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Help Put A New Roof On A House That Needs It

5 May

This is Danny Proctor, close personal friend. If you recall I hosted a surprise birthday party for Danny a few months ago and wrote about throwing a party in a small space. Danny is in dire need of a new roof, please read his story and visit his GoFundMe site.

Created by Danny Proctor on May 5, 2013

Madison, TN

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 Raindrops keep falling on our heads! We have major leaks in our very old roof that require more than patching. We need a new roof ASAP!

Long story short: I had surgery for prostate cancer in 2006. No more cancer. In March 2009, my housemate and partner Daryl Pike was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After chemo and then going into remission, he relapsed and required a stem cell bone marrow transplant in May 2011.

The good news: Daryl’s cancer is gone! The bad news: Daryl has been unemployed since May 2011 and I quit my full-time job three years ago to be his required 24/7 caregiver. We have no health insurance (we’ve exhausted all options, believe me) and very limited income. I’m working from home making what money I can.

A friend in the roofing biz gave us an estimate for a new roof. The $6,000 will cover the materials, labor etc plus any incidentals (such as gofuncme.com’s fees). We want to install a metal roof, which is recommended for a low-pitch roof, plus the economic value. Any mold, fungus etc. can be dangerous to Daryl’s new immune system so we can’t have rain literally dripping on his bed anymore. My friend has patched the roof twice, stopping the kitchen and bathroom leaks, but the leak over Daryl’s bed is still there.Between Daryl and myself, we have nearly 4,000 Facebook friends. A few dollars each would give us this roof that we desperately need.

Believe me, begging is a last-ditch effort. Please forgive us but know anything anyone can give would be a blessing.

To help, please visit Raise Our Roof by Danny Proctor

 

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Ants In The Dog Food Bowl

3 May

It’s only when you are doing something totally absurd, that you think is totally normal, you remember exactly who you are.

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Today I came home from work to find ants in the dog food bowl. No good. I mean, good because that means it’s finally warmed up after what seemed like an eternal winter. Bad because I don’t want my little dog friend eating ants! So as I was filling up the pan with water, I thought about how crazy I may look to an observer.

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Candy Waster

4 Apr

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I came out of work one day to find this ridiculous pile of loose candy in the middle of a parking spot. Gay marriage issues were making headlines that week and I felt like this was symbolic. I also wondered why they were there.

Surely Betty Ford Brushed Her Hair

20 Mar

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Wake up and take the dog-friend for a walk while the coffee is brewing. Get ready, talk to my sister, take care of the plants, read the news and write. This is how I start most of my days.

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