AS WAS SAID TO A TRUCK DRIVER AT TEH BOTTOM OF OUR DRIVEWAY... " if you can't turn thaT TRUCK AROUND IN THERE, THERE IS AN 80 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN FRONT OF A TEEPEE THAT WILL DO IT FOR YOU" - I LOVED TEH IMAGE OF THAT ONE...- WE HAD A TEEPEE AT THE TIME AND IT WAS MY "OUTDOOR OFFICE" IT WAS POSSIBLE TO KEEP WARM IN IT-- WITH THE FIRE GOING..
TRUCK #1 7pallerts of purina proplan adult 1 pallet purina puppy
TRUCK #2 1 pallet wet ( separaTE TRUCK SO THAT THE TRUCK CAN LOWER THAT HEAVY PALLET... ) BOTH TRACTOR AND FORK LIFT CAN LIFT/ UNLOAD THE DRY.. BUT THE WET IS H++E+++A+++V+++Y -THE FORK COULD LIFT IT BUT COULDN'T GET IT ANY CLOSER TO WHERE I NEEDS TO GO BECAUSE OF TRACTION...
TRUCK #3 TEH PROVISIONS FOR THANKSGIVING CROWD-- 25 RELATIVES and unknown number pf "dog family"- i am ready for 50 turkey dinner s,,, but it occurs to me that is also 50 breakfasts lunches,snacks and general "grazing" AND COFFEE DRINKING..
THE PART THAT DESERVES CONSIDERATION IS ---- ALL THAT 192 BAGS OF DRY FOOD WILL GET GROUND UP AND MIXED WITH Water- then placed in the dumpsgter and carted away..
gotta hand it to finn's family life's struggle can be fun !!
Just wanted to drop you a note….
We just sent (via PayPal) the proceeds from the last Lemonade stand we did. This time we set up at the Fall Ribfest. The weather was crummy so we also sold hot chocolate, but most people came, picked up their ribs & took them to go - not to mention the Rib stand was selling beverages too so this event wasn’t quite as profitable. I just totaled all of the donations we sent since May were $3106!! Not to counting the $$ The High School Cheerleaders raised for SDP as well! ( I think they sent just over $600 as well) Wow who would have thought a 10 year old, a dog, a couple of friends & a lemonade stand would do that in just a handful of days! I’m so grateful that our home community gets to see, through Finn, all that you do for all of the recipients & that they supported them! I mean I’m sure you have many larger donations but since the initial goal was tripled in the end they are pretty excited about it!
Next year the girls say they want to do it again!! But I think we will look for another venue & a different group of people. There certainly are easier (less work) ways to fundraise but I really like that Eve has to put in a lot of the work & also that we are drawing funds from a different community of people rather than asking more of the CPs.
I know it doesn’t repay all you, your staff & the volunteers put into providing Finn to Eve but no matter what we raise it can’t even come close to the value he has brought into Eve’s life! She has had some down time but is back on the upswing & starting to be more mobile in the community again with Finn by her side! We brag about how amazing SDP is & all Finn does for Eve EVERY CHANCE WE GET!!
EVE AND FINN