So I didn’t disappear after 5am EST without notice because I’m an irresponsible person, or because I’m a person who who fell asleep at her desk. Rather, I disappeared after 5am last night because I’m a person who uses Time Warner’s Road Runner internet service, which in the world’s cruelest irony went out in my area at 5:20. I was in the middle of writing a post about “Oh Yoko!”
My husband tells me that it came back at about 10am EST.
I don’t know what to say about that except that I really, really wish that Road Runner had an actual competitor in the area. It was extremely important to me to make it all the way through the Blogathon this year. I was going to make it all the way through the Blogathon this year. But. Well . . .
In any case, the total pledges for SAFER have come to a whopping $601.59, which is $100 over goal, and almost $150 more than what I raised last year. Of course, some of those pledges were hourly, so it’s up to those sponsors whether they end up donating the amount they would have if I’d been able to make it the full 24 hours, though obviously that would be very nice. (For the record, I was able to complete 20 hours.)
No matter what, I’m awed, thrilled, and humbled by the generosity. So thank you so much to the 26 of you who acted as sponsors. And thank you to all of those who kept me company in the comments and on Twitter while I was still here. That certainly helped a lot.