Okay ladies, I'm on a mission! I probably should have waited yesterday before I wrote that post! I was stressed, upset and mad.....stressed that I needed $2100, upset because I'm not rich, and mad because of his real dad!!!
I always try to teach my kids to do the right thing and I push them to do the best that they can do. I always tell them that there IS NOTHING THAT THEY CANNOT DO, IF THEY TRY HARD ENOUGH! But yes, I know even sometimes that statement has it's limits!
I started PRAYING about it! I asked the Lord that if it was meant for Andrew to go on this trip, to give me the strength and the know how to raise this money! I know that it is not just going to drop in my lap! So.......
I called the school and talked to the teacher that was over this. She said that they would plan some bake sales, car washes and other things to help raise money! I told her to just let me know and I would do whatever I could to help! Of course, this money will be divided between all the kids that are going, but every dime helps!!! So I felt better after that phone call!
When Andrew got home yesterday, he called my brother first and John said that he had a trailer load of cinder blocks that he had to pick up in a few weeks. He told Andrew he would pay him to help unload them and help him lay block! He is building a garage!!! So those blocks are heavy, but a little hard work never hurt anyone! John, told him that he would pay him $10 per hour!! Tonight he plans on making a few more phone calls!
I never asked my mom, but I guess deep down I knew that she would help with what she could. She called and told Andrew last night that she would throw in $500!!!!! I thought the boy would cry!
So here is my plan!!!! I set up another blog to have an ONLINE YARD SALE!!!! Right now, I have some fabrics and quilt books on there, but I will probably add some quilts too. I just have to get some out and photograph them!
I do not have a bank account or credit cards!!! Which for me is a good thing! :) But I will be accepting cash, checks and money orders! All proceeds will go to Andrew's trip! I do plan on keeping a running total on my sidebar as to where he is at on the money!
I will do my best to ship in a timely manner!
Please pass the link on to others! Every quilter loves her fabric and book stash, but right now Andrew's trip is more important to me! I also plan on doing machine quilting for others at a VERY REASONABLE PRICE!!!
I will also add the link to my sidebar!!! It is called "kristiesyardsale.blogspot.com PASS IT ON!
Last but not least, I want to Thank You all for your prayers, kind words, and suggestions!!! It really means a lot to me!