Thursday, February 26, 2009

My one-time plug for funds

Well, I'm not doing this solely for the fun of it. I'm also doing this wonderful ride to raise funds for Alzheimer's research. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has a great partnership deal with the Alzheimer's Association under which 100% of funds donated through NARFE are used for research. So, think of my father and all the others you may have known or heard of who suffered from this horrible afflication, put pen to check, and send a donation payable to NARFE Alzheimer's Research. Mail it to NARFE Alzheimer's Research c/o Robert Tucker, 279 Sunnyside Lane, Williamstown, VT 05679. Doesn't matter how much or how little, just send something.

So, AAAAUGH. Only a week to go!!!! Everytime I cross off something on my "to do before I leave" list I add two more. Enough!! Made sure the camera works with the mini-computer. Have my bag of cords and chargers, MP3 player, camera, computer, cell phone. My carry-on bag resembles a Radio Shack store! Found the map clip and odometer I couldn't find for the longest time. Thanks for the help finding them, Dad! Needed a little divine assistance to find them. The Goldings drop spindle goes in the carry-on bag along with 4 oz. of spinning fiber, and a knitting project (sister-in-law Connie's shawl). Think TSA is going to think I'm wacky (no comments Kak).

I think I have the best group of crazies following this blog! Hope I can keep you entertained!


Thom Kelley said...

HMMMMM... crazies? I don't think that's any way to talk about your older sister! I've sent the plug for funds out to everyone I know. You may also see people following your blog that you don't recognize - not to worry. They're friends who support you and what you're doing. I LOVE you for what you're doing and dad is smiling on you with pride. Don't worry about all the "stuff" to get done before your ride, it'll happen. Don't let it ruin your pre-ride excitement.
Lots of aloha, the Candleglo clan.

wahoo1052 said...

Even with all of that maddening pre-ride preparation stuff you're experiencing, I still am envious as can be & will follow your antics (adventure) the whole way! Keep us in mind as you visit places of historical value. Nah, I wouldn't keep us in mind either if I was pedaling an exhausting 40 miles per day through the desert!

Mel said...

Hello! I'm excited to be able to follow your journey. I'm one of those friends (yes crazy) who support you and the check is going in the mail tomorrow! Everyone is somehow touched by this horrendous disease. My mother-in-law and father-in-law both had it. Thanks for doing this for our loved ones too. Good luck and Godspeed! I can't wait to read your adventures!