We've been putting this off for as long as we could. Our last fundraising was done the year before last from May 10-July 20, 2017. That funding ran out at the end of May 2018. We have not done a fundraising since then, so we’ve been in a hole for the last year.
We're not about to splurge on a private plane, but we do need your help :-). This year we’re going to attempt to raise $40K for 60 days from June 5 to August 5. This would fund the blog from August 2019 - August 2020. We don’t want funding to start before that as we have some obligations to attend to, and blogging could be light to nothing for at least a few weeks this summer.
If we don’t make our goal, that signals to us that our time is probably up. The blog will then stop updating in August 2020. If we do make more than our goal, we will apply any amount beyond our goal to our funding for the following year.
We are looking forward to hanging around a bit longer on this watch, but our ability to do that depends on the generosity of blog friends and readers. We know this year has not been particularly easy for many people, but if you are able to help us keep this blog going for another year, we’d appreciate your support.
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