Tuesday, February 21, 2017

More priming, interrupted by vehicle and technical difficulties. Shares badly needed.

It has been a day. Strike that; the last eight days have been just one damn thing after another. On the plus side, Wings and I spent the day priming the rest of the upstairs ceiling (with just a bit left to go). I started it, but he's a lot faster (and obviously, much stronger) than I am, so he took over rolling and I did the ladder work, hand-edging with the brush. Tomorrow, we'll work on priming the walls for all three rooms, and I may get to the second color coat in the bathroom (or not; the semi-gloss base takes a while to dry). No, I didn't even have time to get photos today of the changes, not that I could've uploaded them anyway; my laptop has crashed multiple times tonight, and my e-mail has been half-useless all month. All this technology, and it's barely functioning at all.

Meanwhile, we desperately need to make sales, and I do mean desperately. Three hundred out the door for vehicle repairs (the truck died, and we had to get a tow up to the mechanic yesterday), with more to come when a part gets in. Last week, of course, was also a hellish amount of unexpected expense, what with two horse vet visits in a day and John's backhoe services for Cree. The last week has been . . . difficult, for more reasons than I can explain here. And by "difficult," I mean marked by daily worry and fear and more tears than I can count, none of which had anything to do with the house. So we also 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 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. We're going to have to take care of the flooring very, very soon.
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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