Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday. *That* kind of Monday. Mini-goal: $3K; shares needed.

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Well, at least now we won't be electrocuted in the shower. Allegedly. But it took all damn day just to get him here, after not showing yesterday, and then only because both Wings and José called him up and yelled at him. At this point, he's lucky it was them.

I am so done with this mess, and yet I can't be done until it's actually DONE, and so we'll be dealing with it a while longer. In the meantime, it's set everything back, and we're way behind on other stuff. Especially finances. The next thing has to be the flooring and other stuff for the upstairs, as much of it as they can finish off in conjunction with Ice doing the interior taping. The wiring mess hurt us in a really, really big way financially, and so what I had planned to have on hand for all of that is now allocated to labor. I've set a mini-goal of $3K for this next round.

Raising $3K will require consistent daily 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.

Also, there's another person many of y'all will know from the GOS who's gotten a terrible diagnosis. She needs help desperately. I'm told by a friend who's involved in her fundraising effort that there's a $100 match on offer, so that would be a good place to kick in some scratch right now, too.

Thanks, everyone.

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1 comment :

  1. Shared Tweeted, G+1 and Facebook. So happy the house is coming along. Will be beautiful when finished. So happy for you and Wings.