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To Some Very Special People - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks
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To Some Very Special People
I wish to thank the wonderful friends who responded to my last post asking for your trust and help. I’ll be sending individual notes expressing my gratitude over the next few days, but in the meantime, I had to express my thanks here, where it started.

There were so many ‘bricks’ falling (in more ways than one) on me, all at the same time (something we’ve all experienced), that I knew it was big trouble. Even as my plea appeared, more bricks started dropping, leaving me faced with choosing between health, or my kitty’s, or my car’s (actually, Abby was going to get a mobile vet even if I had to steal), so it was really between me or the car. But then pattrose shared one of my major ‘bricks’ (the first one to fall) with her brother, Daniel, a minister, and, wonderfully, through his church, he donated something I desperately needed.

So now, as a result of your generosity, which had already helped with the other ‘bricks’, I no longer needed to make any choice. Your help made it possible for Abby’s mobile vet, and a new battery for the car. A battery which died without so much as a groan or click, for the final time, on Friday.

I was so lucky to find The Sentinel and Stargate SG1 fandoms; they changed me back in 1996. But they also introduced me to some of the finest women around the world, the finest writers and artists, and gave me such incredible friends. In addition, I found women with hearts so big, it’s literally impossible to express properly.

And now, twenty years later, almost to the day, fandom saved me.

So thank you; two words that hold a huge power, yet never seem to be enough

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sara_merry99 From: sara_merry99 Date: June 16th, 2016 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I missed your first post when you posted it, because I'm still getting back into the LJ habit, and just commented. I wish I'd seen it because I would definitely have helped. (See that comment for something I have for you, though...)
angelskuuipo From: angelskuuipo Date: June 16th, 2016 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad things are better for you. I'm sorry I couldn't help financially, but you've been in my thoughts and will continue to be.

::hugs::
snailbones From: snailbones Date: June 16th, 2016 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for letting us know things are a wee bit better... I'm positive everyone else is worrying themselves silly over you too.

I'm thinking of you each and every day, sending you love and positive thoughts, and having stern words with the universe to get off your back and give you a break. I'm not sure the universe is particularly bothered about my opinion, but still!

Keep smiling, my love. And anything you receive is just your own love and generosity bouncing back to you. Big hugs and a ton of love.
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: June 16th, 2016 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been tied up myself with health issues, away from the computer a lot, but I'm glad you did get the help you needed.
From: jael_lyn01 Date: June 16th, 2016 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm with blue wolf, away from the computer. Hugs...
ninja007 From: ninja007 Date: June 16th, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, so glad your situ improved!!

We're always here. Not as noisy as we once were, but still floating around out here.

*great big hugs*

PS: I HATE it when batteries just give up the ghost like that!
pattrose From: pattrose Date: June 17th, 2016 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
So glad everything is looking better. :) Daniel was happy to do it for you. He said it's all our jobs to look out for others. :) He's a sweetie. Take care of yourself and Abby too. (((((Aly and Abby)))))
vamysteryfan From: vamysteryfan Date: June 17th, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad that worked out. Kudos to Pattrose for finding someone to help.

I wish I was in a position to do something. Soon, maybe.

::hugs::

lit_gal From: lit_gal Date: June 23rd, 2016 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad the pressure is off, and I have to say I have never found a fandom that can equal the Sentinel folk.
kaynyne From: kaynyne Date: June 24th, 2016 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Always late to the party- story of my life! :)
My favourite character in Supernatural has a saying 'Family don't end with blood' to explain why he cares so much about people who are not related to him and to whom he has no obligation other than they mean something special to him.
It's a shame humanity in general can't think that way, really, isn't it?

Glad things are picking up for you, you had this old mutt worried!
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