Folks…you should have warned me. No really, that was astonishingly fast. We hit (and oops, skidded right past) our goal in an hour.
I’m actually kind of overwhelmed. Like, the good kind of overwhelmed! But it’s going to take me a few minutes to dig out from under my inbox/comments, so bear with me if you emailed me (but I promise I’m working on it…I’m just sort of walking around blinking a lot and saying ‘woah’ in my best Keanu Reeves voice at the same time).
So, practical stuff first.
The sale is over, but the group doing all the work is right over here, and I’m sure they would be delighted if anyone still felt motivated to donate directly.
I need a day or two to do a bunch of accounting work (fun!) and get the paypal money transferred to my bank account (because wow do I not generally just have that much cash sitting there ready to go), but on either Friday or Monday, I should be able to send off a donation (and I’ll post a screenshot when I do so you can see the cool stuff you did).
It’s totally going to end up being for, um, a bit more than $5,000 (because you were fast and I literally could not catch the end point at just the right spot), but I don’t think anyone will mind.
I closed comments on the instagram post where I talked about this (so they didn’t turn into a stream of folks saying ‘I missed it’ or ‘it didn’t work’ because that would be a total bummer and I’m just truly not up for bad feelings right now), but thank you so much to everyone who commented on and shared the post, it totally worked.
And, on a slightly less practical note (damn those squishy feelings and the havoc they wreak on my tender little heart), the next time we do something like this, I need to have a plan for ‘and what if it goes really really well…like better than you were expecting.’ Because I truly thought we’d maybe possibly get close to $5,000 if I pestered everyone really hard all day long. Maybe. If we were lucky. Or at least close enough that I could chip in a little extra myself and get us there in the end.
But I did not expect us to blow past it in just a hair over an hour.
And just, wow. Thank you. You folks did a lot of good today!