As I right this, we are only $68 from the second goal of $1500. Assuming we hit it in the next day or two as I expect, I'll hold the drawing for the set of AD&D books signed by Gary Gygax (Player's Handbook, Monster Manual, DMG, Monster Manual II, Oriental Adventures, and Unearth Arcana) Sunday evening after my Sunday game. Anyone donating by noon Sunday (CST) will be in this second drawing (assuming at least $68 more is raised). In addition, we will be drawing for a few additional donated items, including a copy of the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game (hardback, "Jeff Easley" cover) and a $25 DriveThruRPG gift certificate.
My wife has resumed twice-weekly Physical Therapy sessions. Her session yesterday was an evaluation. PT seems to be helping her enough that her therapist is going to see if her PT can be extended for four more sessions. That would have it ending in mid-February instead of the end of January. Yesterday started out a great day with this news, but ended poorly. As she was walking across the kitchen last night, her foot refused to move unexpectedly and she fell again. This was her first fall in over a month (before PT she averaged one fall a week), but it was the worst fall she's had. She ended up with a large gash on her forehead, bruises on her leg, side, arm, and face, and a painful wrist. She refused to go the the ER as she did not want to waste the huge amount of her medical fund that an ER visit would eat up. As she never lost consciousness and the gash on her forehead finally stopped bleeding (her medicine makes even a minor paper cut bleed a lot), I did not insist, but if he has any problems today I'll try to get her to a doc-in-the-box. Assuming I don't have to do so, I hope to get at least one of the blog posts I've been mentally working on while in the PT waiting room written up and posted today -- as well as some work on Microlite81 Complete.
Now is a great time to donate to the Holiday 2013 Cancer Fund Drive to help us keep our house and to get in on the second drawing as well as the future drawings described at the link above. Click that link for more information on the drive and to see the large list of items being given to lucky donors.
The Holiday 2013 Cancer Fund Drive is on. Every $10 donated gives you one chance to win one or more of more than 40 non-TSR D&D items published in the late 1970s and early 1980s. You can see the complete list of giveaway items and read more about this fund drive in this post: Holiday 2013 Cancer Fund Drive (with lots of Third Party D&D Giveaway Items). This is in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund. All donations will be used to pay the property taxes on our house as we had to use the money saved for this to pay for more medical treatment for my wife's cancer and other medical problems treatment related bills (see the linked post above for more info), send a donation in any amount -- small or large -- to me via Paypal.Thank you!
We need to raise about $3400 by the end of January, as of this post this drive has raised $1432. Thanks to everyone who donates, spreads the word, or thinks positive thoughts for us!