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Can I Borrow A Grisly Bear

Can I Borrow A Grisly Bear

Yall, if she wasn’t already, the following conversation will push my wife clearly into the “My Husband’s a whacko” territory.

The scene. 01:45, I’ve been asleep for about 90 minutes and am woken up by Treva moving around in bed. In my half-woken sleep, it finally hits me. The reason web accessibility presentations don’t grab people’s attention…

No Grisly Bears.

Me: Hey, do you know where I can borrow a grisly bear? Treva: What? Me: A grisly bear. I need it for web accessibility presentations. Treva (perplexed): Why? Me: Why not? it’s perfect.

I think at this point I mumbled something about feeding clueless developers to it and promptly fell back asleep.

So, who’s going to help me out here?

Update

Update

Thank you so much to everyone who chipped in to help our family member out with her medical expenses. We have gathered enough to help eliminate a couple of months worth of payments (they managed to come to a reasonable payment plan with the facility). We are all greatful for your support!

Thanks again!

Helping Family

Helping Family

Normally the posts here are about humorous incidents or contain long
rants, but today I’m coming to you with a serious issue. Late last year
our sister-in-law was diagnosed with Anerexia and Bolemia. She has been at an in-patient facility for treatment for the past three and a half months. Her insurance company has paid for 90 of her required 120 days of treatment, but is resisting the payment of the last 30 days. The facility is fortunately working with her family to help with payment options, but they are looking at several thousands of dollars in
remaining medicalbills. Our family has done what we are able to do to
help, but there are still remaining expenses, so we are humbly asking
for your assistance. We ask first for your prayers for the situation. Prayers for healing and strength for both her and her family. While her time in the program has brought healing, she will face challenges once she comes home and will need to rely on God’s strength. Please also pray that the remaining expenses are covered and that our brother and
sister’s financial needs will be met. Next, we’re asking for financial
contributions. It took a lot for our brother to come to us and ask for
help, and we want to do what we can to support our family. While we
realize that none of our fabulous readers are independently wealthy, if
any of you would be willing to donate the cost of a cup of coffee or a
meal out, it would really make a difference. If you would like to
donate, please click the paypal button at the bottom of this post. We
would also appreciate it if you would spread the word. Thanks for your
prayers and support. We are greatful to you all.

(If anyone would prefer to help out and not use PayPal, please contact me at anthony[at]olivero[dot]us. You’ll have to insert the appropriate punctuation marks)