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Oh, and in all the excitement …

I forgot to take the “donate” button down last night. It’s gone now and I hope I can keep my pledge to you that this will be truly The Last Fundraiser. It should be, barring disasters.

Had to laugh, though. Yesterday morning, the total stood at an already-amazing $7,275. Three kind people decided they’d round that off to $7,300. Yes, each one specifically said their donation was for rounding purposes, and each counteracted the others’ attempts. Well, $7,350 may not be “round,” but it’s still a nicely balanced number. One generous soul was making her fifth contribution, just to keep numbers tidy.

Then the very last donation came in for $7.42, deliberately given to end us on an un-round note. 🙂

I couldn’t include the cents (which, in fact two donors gave in the last few days to help unbalance things). You dear numerical neatniks are going to be distressed to know where the fundraiser ended up. But you all have my huge, well-rounded thanks.


  1. Keith
    Keith September 1, 2016 7:21 am

    Good thing I don’t have OCD about numbers. 🙂

  2. Mark
    Mark September 1, 2016 8:14 am

    It’s not OCD; it’s CDO. That’s the same as OCD, but the letters are in alphabetical order, the way they’re supposed to be!

  3. feralfae
    feralfae September 2, 2016 12:30 am

    Claire, I am delighted for you that you are going to be able to do the things that need doing; that we will continue to enjoy your word-smithing; and that you will have a safe home from which to write. Congratulations. Well done!
    Bugs (of all sorts) begone!
    I don’t think it’s actual number neatness: some people just find round numbers easier to remember than strings of numbers that have no cool patterns or that don’t make cool patterns. My favorite numbers are number puzzles, where you find an internal mathematical logic to the sequence. So it’s not neatness, it’s just number polishing fora worthy reason. $7,531.1357 is a very nice odd number, for instance. But I am a geek, so I plead guilty to a lesser curse: number fascination. Be that as it may.

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