Friday, February 17, 2017

Hiatus back on. Shares very much needed.

It has been a very long time since I've felt this level of fatigue. The word seems so benign, but it's not. I'm not functional.

And it's been a frankly terrible week. We've gotten through what had to be handled, on several different fronts. And we've put the crew on hiatus for two weeks. It's not the cost, although that's a looming issue soon, too. Our health has to be prioritized, and right now, it's one thing too many among all the other pressures demanding our attention.

We did pick up primer and some of the paint today, so I can start that upstairs tomorrow. I'll be taking it slowly, working a little at a time over the next two weeks while the crew's off. We both need a chance to regroup and rebuild our energy levels.

In the meantime, I also have to try to find a way to gin up sales. Cree meant significant cost — the initial visit and meds, the subsequent return visit that night, the cost of excavation and interment for her yesterday — completely unexpectedly right now. And when the crew comes back, there'll be a lot more than labor to pay for: plaster materials for the downstairs; flooring for the upstairs. The former we'll have to buy locally, which means more cash outlay; the latter, from Lowe's, so the gift cards are immediately useful, right this moment. 

Links shares are immediately useful, too:
  • 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 Lowe's gift cards to our Amazon wishlist. We're having to spring for lumber, lath, and plaster material locally. The rest of what makes it habitable — flooring, paint, appliances, etc. — are coming from Lowe's, which is giving us the best selection and price, and therefore best bang for our buck, but it's still a lot. A LOT. And so one of the best, most immediate ways to help at this point is with Lowe's gift cards. I have three separate denominations posted on the wishlist, but cards in any amount whatsoever are useful; they all go into the same pool.
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.

In the meantime, please also take a moment to share the links above.

Thanks, everyone.

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