While you were away…
…a fundraiser has sprung up over the weekend. Yep, things really looked as dire as I wrote on Thursday night. I was too frustrated at that point to even ask for help, but Carl picked up the ball at Horse's Ass and put my whining to work. Andrew took the hand-off with a post at the NPI Advocate, and things look a bit brighter on Monday morning.
The need is still as real, though and nearly as unmet as it was three days ago. If you can chip in, here's the PayPal link. Anything helps.
In addition to Carl and Andrew's help in spreading the word, it's been particularly gratifying to see the names of so many of my favorite local bloggers among the contributors. Thanks again to you all. The sense that I'm part of a community of folks, and perhaps a valued part at that, is a good one.
Every nickel, though, from every source, is hugely appreciated and will go to meet real needs. I don't do this for a living, have never planned to, and don't even imaginable that it's possible. Right now, though, because of all y'all, it's giving me some degree of economic life while the Brilliant and Beautiful Bride of Upper Left wrack our brains to come up with the survival resources we need.
The links above will lead you to the whole sordid story. I don't want to turn this into a whine-a-thon, because your help has put me in a far better state of mind. I've learned, though, that there's no profit in false pride, and I admit that I need your help right now. Again, if you can, here's the link.
Whether you're in a position to help out or not, though, thanks, as always, for being here.