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My hands are cramping, but the doors are done. Well, the staining part of it. It still requires three coats of sealant, and given that the winds are projected to begin at 5 AM, that won't be happening tomorrow. I got most of one coat of sealant on the frame, but the back, top, and bottom still need to be done, and two more coats will be required, so the door likely won't be hung this week.
If nothing changes, it won't be hung next week, either.
The annual closure begins tomorrow and runs for two months, and the ski season is abysmal, so tourism is predictably bad. Online sales are also bad, as are donations to our YouCaring page, thanks to what's going on in D.C. right now. And if we don't get a sudden influx of one or the other, this will be the last week the guys work until we do.
Which means we run the risk of losing them to other jobs.
We've both been running, flat out, all weekend; no rest at all. Our workload has been absurd, and we're both exhausted. And I'm genuinely afraid of losing the crew to other jobs, and if we can't pay them, they'll have no choice but to take what they can get elsewhere. Had we not gotten screwed on the wiring, we'd at least be able to keep them working another month, but that's out now. I'm disheartened tonight, to say the least.
We need shares. Badly. Consistently. Daily. We need donations, too, but the thing about shares? It doesn't cost you a single cent. Not one. So please, share the links. Yes, I'm begging; we need them:
- 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 below:
- 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.
As for us: Yes, I'm scared. We've come so far, but if we have to lay the crew off now, I don't see how we get any farther unless we're able to bring them back, and soon. What's left can't be done by just anyone, and we really need to be able to keep the guys who've been so loyal to us and this project working. So please share all the links above.
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