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I need to raise $700 to fix my roof. I’ve been posting this plea for help in comments on the PWB diaries for the past week. Thanks to the good PWB folks, I’ve accumulated about $145 towards that goal. But I need more, and it’s been suggested that I make this a dairy. The site members who suggested it include triciawyse, labwitchy, and others in the comments thread. So here goes ~ more below the jump

Long story short: I’ve chased leaks the entire 6 years I’ve lived in this house. The person I bought it from fancied himself a great DIYer when in reality he didn’t know what the bleep he was doing. I’ve had a lot of work done, fixing most of the leaks, until I ran out of money. Now there’s one last drippy area in my laundry room (which is also my pootie LuvLee’s litter-box boudoir). Actually it’s gone beyond drippy, to downright soggy. Last weekend I was about in tears when I came home during an unexpected rainstorm and found the laundry room half-flooded:

top of my dryer filled with water:
Laundry room 051112

a drip caught in the action:
Water leaks laundry room April 2012-003

the flooded floor, and soggy pathway to the litter box:
Water leaks laundry room April 2012-001

This can’t go on! Getting these leaks fixed involves extending the edge of the roof along one side of the house and adding a gutter and two downspouts. That’s why the estimate is $700, and I just don’t have it :( I don't want to ask for charity but I do have beautiful stuff to sell. Listed below are the ways you can help me if you’re so inclined. And if you can’t, I understand - but could you please promote this dairy and help spread the word?

Buy my stuff ~
Check out my Etsy shop for intuitive readings, Native American crafts & collectibles, and more.

And here's my Zibbet shop for crocheted accessories and  jewelry, prints, and journals - great gifts all. Several PWB’ers who bought my scarves and journals are raving about them :)

Contribute through PayPal ~
I will gratefully accept donations to my PayPal account: burchjan[at] - if you select "friends and family" in the Send Money menu there is no charge for the transfer.

Hire me ~
I do freelance writing. I'm really good at copywriting for marketing materials, websites, blogs, brochures, etc. If interested contact me at the email address above.
Now, in honor of the PWB peeps, here’s a closing message from LuvLee:

LuvLee Snow Day 112510

O hai folks, LuvLee here. Plz 2 help! I doan liek it when mai mommee haz a sad, and Iz tired ob getting mai feets wet when I haz to go use mai boks! I pwomise when it gets all better ai will pose for sum new pikchures and show you, K?
Many thanks from me, and of course from LuvLee!

1:35 PM PT: Update: I've now passed the $200 mark with this fundraising effort - so thank you all and Yay!

Also: in the comments some folks have offered suggestions about different fixes, finding cheaper labor (my guy is asking $25/hour so I don't I'm going to find someone below that), etc. I've responded as much as I can to these types of comments. Please know that I've considered a lot of options before I posted this, and I'm dealing with what I believe is the best route. I do want this to get done correctly.

Also Too: Some commenters at the top of the thread objected to my posting this. They've been dealt with by the long-time solid Kossacks and PWB Peeps who are supporting me in this effort. Read it for your amusement, but please don't let the pie fight distract you from the message. Although pie is nice :)

Originally posted to jan4insight on Thu May 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM PDT.

Also republished by PWB Peeps and Community Fundraisers.

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