The aunt and I are doing as best as we can, gloom and doom of yet another pandemic Christmas in the offing, this morning. Neither she nor I are feeling particularly festive at this special time of year, but we are trying to be grateful and count our blessings, and the vast majority of our gratefulness comes from the fact that so many of you have stepped up to help us pay off AA’s tax bill so that we can keep living in the blog cave.
The bill is only partially paid, though the majority thereof has been submitted, and I still need to raise funds for a new phone–as well as a broken headlight and broken tail light on the Pacifica–so we’re going to keep fundraising for at least a couple more weeks.
I’d love to not do this at all to you, especially during a year when I know that we’re all feeling our budgetary squeezes, but this is the NPR of hockey blogs, and so you’re going to get some requests to keep TMR up and running on a fairly regular basis. I may not like doing this, but it’s a necessary part of the job.
All of that being said, the aunt and I are incredibly grateful for your help, and it might be the thing that gets us through a tough Christmas of not seeing the family and dealing with the second year and third Christmas without mom. I’m not sure if we’re going to have a “Wonderful Christmastime,” but we’re trying.
If you’re willing to lend a hand, you can use PayPal at https://paypal.me/TheMalikReport, Venmo at https://venmo.com/george-malik-2, Giftly by using my email, firstname.lastname@example.org, at https://www.giftly.com. And you can contact me via email if you want to send me a paper check.