Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New snow, high winds, ground blizzard, deep freeze. No end to the work, or the expense. Shares needed.

I'm beat. It's been a long week already, and it's only Tuesday. It'll get a lot longer.

After multiple winter storm warnings insisting on a 100% chance of snow that produced only a few flurries, the weather service backed off last night to a 40% chance. So we got 4-6 new inches, natch, and a ground blizzard today to usher it out between the peaks. It is bitterly cold, and the nights to come for the rest of the week are expected to get below zero. I don't mind the storm at all; I love it, in fact. It's the deep freeze that invariably follows that damn near kills my body. And we're there now. It's also snowing again at the moment, in defiance of all forecasts.

We have a huge amount of work to do this week on managing the next stages of the building process. They're coming out to measure for the gas line tomorrow, for the range and the water heater. More money. The shower bases are being built mid-February. More money. We have to pick up more materials for the bath (flooring, etc.), and then the rest of the upstairs. More money. There is literally no end to it. As I said last night, my mini-goal for the moment is $3K.

So we need shares, on a daily basis:

  • 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. 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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