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I Found the Perfect Desk -- Fundraiser

I found the perfect desk at the Milwaukee Restore this morning. It's big enough for art projects, has two small drawers for pencils and pens and the like, and instead of blocky drawers at both or one end, has legs like a table. It's covered with glass and is a beautiful walnut (the wood, not the stain). And there's the rub. Because it's old and walnut and in good condition, it's way over my budget for a table.

perfect desk

Even if I wait until Thursday, when the store has a general 20% off price, it's well over my budget, and there's no guarantee it will be there that long. The Restore is a place where people donate furniture, tools, and building supplies to benefit Habitat for Humanity, so when they get something in, it's gone when it's gone.

So, if you're willing to help me buy my dream desk and benefit Habitat for Humanity, I'm willing to do Card Readings (for fun and inspiration, as per federal law), write, or do art. If we don't raise enough or if this desk sells before I can buy it, I will reserve the funds until something else suitable shows up at the Restore, so your donation to me will still go to the same place eventually.

The sticker price for the desk, which would probably be more than $1000 in a regular, for-profit store, is $495.

Current funding level: $25 of $495 (This total includes donations from people here and people elsewhere)

You can send gifts to me at deirdremmm at aol*com or use the Paypal button below to tip. Paypal does take a cut of the donation if you use the button.

Thank you!

Please post here to let me know what (within reason) you want as a thank-you for your assistance in furnishing my writing office. I do reserve the right to refuse a request and refund your money.


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Mar. 6th, 2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
I've put in a little. I hope you can raise the money before it sells. Hopefully being a decent size means it will not be snatched up quickly. I did it for karmic points (because the last week has been hell & I'm going to be starting the next week with having to admit to a mistake worth $12,000 which will have to go several levels up the food chain for approval for fixing--slight chance I might be able to dodge that one but really don't see a way to).

If you have the time, energy & inclination however, would you pick 1 card from your Susan Seddon Boulet deck for me? Don't spend much time on it, just something for me to ponder.
Mar. 6th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Oh, good luck with the work thing. Everyone makes mistakes, but it's hard when there's a big mistake that has to be fixed. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

It's no trouble at all to draw you a card. I'll go get the deck out and take care of that in just a bit.
Mar. 7th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
As I shuffled the deck, Frog eagerly hopped out onto the table for you. The drawing is of a tiny, golden-brown frog pushing some sort of large ball. The ball may be meant to represent the moon, since that is associated with frogs, but in this picture, it reminds me of Sisyphus trying to roll a boulder up a mountain. You may be feeling you've bitten off more than you can chew.

Still, Frog is a strong totem, associated with water, creation, feminine energy, fecundity, and rebirth. The frog in this picture doesn't look at all like it feels overwhelmed or less than up to the task--in fact, it's almost doing a dance step. The solutions to your issues may not be obvious, but with creativity and determination, they are possible. Remember, water seems weak, but it carved the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 7th, 2015 12:57 am (UTC)
Re: Frog
Thank you. I'll keep this in mind as I go about my coming weeks especially. Next week is going to be full-on and that will maybe help me get through it a little easier.
Mar. 7th, 2015 01:18 am (UTC)
Re: Frog
You're very welcome.

Oh, and thank you for the postcard! That ship is amazing.
Mar. 7th, 2015 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: Frog
You are welcome! I am trying to get better at writing to people & thought dropping some postcards in the mail would be the quickest & easiest way to do so. Also, I went through my writing drawer & organised it. I have a lot of postcards & they need to be shared :)
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