Jim Alfredson

New DONATE button

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I see the 2016 fundraising goal has been met and congrats on that. I'm glad folks here put their money where their mouth is! Me included.

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Jim,

Funds forwarded through Japanese postal system on 3/17. Received?

Unfortunately Japan does not allow sending funds to non-business accounts via PayPal - which means heavy fees. :(

Q.

 

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On 1.4.2017 at 5:26 PM, Quasimado said:

Jim,

Funds forwarded through Japanese postal system on 3/17. Received?

Unfortunately Japan does not allow sending funds to non-business accounts via PayPal - which means heavy fees. :(

Q.

 

What is the status if the fundraising for 2017 .... is it still USD 830 (only) .... ?

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4 hours ago, soulpope said:

What is the status if the fundraising for 2017 .... is it still USD 830 (only) .... ?

Yes. I've gotten some via postal mail, but maybe a few hundred dollars worth.

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2 hours ago, Jim Alfredson said:

Yes. I've gotten some via postal mail, but maybe a few hundred dollars worth.

Means there will be something like a pre-Xmas collection ;) ....

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C'mon folks, give some - we're way behind last year's achievements.

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2 hours ago, mikeweil said:

C'mon folks, give some - we're way behind last year's achievements.

Nothing in (online) life is free :D ....

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I mailed a check to Jim in early 2017 in the U.S. Mail. It is not reflected in the total shown on the board, and I am not listed as a donor for 2017. So it is at least possible that the amount received is greater than what is shown on this board.

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Thanks for the reminder.  I've donated again.

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Its DONATION time guys :w ....

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To cancel the donate buttons of 2016 may help 31353946zl.png!

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2 hours ago, optatio said:

To cancel the donate buttons of 2016 may help 31353946zl.png!

Yes .... it is definitely 2017 - but only for a couple of days :w ....

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4 hours ago, optatio said:

To cancel the donate buttons of 2016 may help 31353946zl.png!

I don't know what you mean.

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2 hours ago, Jim Alfredson said:

I don't know what you mean.

I believe "optatio" suggested to remove the individual 2016 donations from the rundown to remind some of the 2016 donors that a new contributions would be needed/appreciated to cover the cost of keeping the forum alive in 2017 .... just my 5 cent worth though ....

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4 hours ago, Jim Alfredson said:

I don't know what you mean.

 

4 hours ago, soulpope said:

I believe "optatio" suggested to remove the individual 2016 donations from the rundown to remind some of the 2016 donors that a new contributions would be needed/appreciated to cover the cost of keeping the forum alive in 2017 .... just my 5 cent worth though ....

D´accord, soulpope!

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Jim just said he paid $224 out of pocket for May. Let's get it together folks!

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I just made a donation. 

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Agreed.  I was thinking of placing an order with CDJapan, but put that money to better use here.  (Besides, I already own the Dodo Greene!)

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Thank you everyone. It was a stressful last two weeks.

Long story short, my dear departed father had a serious hang-up when it came to doctors and dentists and as such I never went to the dentist until I was 28 years old. I had a root canal done, which wasn't so bad considering I'd never been in my life. My teeth were pretty good. But then the dentist decided he wouldn't take our insurance anymore and never put a crown on it. Then we lost our insurance before I found another dentist. That was over 12 years ago. The tooth now needs to come out; it's half gone anyway. Pieces have been breaking off for years. It's going to be $600 to pull it. On Wednesday they treated me for gum disease, which thankfully isn't too advanced but that was $1800 out of pocket. We have insurance now through Medicaid but it covers the very bare minimum and my teeth need more than the basics. Once the tooth is pulled I have to decide whether to live with a big hole in my smile or get an implant. The implant will be between $3k and $4k depending on the work they need to do. YAY!

So yeah... I've been stressing about the board funds. You guys took a weight off my shoulders. Thank you.

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Horrible story!  I've made another donation.

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I'm in the midst of the self same dental treatment so I feel your pain.

I am also very very grateful for our National Health Service looking at your costs

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10 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

I am also very very grateful for our National Health Service looking at your costs

Apart from implants, which are not covered by NHS and would be private.

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30 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

Apart from implants, which are not covered by NHS and would be private.

Indeed. I'm going for the gappy smile option...too old to care now

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My wife Ann recently had an old root canal break, had the roots removed, a bone graft and a pin installed for $4000. In 90 days she gets a crown for another couple grand. Sigh.

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