It's been a wild ride. Thank you for all your donations, bids, payments! We raised $3140 for the Nie Family. If you won an auction and still need to pay. Please pay via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org then please send me a copy of the receipt. email@example.com That should at least pay for a mortgage for one month with a little left to pay some utilities. Hopefully that can help ease their mind a bit so they can focus on healing for those babies and each other.
Finishing this auction and helping this family is helping distract me from losing a dear friend yesterday to Burkits Lymphoma. My friend Tamra has 5 children. She went through a stem cell transplant in the spring. It was her last chance at beating this. She was doing well. She passed in her sleep while her children were at school. I ache for her son who is my son's age. They played on several sports teams together. I ache for her other children and husband who adored her. I ache for her grandchildren. Cancer sucks.
Give me a couple of days to recover from the auction and this news. I'll be back. Blogging is good therapy.
Thank you everyone.