She also suffers from health problems and is often limited in how much she can do at any given time. Her heater is broken and more than half of her house is unusable, so she just uses a couple of down stairs rooms that she can keep semi heated with a space heater during the cold winter months. Linda has it rough, but that doesn't stop her from doing things like making twenty Christmas Shoeboxes for needy children - and she did it in her trademark thrifty way for pennies!
For a long time I've wanted to do something to help Linda, because I think she needs it. Because I think she deserves it. Because if one of my own family members was in her position I'd want someone to go help if they could.
And then I recently found out that Linda's water and sewer pipes broke and she has now been without water since the end of October!!
I know what it means to live without running water. I know the hassle factor of not being able to just turn on a faucet to cook, clean, do laundry...flush.the.toilet, take a shower, oh my, the simple joy of a hot shower when you don't have running water is compared to none.
Linda is close to my heart; Linda without any running water breaks my heart.
Please, go visit Linda's Blog and read a little bit (or a lot) about her and her life, and then, please consider clicking on either the paypal button on her sidebar, or visiting her Go Fund Me page and making a donation so that she can have the very basic of needs met - running water. Linda's best quote for repairing both the water line and the sewer line is $2,300.00 and she is also seeking some additional funds for a new hot water heater because the one she has is almost certainly broken from the water damage caused by the broken pipe. Linda has a ways to go before she will have the funds to get this much needed work done, so please seriously consider donating and remember that no amount is too small - it all ads up!
I personally thank you for any and all donations, and if you're on the fence about whether or not to donate may I suggest that you just turn off the main water to your house for 24 hours and take the massive unpleasantness of that experience as a sign to donate!!