Saturday, January 28, 2017

Warm-up, and a bug. Costs climbing; layoffs looming. Shares badly needed.

Still the same bitter cold here, but the day was more manageable thanks to a lot less wind than the last few days. Except for the bug I seem to have picked up yesterday (or maybe it's just the old one that I had for a solid three months, deciding to gear up for a fourth). Tonight's supposed to stay above zero, at least, and starting tomorrow, the days are supposed to begin getting into the upper 30s again.

We have tomorrow to rest (that's a figure of speech, not to be taken literally), and then it all gets ridiculous again bright and early Monday. So much lined up that has to be done, and so much of our finances depleted thanks to the wiring screw-up. I'm genuinely afraid that we'll be laying the crew off after Wednesday. 

We need shares, and badly:
  • 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. Today would have been Lin's birthday. It would be a fitting final gift to her to donate to Laura's safety net. Please T/R/share/donate to her fund if you can. Especially that last. It's needed.

Thanks, everyone. 

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