Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Save The Furnace" Bleg Officially Over

     ...Due to literally overwhelming generosity, I'm ending the request to tip Tam.  I'm bowled over; I have no words and yet you all deserve whatever of 'em can be mustered.

     Many of us -- me and Tamara and a lot of you -- have put $10 or $20 in someone else's tip jar if we had it to spare when they were hurting.  You do it and you move on.

     Tam's tip jar runneth over this morning.  The board is bought.  The furnace tech's labor is paid.  ...And a very nice reader decided we'd better shop for mattresses, too.

     You are an amazing, wonderful bunch of folks -- of friends.

     My thanks and Tam's thanks to each and every one of you.  I'll be a long time paying this forward, but I'm darned well gonna; and I'll think of all of you each time I do.

     At times blogging feels strange and lonely; you wake up in the morning and you write some stuff you hope will interest others, and sometimes they comment...but you rarely know.  You go read what other people have to say about their life, their observations, and that's interesting, too.  And there's a thread of a connection.  But today, right now?  I can see the web of mutual exchange of value and of empathy, and it's huge.

     Y'all are awesome.  Thank you.  Thank you.

12 comments:

David said...

I'm glad you were able to get what you need. I'm throwing something in tomorrow when I get paid anyway.

Roberta X said...

Goodness! That's very kind. Thank you. :)

rickn8or said...

I want to kick in a little also, because I was late to the party, and MY furnace has been working fine lo these many years.

However, the "Donate" button over at Tam's place is non-functioning...

rickn8or said...

"Donate" button worky now.

Peter said...

Too late! I donated on behalf of Miss D. and myself. If the furnace is paid for, you'll just have to raid Goose The Market with it . . .

:-)

Roberta X said...

Thank you both.

Keads said...

I have not been checking in on the Blog as much as I used to. Wandering over there now.

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Robin said...

You are valued.

Tam said...

Keads,

"I have not been checking in on the Blog as much as I used to."

You'll miss the part about the camera! :o

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

Glad dah kittehes will keep warm....and their staff! B=)

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

The hell! I left for DC on the 27th and never knew about this till now. Sorry! Glad everything worked out.