Saturday, May 07, 2011

I did something last night I have never done before…

Relay was amazing and I actually had a good time. I’ve done that before. Money rolled in right up to the last minute, but that happens every year. Again I was unable to get on line at the event, boonies, not new to me. I came home at almost midnight on the nose, earlier than years past. I emptied my car and sat down in the chair with my lap top and started entering money on line.

Somewhere between 1 and 2 it happened… I fell asleep in my chair. Whoops, no data going to get entered in my sleep. I started again, but the keys on the keyboard and my fingers weren’t matching and I give up and went to bed. But of course when I went to bed, I kept thinking about the work waiting for me, and the 100 people or so who were walking the track all night and counting on me to do my job.

Fingers and keyboard wouldn’t cooperate so I took two Tylenol and went to sleep for two hours. Got up, took a shower, and started all over again, checking the work I had done, only a few small mistakes, and then finished what I’d not done before nap time.

Our grand total for closing ceremonies was $85,908.15 which of course has already gone up, thanks to on-line donations. And there is more coming we’re sure… we might just make our $100,000 goal by the end of the year.

BUT, that is still not what I have never done before. What WE, my team and I did that we have never done before was… drum roll…. We were #1. The Delaware Quilts team was #1 with a total of $11,373.76. Of that I am extremely proud! Proud beyond proud, super proud, pleased and tickled silly. We did it! In years past that would have placed us at third or even lower, but in this economy we were #1!

Personally, and this is sad to me, my measly $5,220 put me in first place. Yes I am pleased, but also embarrassed. In years past that wouldn’t have even put me in the top ten. But this year I was #1, for closing ceremonies at least. I know that Steph on the MES/HOB team has raised over $7000 so far for the Race for the Ribbon which will be held in June, and her donations will knock me down to second. But that makes me happy, because that’s more money towards finding the cure!

Thank you to ALL of the donors who made it all happen, to my team and to all the other teams at all the other Relays all around the world. Together we will find the cure.
But remember, there is no finish line until we find that cure!
Now back to quilting!

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous post. Great job, Marge!

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