Real life has taken over the last half of the week. However, I did send money raised from our donation drive on to Karen Thursday morning. Karen says that thanks to our donations and some help from her family, they have the $1400 and their house should be safe. ("Should be" because large mortgage companies aren't known for sticking with what they say -- but things seem to be going as they are supposed to, without any unwelcome last minute surprises). We did not raise anywhere near $1400, but apparently everything together was enough to do the job and that's all that really matters. Thanks to everyone who donated or who spread the word of our Halloween drive for helping out.