It’s round-up time!!! (And a little note at the end about the fundraiser.)
- That Thorin stare in an interpretation by steff-swims
- Chapter 20 of middleearthpixie’s Miss Fortune
- Gif-art by olya-dwarf – very Matrix
- A little dancing, courtesy of Dr Astrov and riepu10
- Linasofia made a moodboard for Thornton as a vampire
- OMG 😂 This. A little quip from What a Guy Wants by nfcomics
- Something that all Monty Python fans will enjoy 😉. Posted by the-ring-wasnt-even-pretty
- A little bit of puppy eye Ray, giffed by riepu10
- Fan art with age progression of Thorin – from boy to man. Made by hellsite-users-blog
- I haven’t read this fic (was part of Summer Splash) by sorisooya but I liked the header art for it, with the gif of Ray in the middle
It’s short, but then again it’s silly season and maybe lots of people are on holiday?
On that note: How about you, are you going on summer hols this year? My trip to Germany was my 2022 summer holidays. No plans for further trips, not least because Mr Guylty unfortunately is unable to go on any overnighters since he needs to be connected to his oxygen supply at all times. For shorter errands he can use portable oxygen bottles, but they only last him 3 hours max, so you can calculate yourself how many bottles we would have to carry with us in order to spend a weekend away…
While I am at it – we are still waiting to hear whether Mr Guylty will be offered to be on the transplant list. The process of evaluation started in January. According to the medical social worker, with whom we have had several meetings in the last few weeks, the whole team will get together soon and make a decision. Fingers crossed, please!
If Mr G makes it onto the list, a time of waiting will begin. And then a very challenging transplant journey that will require all of our strength. Unfortunately I have been told that once a transplant happens, I am not to communicate about it on social media at all. That is understandable, in terms of discretion for the donor family – Ireland is a very small place, and it would be easy to put 2 and 2 together and identify the recipient. While I understand and respect those privacy concerns, I also regret that I won’t be allowed to communicate about the journey. You all are part of my emotional and mental health support group. Sharing my thoughts, fears, difficulties, worries, hopes etc., asking for good wishes, thoughts and/or prayers and knowing that I have some people behind me, would certainly help me. Maybe I will come up with a way of sharing that is not public or restricted access only, and thus enable me to receive the support that I will undoubtedly need on that difficult journey. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. But that is an update on the current status.
A Note on Fundraiser Schedule
Sue made a valid point in the comments to the last post that I’d like to address here. She pointed out that it might be useful to have the fundraiser auctions end on the weekend, enabling bidders in different timezones to update their bids at the last moment. I’d like to take that on board and propose to move the start of the auctions back for a few days. If the auctions begin on a Thursday, then they will end three days later on a Sunday. Those bidders who work full-time would then also have a chance to follow the last moment of the auctions – time-zone permitting – and update their bids if needed. I am proposing a Thursday start, because I will be out of the house on Saturday 13th of August due to a family birthday. So, Thursday 11th of August until Sunday 14th of August would work for me. I hope that that will still allow eBay enough time to transfer the money to me in time for a donation deadline on 22nd August. I will communicate the dates of the fundraiser more clearly in a separate post, but just wanted to leave this here FYI.
And now have a nice weekend 😉