Save a house, Save a home.


Today’s Music: The Beatles – Obladi Oblada
Days Til Spring: 24

We don’t actually know each other. We read each others stories, tell each other tales. Sometimes our posts look like we rolled our faces across the keyboard, sometimes our eloquence and wit are astounding.
Something I’ve seen in the time I’ve spent knocking around here is that you people have never failed to come through and help someone when they need it.

This post is a little off for me. What I’m going to ask actually has nothing to do with me. I don’t have the issue described. The problem isn’t mine.

Hell, I don’t even know the person, except by reputation. (I would, except I can be incredibly slow to get around to reading blogs I know I should.) But I was asked by Zoe, a blogger who I know and who I enjoy, whether she’s posting on her site or razzing me in comments elsewhere, to help spread the word about this.
So here goes…

Many of you know Merbear. She blogs about her daily life, her family, living with depression and living with fibromyalgia. Along the way, she’s met a lot of great people online. People that she’s helped through some dark times, and ones that have helped her too.
Now, her condition has gotten worse. It’s gotten to the point where she is at risk of losing her home.
That would suck.

There are a lot of good and worthy causes out there. There are a lot of people asking for money. But if there’s any way you can scrape loose a couple of bucks, Merbear could really use the help and support now.

Like I said, I don’t actually know any of you, outside of three or four I’ve been lucky to meet in real life. But because of my online relationships with most of you, I’d be happy to give you a hand, as I could, if you needed it – maybe some tech guidance or research on something, maybe an ear or a couple of dollars for whatever cause it is that’s important to you.

Since I don’t really like doing “preachy”, and you don’t owe me anything, check out Merbear’s site.
And if you’re inclined, you can donate to help save her house.

If you can, thanks so much!
And if you can’t, thanks so much for listening!

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111 responses to “Save a house, Save a home.

  1. You’re a good one, Guap.

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  2. But for sheer luck, that could be me. Good for you for helping!

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  3. Thanks, Guap… =) Proving once again that you are not afraid to step out of your comfort zone… you are a good virtual friend. =)

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  4. We love that you are “just this guy”!! Heading over to her site now…..

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  5. Thank you, my new friend. So very much, I honestly don’t even have the right words.

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  6. I also am living with depression (bipolar), fibromyalgia and some other stuff. Let me tell you, it ain’t exactly a walk in the park.

    Thanks for sharing, Guapo, I’ll see what I can do to help out.

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    • I can’t imagine what you have to do in your daily routines, FL.
      but even if people only read this then nip off to her (or your) site, it adds a bit more knowledge to the pool on what living with those things is like. And that’s good too.

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    • I don’t deal with fibromyalgia, but I do deal with nerve pain. And… I deal with bipolar. (Took about 25 years to get that mental health issue fully sorted…)

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  7. Thanks for your help, Guap! Without Mer, how would we know you can use Lysol as a douche? You did know that, right? πŸ˜€

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  8. You go, Guap. Preach it to help a friend, that’s the sign of a good human!

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    • Nah, no preaching for me. Just thought I’d put the word out for those that might be in a positon to help, financially or otherwise.

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      • Yea verily, the humble Guap did abstain to be called a preacher, but lo, the people did give heed to his spreading of Zoe’s word, and it was counted unto him for righteousness’ sake.

        And Jesus smiled*.

        (*A man of Latin American origin, whose name is pronounced “Hey-Soose”, who was looking on at the time.)

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  9. πŸ˜„ proud of ya.

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  10. Very cool, El Guapo.
    Just last night, I was explaining to my husband the richness of the online relationships that grow out of mutual respect, compassion and commonalities. He gets it and so I. Thanks for passing this along.

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  11. You’re a real stand up guy man.

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  12. Just another reason I’m proud to call you my online friend. I wish I could help financially myself but alas, I can only send my positive thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Thanks you so much for post this Guaps! After all the yuck that happened around the blogsphere lately it feels good to come back together as a blogging community.

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  14. This is a good cause.

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  15. You’re a good egg, Guap. On my way …

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  16. You really are awesome for doing this. And I think this is an example of how even though many of us have never met, we share personal stories and get to know each in a pretty personal way even though we many times have never been in the same room.

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  17. I did not think you would mind if I shared this with a couple thousand of my closest friends. I will see what I can do besides. Thank you, Guap, you big-hearted one.

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  18. Social media can cause a lot of grief, but it can also do a lot of good, so kudos to you for posting this. I hope things work out for her.

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  19. Thanks for doing this Guap!

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  20. Thanks for helping spread the word, Guap!

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  21. As a fellow fibromyialgia sufferer, I can sympathize with Merbear and am heading over to her site right now. πŸ™‚

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  22. You’re awesome. El Guapo es El Fabuloso y tambien…

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  23. Thank you for posting this alert that one of our own needs ‘our help.’ In today’s economy, we have too many living too near the edge and anyone can slip over that financial edge at any time. It’s been proven time and time again.

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  24. That pesky Zoe is everywhere today! Hahahahahaha!

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  25. You are a good guy, Guap. I really hope things work out for Merbear.

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  26. You have a huge heart, Guap. I’m heading over to her blog now πŸ˜‰

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  27. Thanks for pointing us toward a worthy cause, EG! I haven’t the least doubt you would help out any of us if asked, so I trust and respect you.

    I can’t do a stinkin’ thing about this right now, but I see the fundraiser is ongoing for a while yet. That’s good! When I get paid this Friday, the 28th, I will send a little something her way.

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  28. Good of you to post this EG. πŸ™‚

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  29. No one should lose their home.

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  30. I’m touched at the outpouring of support from this online community I’m so proud to be a part of. I’ve seen this post on Twindaddy’s site, Samara’s site, and now here. I’ve shared at all three to help spread the word for a blogger I never knew about before yesterday. I. love. The blogosphere.

    I empathize. I gave. I hope things get better for her.

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    • I’d heard of her before, but never read her stuff. Then an online friend asked me to do something to hep her out.

      It really is nice how so many strangers can come out to help someone. And you rock for coming out too!

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  31. You’re a good man Charlie Brown.
    I know Mer has been a good friend to Jennie — I am more than happy to help out.
    Thanks for mentioning this — I’m going to update today’s post and include a link to your post.

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    You are amazing, Guapo!

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  34. Oh my gosh! That’s terrible. Sometimes life can be so sucky! I’m going over there right now. (And Zoe is the best, isn’t she?)

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  35. Guap, you are not only handsome, but you are also kind. πŸ™‚

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  36. May I publish this on my twitter feed?

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  37. Guapocito, I just went to your friend’s site and took time to read a few articles. Her thoughts on depression are so on the mark. It was like looking in a mirror… and yet her experiences, all our experiences, are so diverse. So close, so far…

    I will go to the link and give what I can… Lex took a big pay cut this year to help the church keep going, but that doesn’t mean we cannot help out others, you know? You are a wonderful person to care so much about people in this way. And like everyone else says, you HAVE to be good looking. I cannot imagine you any other way, wink!! AmyLOOOOOOOOO

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    • Thanks so much, SLP! I’ve been lucky to not go through it to that degree, but how can you not feel someone elses pain going through it?

      There’s actually a pic of me on the next post looking quite…chill. πŸ˜‰

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  38. Who doesn’t love it when the power of the interwebs is harnessed for good? Thanks for doing this. One of my closest friends in college had a life-threatening struggle with depression, and one of my current favorite people in the world lives with bipolar disorder. One need not live it to appreciate how debilitating and awful depression is. Thanks for doing something positive.

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  39. This is so nice of you Guap and I sincerely hope that enough money is generated in order to save her home, I haven’t been over to read her blog yet but I will definitely take a look over this weekend. I am running behind on everything these days…

    You are a thoughtful and incredibly decent friend to have and one that truly offers support along with your human kindness, there aren’t many Knights left in this world Guap but you fit the description perfectly.

    Have a wicked weekend my great friend πŸ™‚

    Andro

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