Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Changes, expenses, time crunches. Shares needed.

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Welp, I had planned to get photos of what Tony did today, but this day was nothing but a long series of five-minute waiting sessions twiddling my thumbs on Twitter, interspersed with even longer derailments onto nothing that was actually on my to-do list. We've also had another crew change, because once someone walks off the job because they feel that they can both ignore and speak to me in a way they'd never do with Wings, we're done. Verbal attacks coupled with an announcement he'll leave? We said, "Seeya."

It's not a big deal. Our two experts remain, and we have more being lined up by them for specific needs even now. Oh, the photo? That's the one we settled on. It's a beautiful shade.

But . . . we have an increasingly tight schedule with a lot to pack into it, and a lot of associated expense. I also am going to have to order three (for us) biggish-ticket items this week: the pigment; the mica; and a second form of tile for one spot (both a laying issue and a safety issue). And the first two don't come from Lowe's unfortunately. So we need shares:
  • Wings's PayPal account, for donations to the house fund. [We've raised another $245, putting us at $7,745 thus far on this $30K stage, and leaving a balance yet to raise of $22,255. $7K+ of that is going to have to be reserved for the septic, and labor's eating us alive on the daily, so that's going to mean a lot of juggling.] If that link doesn't work, it's tied to his e-mail address: wingsoftaos [at] newmex [dot] com. Also, that link? It's a direct one now, rather than via the "Donate" button, so it should work better.
  • His Web site, for sales (always preferable, and the base upon which the whole project hinges anyway, along with paying our day-to-day living expenses) — and just by the way, he's got some really incredible new works up now.
  • Our Amazon wishlist, which contains Lowe's cards that will allow us to purchase some materials more cheaply than here in town, and also allow us to divert the extra funds to labor costs.
We're alternating between wind and rain and hail and sleet and snow and now once again sun with more precipitation on the way, and I'm still coughing, and I need to get caught up on half a million or so things, beginning tonight. In the meantime, much love and gratitude to everyone — and if you can, please support LauraLee's fundraiser, because she and her girls and their dog have just over a day to get housing lined up, and the people foreclosing treated her the same way those repossessing ours treated us.

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