i don't post about but a fraction of the offline crap we deal with, even back when i posted much much more often on LJ. Like last month, when our amazing service dog woke me up (a very difficult task) because Bugland was not breathing. like not at all, blue and cold lips. I think bug is right that i havent finished processing that one, and no doubt some other crisis will appear before i do.
Anyway, this crisis led to a problem i have to seek help on which I feel absolutely guilty for... trying to raise money or find someone who has the computer parts that would donate them, to fix my laptop and tablet, because when the emergancy workers showed up, they dumped this heavy box thing (i keep thinking it was a defibulator, but i dont know, maybr just supplies) on the table, right on top of my laptop, cracking the touch screen, and damaging the wacom tablets pen.
i've tried to get my online store and ebay back up and running, but between just being sickér than i was when i used to do that, and the damage to my laptop which prevents me from using it but in short bursts, Its going so ridiculously slow that i doubt i will have it up and running before the crack gets worse and the computer becomes unusable.
i wrote about this, in great length, on our non-fannish blog for our farm... its long because i always have a hard time writing about being unable to support ourselves, and bad shit happening, etc. basically, the accidental damage warrantee will not refund me enough to afford a laptop that meets my needs. I can however buy the damaged parts online, such as ebay, and repair it myself... or if i can raise enough, spare my arthritic hands and have a local repair shop do it. The screen on ebay looks around $150 to 300. Dunno what a repair shop would charge tfor the work. Wacom tablet is fine (because the mouse works) but the pen is damaged, but that shouldnt be too much more.
I sent a link request to Copperbadge's Radio Free Monday and told him to go ahead and consolodate/rephease it. (i don't remember how to make user names into links, so if anyone reading doesnt already follow his journal, i recommend it. if you cant help us, maybe there's someone else you can, and i may feel slightly less guilty then about asking for help if it helps someone else). Anyway, I think it is much clearer as he put it...
"alchemia is raising funds to replace equipment damaged when his spouse had a medical emergency and EMS workers dumped a heavy box of supplies on top of his laptop on the table. The laptop is not just a computer but also an assistive device for Alchemia, as well as a major social outlet; in addition, his Wacom tablet was damaged. You can read more and support the fundraiser in a number of ways here, including donating money but also sending used or purchased parts"
feel free to share the link, maybe i can make an extra 5 or 10 dollars on ad revenue... every bit helps!
For those in the Chicago area (esp far west suburbs) I also have backyard chickens hatched April 4 thru 14 for sale, and toys, both commercial and handmade, for pet rats hamsters gerbils, bords/parrots, cars, dogs etc... oh, also got some gently used cages suitable for ferrets, rats, sugargliders and similar small pets. if you want to buy and pick up these kind of things, thatd be much better than having postal costs and paypal and ebay fees that cut into profits. Message or email me for info on those things.
sorry for any typos... using the mini tablet and the tiny screen's tiny online keyboard is really hard to use without making typos.
For those that want to donate but not cluck thru all the links and rambling on in my blog, here's my paypal link: https://www.paypal.me/PetNouveau