Surviving Life Without Connie

$24,320 of $50k goal

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Kim Dutoit  PLANO, TX
We were together for twenty years; twenty years where we were seldom more than ten feet apart from each other. For twenty years we worked in the same office, sat on the same couch, slept in the same bed, and in the end, when Connie was dying of Stage 4 cancer, I slept on the couch next to her recliner where she was confined  -- and when Connie finally died, my face was six inches from hers as I whispered my love for her.

Now my beloved Connie is gone, and I have to restart my life. This means clearing the debt, leaving the house where we lived together, and learning how to live without the woman who made my life possible. I'm a writer, and I have to write again, because it's all I know. So I'll be finishing those long-neglected novels, and yes -- I will start blogging again. I just need the funds to make that possible.

Please help me.
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Update 5
Posted by Kim Dutoit
6 hours ago
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Nearly halfway there! Please spread the word among friends and family, and help me reach my goal...

And many, MANY thanks to those who've given already.

Remember to visit kimdutoit.com to see the new blog.
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Update 4
Posted by Kim Dutoit
5 days ago
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The new blog is almost complete, needs just a few more features added, and we'll be good to go.

Launch date: Monday Feb 20, 6:00am

Once again, thanks to all for your amazing generosity. Please remember to spread the word about this appeal, and the new blog.
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Update 3
Posted by Kim Dutoit
6 days ago
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Day 3: Once again, thank you all for your incredible generosity.

Was able to start work on the new blog yesterday, thanks to a new Tech Support, who took the job despite knowing what happened to the last one. :=(

The "latest" blog at kimdutoit.com should be up and running early next week.

Once again, thanks to all.

Kim
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Update 2
Posted by Kim Dutoit
6 days ago
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Day 2: Hmmm... not having a FB, Twit or any other such "social media" presence may be hurting me in terms of broadcasting to potential new donors.

Don't care.

The people who know me from before are more important to me than total strangers, so if any of my erstwhile Loyal Readers cares to spread the word to other LRs, please do so.
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Tony Appel
4 days ago

So sorry for you loss Kim. How i have missed your wonderful screeds. I know it will be healing for you as well as us Loyal Readers. Giving what I can. Prayers.

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Michael Becker
5 days ago

Kim, please provide a link to your new blog. Thank you.

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Mark Shaw
6 days ago

Oh no! So very sorry to read of this. I enjoyed the time I spent with you and Connie, both online and at your home.

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Kiril Kundurazieff
7 days ago

Dear Kim, I remember your blogging and while I am unable to contribute to the cause I wish to send my condolences for your loss. For what it's worth my 3 Opinionated Pussycats send along many purrs and purrayers as well.

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William B'Livion
7 days ago

I can't even imagine. You have my deepest condolences.

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Pam Uphoff
7 days ago

I'm so sorry. It's so hard to do all the necessary work, the clearing, the moving . . . don't get so locked into the job that you give away things attached to treasured memories, don't keep so much that you have to do this all over again. Take your time getting back to writing. It's too easy to infuse darkness into your work, at the same time it's hard to care enough to edit and polish as you should.

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Larry Anderson
8 days ago

Oh, Kim, I am so sorry to hear this. Sad that I never got to meet this wonderful woman. Hope this meagre donation can help.

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$24,320 of $50k goal

Raised by 422 people in 9 days
Created February 13, 2017
JS
$35
Joan Sparks
41 mins ago
$25
Anonymous
1 hour ago
$10
Anonymous
2 hours ago
EH
$25
Eric Henson
2 hours ago

Blue Skies and Tailwinds Kim

WL
$25
William Letendre
2 hours ago

I've been married 51+ years. Can't imagine living without my lovely wife. So sorry.

$50
Anonymous
2 hours ago
RT
$50
Ron Tolbert
2 hours ago
$50
Anonymous
2 hours ago
DB
$25
David Blackledge
4 hours ago
$15
Anonymous
5 hours ago
Tony Appel
4 days ago

So sorry for you loss Kim. How i have missed your wonderful screeds. I know it will be healing for you as well as us Loyal Readers. Giving what I can. Prayers.

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Michael Becker
5 days ago

Kim, please provide a link to your new blog. Thank you.

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Mark Shaw
6 days ago

Oh no! So very sorry to read of this. I enjoyed the time I spent with you and Connie, both online and at your home.

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Kiril Kundurazieff
7 days ago

Dear Kim, I remember your blogging and while I am unable to contribute to the cause I wish to send my condolences for your loss. For what it's worth my 3 Opinionated Pussycats send along many purrs and purrayers as well.

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William B'Livion
7 days ago

I can't even imagine. You have my deepest condolences.

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Pam Uphoff
7 days ago

I'm so sorry. It's so hard to do all the necessary work, the clearing, the moving . . . don't get so locked into the job that you give away things attached to treasured memories, don't keep so much that you have to do this all over again. Take your time getting back to writing. It's too easy to infuse darkness into your work, at the same time it's hard to care enough to edit and polish as you should.

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Larry Anderson
8 days ago

Oh, Kim, I am so sorry to hear this. Sad that I never got to meet this wonderful woman. Hope this meagre donation can help.

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