the links every conceivable way, and kick in at least a little. Lin's last wish was that her sister Laura be safe, and given their financial strains in recent weeks, that takes money. I'd like to see that counter tick over the $20K mark for the first week of the new year.

Now, us: At the moment, we're okay, but we do still need consistent shares. There will obviously come a point where we have to raise the rest, but for now, some of the pressure is off. But with a new year comes lean sales in the gallery, so I'd like folks to continue to share — not just the YouCaring page, but especially the links to Wings's site:
  • Shares of our YouCaring page via the widgets provided, especially the widget code, which has once again been moved back to the purple box at the lower right-hand side of the page, that produces the image shown just above.
  • Shares of Wings's site; sales also fund the construction (indeed, they are the baseline for it). Testimonials help.
  • I've added Lowes gift cards to our Amazon wishlist. For folks who'd rather give gift cards than cash, this is far and away the best way to support construction. We're going to have to sink a small fortune into them for fixtures, appliances, flooring, etc., and at the moment, we can actually use the gift cards better than cash.
Thank you to everyone who has gotten us this far this year; we have a long way to go, but very soon (as in next week), you'll start seeing new photos of major progress. 

And once again, I want to direct your attention here (or, for folks at the GOS, here). Lin's spirit is on its journey to where the water meets the light, but Laura will still need our help for a while. Please T/R/share/donate to her fund if you can. Especially that last. It's needed.

Thanks, everybody.

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