Sunday, June 25, 2017

The best kind of house-related post.

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Your hint is in the tags, or rather, what's not in them.

Okay, okay.

There will be no request for link shares in this post. We have been blessed beyond belief this weekend. Avilyn's post sparked contributions beyond anything we could have imagined, and today, we were afforded yet another blessing by the universe: a loan arrangement that, combined with the funds raised, will permit us to finish off the construction under repayment terms that we can manage. I've already told folks to take us off various fundraising lists, so that no attention will be deflected from the folks on them who still need help. And we will, of course, be right there with everyone as soon as we can, giving when and where we can. It will be small amounts, true, but we will, as always, pay forward while we're paying back.

Yes, I've spent time weeping tears of joy and sheer relief. I'm still mostly speechless; I can't quite believe that I'm not just asleep and dreaming all of this, because it's been so elusive for so many years. But it is real, and we are blessed, and we are profoundly grateful to every single person who has helped us along the way, with everything from donations to art purchases to wishlist items to link shares to kind words and good vibes.

This is also a moment of celebration for me for the very simple reason that I won't need to write these repetitive fundraising posts every night. What I will do is post daily updates, so those folks who want to see the progress can do so. It's going to move very fast now, as fast as physically and logistically possible.

To all of you who have been with us the nearly two years of this process (and some of you, the nearly seven years we've been without a real home), chi miigwech and ta'a. You have given us nothing less than a life, one with a decent shot at health and safety, and there are not words in any of our languages to express to our gratitude adequately.

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  1. i am so happy for you and wings! living from moment is so very hard yet yall have continued throughout it all! may your home be ready by july and may it bring you joy, peace and happiness! <3

  2. This is the best news I have received in ages and ages. I'm so happy for you - you both can exhale now!