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3 November 2010
Don't want to make a long-term commitment to help a child in another country, or spend a lot of money for a big Christmas basket for a needy family? Do you have $2 to bring a smile to the face of a child? Here's a Compassion project I just learned about.
$2. What do you have to lose? No long-term commitment, but a message to a kid in Ecuador that somebody in the United States is thinking about him or her and wishing him/her well on Christmas Day. The design process is very simple (though time consuming, at least on my computer). When I had made a card I was happy with, I had five of them sent. $10 and I have sent cards to five children who might not otherwise get anything at all on Christmas.
Check it out and see what you think.
I got a lot done before 9 a.m. this morning. I went and voted at the crack of dawn...I was #34, which bodes well for voting in Davis. I've gone much later in the day for previous elections and been in the teens as far as voters. I hope that the results of the election, especially here in California, aren't depressing.
Then I went to drop off the couch cushions at the Upholsterer's. The shop was closed, so I picked up breakfast at Jack in the Box and got back just about the time they were opening up. I told the guy I was easy to please and wanted the strongest, cheapest fabric choices he had. I decided on this...
Which has all the fabric colors of the couch in it, though not at all the plaid that the couch is. I figured that if I get dog beds to put on the couch frame and keep the cushions away from the dogs unless we actually want to sit on the couch, maybe I can keep from having them be torn up again. It ain't gonna be cheap: $300 for the two cushions, one of which has to be recovered, and one completely re-made.
I suppose I learned a lesson the hard (expensive) way.
As I watch the election results begin to trickle in, as I write this, I wonder if the voters of this country are going to do the same thing...or if we have already done it. At the moment, it feels like a crapshoot.
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