Well, the cable company was even less patient than I’d hoped. They hit us this morning with a cut off.
Thankfully, courtesy of the donations we’d received, we were able to pay the minimum payment to keep it on for now. So…even though we were $75 short of paying the whole bill, we have internet for a while longer.
We didn’t get much response, compared to the number of listeners we have. I guess I would have been inspired by more response, even if the response came without a donation, but…that’s the way it is. We haven’t even gotten any response on the poll we posted on a previous post on this blog.
I really need a bit of encouragement. So does Greg.
In the middle of all of this, our little feist was failing fast after another stroke, and she passed away early Saturday morning. Granted, she was very good at annoying people, and not very nice to most of them, but we loved the little dog anyhow. The show Saturday evening was tough for Greg on the heels of digging his little buddy’s grave. She was a “daddy’s girl” dog, and they were especially close. Despite having other dogs, we are still depressed over losing her. Our dogs are like our four legged children, I guess.
But…with all of that aside, I’m done begging for donations. It was a very difficult thing for me to do anyhow, and I didn’t like it. Beggars also have a tendency to suddenly become invisible, and that’s the last thing I wanted. We’re going to have to consider alternatives to the donation method of funding, that’s obvious. We’re exploring those avenues now, and it will likely result in advertising, sponsors or pay-per-listen for the podcasts. Maybe something will come up, but I’m leaving that to the Universe. If we’re meant to stay on the air, we’ll find funding somewhere. If not, well…we won’t be.
It’s kind of like spitting into the wind, you never know what will happen for sure. You might get a face full, and then again…maybe you won’t.
In the meantime, the next month’s worth of shows are coming to you courtesy of Steven and Elaine, our benefactors. I’m very grateful that they donated.