Thursday, June 1, 2017

At an end for this week (maybe longer). Shares badly needed.

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Sherm and Miguel have gotten the bancos lathed, and they're putting the scratch coat on it right now. Meanwhile, Tony and Reynaldo got a long way wit the woodwork. I've got a lot more photos, but I'm too beat to deal with them right now.

We had some unexpected materials costs over the last couple of days, and we have another whopper of a vehicle repair that should've been taken care of this week, but we simply couldn't afford it, so it's kicked over to next week. I hope we can make some more sales between now and then, because otherwise, the crew doesn't come back on Monday. Everything I thought this week would cover? All it takes is one problem, and it's all wiped out, and here we are.  

I am fast reaching the end of my tether on the money chase. My health is suffering badly, but it will suffer even more over the long term if we don't get out of this tin can, and so I keep pressing forward, panic attacks or no. But it's four o'clock in the afternoon here, and my energy levels are already shot to hell. I've been living with chronic fatigue for decades, but this is a whole other level of constant stress, and my body's not up to it much longer. The rest is all cut and paste; I don't have what it takes to string another original sentence together. There's an unreal amount of work under way, and it's all adding up to an equally unreal cash flow (all outward), and we have to pay for it all as it comes. So we need constant, consistent shares. Here are all the links:
  • First, to donate, the PayPal link is here
  • Second, for sales (which we really need to make, and I'll be highlighting some of his high-end stuff on the site this week), the link to Wings's site (preferably with a testimonial, if you have some of his work), because sales are gonna keep this thing rolling. 
  • And finally, the link to our wishlist (which badly needs updating), with an emphasis on the Lowe's gift cards, because those are what will help us pay for all the stuff that will make this place liveable, like a water heater and flooring and so forth. A note here: I really do dislike Home Depot, but they have a terrific tile that would work for pretty much the entire downstairs (except the bathroom) that's less than a third of the price of a lot of what's comparable from Lowe's. It's the kind of thing that we can't rationalize spending so much more on, given the differential, and so I'll be adding Home Depot gift cards to the wishlist, too, much as it pains me. [Okay, so I just checked; you can only buy Home Depot gift cards through their own company site, so they're not going to be on the Amazon wishlist. Think of it as a virtual virtual wishlist.]
As I've also been saying, we need to make some sales, and sales of some of Wings's bigger-ticket items would go a very, very long way toward this phase (the most expensive of the entire process, unfortunately). We've been blessed with a couple of sales this week, and this weekend I've posted Wings's two latest works. I haven't even had time yet to do a separate post for the new micaceous pottery by a member of his extended family. Please share them as they go up; his new work in particular is pretty spectacular. I have more work this evening, and I have to get on it. Many thanks and much love to everyone.

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