Thursday, December 22, 2016

Two days to Christmas, and a foot of snow on the ground. Shares needed.

More than a foot of snow just outside the door. It is, of course, one of the lowest areas of the land, and sheltered from the winds, so the snow simply collects. But beyond the piñon, out in the open, it's still a good eight to ten inches already. We've been running all day, and we haven't even left the place.

I've done nothing to get ready for Christmas; there's been no time. Tomorrow will be taken up with orders, and it's supposed to snow straight through until noon tomorrow. I'm battling some physical stuff (with autoimmune disease, it never ends), so that will take up pretty much the whole day for me. I'm so glad the crew's off next week; we need the break just to catch our breath, much less maybe get a little rest.

Speaking of rest, there won't be any for me for a good long while tonight, so it's cut-and-paste time again. We continue to need daily shares; January 2nd will be here all too fast, and we'll have a lot of plumbing and other expenses then (interior plaster, front door, labor, etc., etc.). Herewith, the links:
  • 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 above.
  • Shares of Wings's site; sales are way, way down this holiday season, and this is the time of year that usually gets us (mostly) through the long harsh winters. This year, it's also funding construction. Testimonials help.
  • If you're considering commissioning holiday gifts by Wings, now's the time to contact me so I can get your order into his workbench queue. We're about out of time for this one, at least those that involve shipping across the country. 
  • One last thing: I mentioned above that the plumbers are coming, and bathroom-fixture purchases are in the offing. To that end, I've added Lowes gift cards to our Amazon wishlist. No, there's no Lowes here in Taos, but there's one an hour-plus away in Española. Less obnoxious (and less expensive, and less far away) than Home Depot, and an actual selection and discount pricing that are not available here in town. It's by far the most cost-efficient way for us to buy the bathroom fixtures, which we're going to have to do very soon so that they can complete the plumbing rough-in and our crew can get to those rooms.
Thanks to everyone for your help thus far. Special thanks to one dear friend who is keeping me from losing what remains of my sanity; I can't believe you did this. Still, we are going to need to push through this, hard, fast, and and consistently. Winter is here: Snow, ice, bitter cold, and a septic system that freezes nightly because it was misinstalled all those years ago. Blowing snow, brutal winds, and lots of ice yesterday; supposed to be seven below tonight. Please give us a hand with consistent daily shares to a wide audience.

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