This is a personal call for help from me, lambert. The plumber has just spray-painted the Day-Glo orange stripes on my driveway so he can bring in the backhoe, dig deep in my driveway, find the break in my sewer line, and repair it, so my basement doesn't fill up with, er, solids -- and it's going to cost about as much as a couple of MacBook Pros.
I'm asking for your help because while blogging has brought me happiness and fame, it hasn't brought me wealth. In fact, my income is not middle class, and it's heating season -- and though our loyal subscribers have made it possible for me to be keep the servers spinning and be here 24/7, my plumbing disaster is a bit beyond the scope of our subscription base (or our newly sought advertising base, for that matter).
Finally, I wanted to wait until the site redesign was done, so I could feel I'd done something already that would justify asking for help now.
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Thank you all for being here.
NOTE If any of you have an in with FSM, please file a request that the evil Norway maple hasn't messed up the line all the way to the street. That would be bad.
UPDATE Whoever filed the request, thanks. The Norway maple was merciful. My toilets flush. So, the job is done. Now all I have to do... is pay the bill! And before that... Let me go down to the basement check where the fuel gauge fell to after last week's cold snap. That will inspire me to go into the crawlspace tomorrow and re-insulate the area. And thank the God(dess)(e)(s) Of Your Choice that I have some insulation left over from last year....