We made it.
YOU made it fantastic. The fundraiser is now over and despite a couple of nail-biting weeks in the middle, it was a roaring success. Best ever. Beyond mere words.
Number of donors: 65 — including five who donated twice, one who donated three times, and four or five suffering financial hardship who I didn’t think would be able to donate at all.
Total donated: $6,088 in the regular fundraiser + an anonymous match of $5,200. Total: $11,288. Stunning.
Largest donation: $5,200 — from Anonymous Wonderman, who had promised to match all other donations up to the original $5,000 goal. He did that — and more.
Average per donor (not including match): $93.66 — interesting how consistent this figure remained through the entire month
Smallest donation: 23,497 satoshis — which is 0.00023497 of a Bitcoin or roughly $2
Clearly this is more than I ever expected. It comes at the best possible time, though. I see the doctor next week and if my whatever-it-is turns out to be something other than, “It’s all in your head, woman” or “WTF; got no idea” you’ll have provided a safety net for further diagnostics or the beginning of treatment. Or if nothing else, to put me in better position for just getting through it.
Whatever else happens, you’ve done your best once again to continue transforming Ye Olde Wreck of a house into the Mo Saoirse (My Freedom) Hermitage. The Wandering Monk shall return. And I shall be his faithful construction minion once again.
AND of course you’ve done what it takes to keep this blog blogging as long as I’m capable of blogging it. For that — for everything — I owe you thanks beyond thanks.