Thursday, January 26, 2017

Breaker box and gas line in. 14 hours without water; dangerous cold. Shares very much needed.

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Finally, we have one of these.

It's been a hell of a day. We were supposed to be out taking care of a thousand errands, and no one was supposed to work today except Carlos. But the plumbers showed up early to finish running the gas lines, which they did, and they also vented the roof and connected the fans. And then the electrician showed up, finally, and did the outside work, setting up the breaker box. That's two big things off the to-do list. And we were around, because we were without water from 9:30 last night until 11:30 this morning, everything having frozen solid. Today was the dangerous kind of cold, and tonight and tomorrow will be more of the same. [Yes, I can't wait until we're in the house and not dealing with this anymore; why do you ask?]

It's also been a hellishly expensive week. We've had to lay out an absolutely unholy amount of cash, which is starting to worry me. There are a lot of materials left to buy (that's where we can use the Lowe's cars at this point), and a lot of labor left to pay (and none of this includes the septic, which is going to have to be a whole other thing), and so we need shares:
  • 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. Those will really, really help with materials costs from this point forward. We need to keep the cash freed up for labor as much as possible, but we're going to have to buy a water heater, kitchen fixtures, flooring, and a host of other material items in the days and weeks to come, and this is the best place to do it. 
And before you share our links, please go share Laura's. Lin's spirit is where the water meets the light, but Laura will still need our help for a while. A fitting immediate legacy for Lin would have been funding her YouCaring effort fully by year's end, to provide Laura with the assurance of a safety net. There has been zero movement on it for at least a week, probably more. This is not acceptable to me; Lin's memory deserves better, and so does Laura, who has given so very, very much of herself in recent months for someone so many claimed to love. Please T/R/share/donate to her fund if you can. Especially that last. It's needed.

Thanks, everyone.

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