Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekend weather and cold have put us way behind. Shares needed.

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The first color coat is on the spare room. Wings did the ceiling; I did the edging. Yes, it looks very dark right now, but it's actually a beautiful rich brown, one that manages to be both warm and cool simultaneously, and next weekend, it will brighten up considerably thanks to the second and third color coats.

That's all that got done this weekend. Sherm (that's Jr.) is, as far as we all know, going to be on his excavation job all week, so there will probably be not much more on the plasterwork until then (save the finishing of the scratch coat, which his father, Sr., can probably do). Yesterday's terrible weather will have the effect of setting us back far more than a day, a weekend, or even a week. 

In all honesty, I'm wiped out. Our pace has been absolutely punishing, and I just don't have the physical health to deal with it anymore. The stress is getting to me, too. I'm not sure how much I'll be around and engaged this week; at the moment, I feel like sleeping for three days straight, but there's no hope of that. Mentally, I'm not ready to have the crew back in a few hours; I'm too far behind, but so is the work thanks to this weekend being lost entirely, and we have to keep pushing forward. We need shares:
  • Wings's PayPal account, for donations to the house fund. [Thanks to some incredible folks yesterday, I think we are at around $9,600 thus far on this $30K stage. $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.
Profound thanks and much love to everyone for your support, moral, financial, and every other kind. I'm sorry I don't have more to report, nor more energy for making it look positive, but maybe May will be a better month.

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