My father’s emergency root canal has left us short $400 we need to raise by 4 pm, Friday, May 28, to make the May mortgage payment (since Monday, May 31, is a bank holiday). If you feel inspired to support this blog by helping me out with a financial donation, now is a good time to do so. If I receive more than that, I hope you don’t mind if I squander it on groceries and the supplies I need this week to plant my heirloom tomatoes.
I’m sure someone will be tempted to point out that I advertise Stuart Lichtman’s book, How to Get Lots of Money for Anything — Fast. (Click on the link in my ad below to check it out.) So shouldn’t I be coming up with another, better income source than asking for donations from people who enjoy my writing? Actually, I do have something in the works — I’ll announce it in June. In the meantime, PBS and NPR also monetize their product by providing it and then asking for donations, so I’m in good company.
To my donors, I thank you in advance for your generosity — may the universe multiply your gift for you at least ten-fold. I also thank all my dear gentle readers for giving me the treasure of your time when you visit here to read my blog.
Update, 5/27/2010, Thurs.: THANK YOU ALL!!! The mortgage, groceries and garden supplies are all covered. There’s even enough for a doctor’s visit and sonogram I have been coveting — I’ll explain soon since James Wolcott dragged me into the Graeme Frost/SCHIP debate via my post on Rand Paul and the Americans with Disabilities Act. I have to admit that I was so moved by the kindness and generosity of my dear fellow bloggers who passed the word along and by my dear gentle readers who rushed to my aid that I wept more than once.
May every donation and every prayer and good wish for me and my father be multiplied at least 10-fold by the prospering power of the universe through happy means, and may all of my donors, well-wishers, dear gentle readers and fellow bloggers be blessed with divine protection, divine guidance, enlightenment, prosperity, progress, success, healing and health, inspiration, courage and every form of good in your lives now and always.
I do have a plan for making money so I am self-supporting and not so vulnerable to financial emergencies — I will explain soon.
Also, I will write posts with photos about my progress with my heirloom tomato plants, patty pans squashes, herbs and flowers.