Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Taping today. Interior plaster begins upstairs tomorrow. Shares very much needed.

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That's the bedroom, as of tonight. Ice and his guy were here today, taping the upstairs drywall. Tomorrow, they'll do the plasterwork on upstairs walls and ceilings. There are a few places they can't get to yet, as I understand it, but then they'll begin on the sections of the downstairs that will be sheetrocked (as opposed to those areas where the brick is currently exposed that will be plastered).

So progress continues, although we are still approaching a point where layoffs may be necessary. There's far more than enough work to keep them busy, but this month has been far, far more expensive than we could've predicted, compounded by the fact that several of the big expenses all converged in the space of a couple of weeks.

We need shares, and they're way, way down; almost no movement on that front. Right now, my mini-goal is raising another $3K. To that end, I have a share goal of 30; in other words, since our share count is currently at 400, I'd like to get it up at least to 430 as soon as possible. The more people whose eyes we can get on it, the more likely we are to make progress — and sharing costs nothing more than about ten seconds and a couple of clicks:
  • Shares of Wings's site; sales also fund the construction (indeed, they are the baseline for it). Testimonials help.
  • I've added Lowe's gift cards to our Amazon wishlist. Those are one of the things we most need, since our materials costs are climbing daily. There's a lot left to buy, unfortunately, and more flooring and interior paint are both on tap for next week, as are lumber, lath, and plaster material locally.
Still, 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. Please T/R/share/donate to her fund if you can. Especially that last. It's needed.

And just know that I am way, way behind right now. And, yes, I am still sicker than a dog tonight, he's about the same, and I can barely string two words together coherently. Until I can shake this at least a little bit, I'm going to be useless for most things, so please just bear with me.

Thanks, everyone.

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