April 29, 2015 at 7:23 am (Uncategorized)
EMERGENCY! REAL-TIME HELP NEEDED.
I just got a call in New York from my brother, Daniel, at Katwood in Virginia. Their trailerhome MUST BE MOVED WITHIN 24 HOURS. The REAL owner of the property on which it (temporarily) sits – the DAD – told him it has to go. Dan put the trailer hitch on his truck, but has no skill in operating such a load, especially with ONE EYE. Also, he is terrified to move the trailer onto his land as he still has no electricity and no water.
Additionally, he is hesitant to attend tomorrow’s eye appointment because he has no clean clothes, and has not had a decent shower since the fire. Well, I blew. I cried. I begged. I demanded… and finally, I do believe he will make the appointment… but I need some REAL HELP here. He called our friend Greg, but Greg said he had no truck available. Anyone? Someone? I NEED SUGGESTIONS/ASSISTANCE PLEASE.
By my understanding, it is a 28-foot Mallard, and I cannot find my photo of the outside. Here is a pic on the inside.
I am going to work, so please e-mail me at email@example.com
April 15, 2015 at 7:14 pm (Uncategorized)
Since the fire…
Sister Beth Feagan spoke with our brother Daniel of Katwood for a while today – April 15, 2015 – and he is awfully lonely. I asked for permission to copy/paste her post here, and it was granted. The photos included are also her work, and I am planning on purchasing some prints, so as to make a donation to the Katwood Rebuilding efforts. Here is the Go Fund Me link:
Daniel hasn’t had the energy to go to town and use the wi-fi at the library, so the only way to be in touch with folks is when they call or send snail-mail. She asked Daniel if it’s okay to post his trac-phone number and mailing address and he said sure. Here you go:
address: 7758 Trottinridge Road, Skipwith, VA 23968
He welcomes all calls, letters, cards, cash, gifts, anything to let him know people love and haven’t forgotten him. We started compiling a wish list of things he would love to have, and we will add to the list as conversations continue. Here is the list as it stands:
–cloaks (a good wool cloak is so nice and he misses his)
–Minnetonka boot moccasins size 12 (front-laced-hard-sole)
–blankets and pillows
–wood working tools
–pens & pencils
–hand held dremel and other woodworking tools
–deep-cycle batteries (for solar panel electricity)
–dog food and treats (he has 6 dogs as his only companions)
–CD or other type of music player, with CDs
It might be good if we comment on the Katwood Rebuild FB Group (ask to be added, please, if you are not a member) at this link:
to let each other know when someone sends something from the wish list, so things are not repeated. The main thing is to keep sending tangible signs of our love and commitment to help.
Oh yes — Daniel would love some books in large print. He was “squinting at” a book when Beth called today (he’s 85% blind in one eye due to Macular Degeneration, and fully deaf in one ear) and he told me he misses being able to read with ease. I am going to look into those large magnifying-page thingies!
May Katwood rise and bloom again!