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    Default Re: (RAOK) Random Act of Kindness - Toys for Members with Very Modest Collections

    Thanks everyone for looking into it (especially Jane-marie)! I'm worried about her too. Hopefully it's just coronavirus chaos and nothing serious. I probably have enough of a start to get off the thread but it would be nice to see this back up and running so that others can have a similar opportunity.

    There seems to have been some interest in donating items further up the thread, and I'd love to see some of the things rags donated in some lovely heads of hair!

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    Default Re: (RAOK) Random Act of Kindness - Toys for Members with Very Modest Collections

    Hi all,

    Sorry if I caused any worry. I am fine and so is my family although it's been a doozy of a year. My on-site landlord and friend died from COVID back at the beginning of April and I had been working remotely through June. My youngest daughter and I contracted the virus from him, but we made it through with some minimal symptoms for a couple of weeks. I did lose my sense of smell and taste. I can taste things now, but the smell is weird. Sometimes, I can't smell anything at all and sometimes, everything whether good or bad smells the same.

    Working remotely has been an adventure. Oddly enough working remotely is more work than being in the office. We hardly went out of the house for 3 months due to quarantine throughout the City. Then, we had to work on reopening our office, which took a LOT of planning. Now, I am just always busy trying to manage my team somewhat remotely and then going into the office a couple of times a week. The neighborhood has gotten worse and crime has spiked substantially. I try not to travel during lower peak times since you're more vulnerable when no one is around. However, all the back and forth eats up a lot of my time and now that you can't order out as easily, kids are at home all the time, and everything is being cooked from scratch, that also takes up a lot of time.

    I do have quite a few hairtoys left and am thinking of the best way to get them out to newbies, but I am not interested in adding more toys to the pile. I am hoping at some point, once the boxes I have are depleted, someone else can take over RAOK. Right now, I have limited time, but I can send out a few packages out per week. I don't think I can resume shipping out internationally at least not until things go back to a normal more akin to the way it was (where it's safe to be standing on long lines waiting to mail stuff out)....maybe once a functional vaccine is available to the mainstream.

    Anyways, I do appreciate your concern and will come up with a plan to move forward sometime soon. I also need to backtrack a bit to figure out where I left off although if memory serves, I did manage to get through the list minus 2 international shipments.
    Last edited by DweamGoiL; September 3rd, 2020 at 10:27 PM.
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    Default Re: (RAOK) Random Act of Kindness - Toys for Members with Very Modest Collections

    I am so happy to here that you are safe!

    I have tons of time. As right now I am staying at home to avoid covid... so no work and no school. It's been terribly boring and I cold use something to occupy my time.

    If you are interested in a relatively new person (I've been here over a year now) taking over I would love to give back. I live in a much more rural area and packages are picked up at my door. So it would be pretty free from danger.

    Feel free to message me if you want to.

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    I am super glad to see that you are safe too! I was trying to figure out how to extract your email address from some records I have but I'm not very tech savvy. Better this way anyway. Sorry that you had Covid and still have effects. Glad, just glad, you are safe.
    (We are) star stuff contemplating the stars...Carl Sagan
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    Time is the fire in which we burn...Delmore Schwartz


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    Default Re: (RAOK) Random Act of Kindness - Toys for Members with Very Modest Collections

    Thanks, lunasea and I'm very glad everyone is doing well on here also.
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    Default Re: (RAOK) Random Act of Kindness - Toys for Members with Very Modest Collections

    Oh, I'm just so glad you're safe, Dream-Goil! I'm sorry you dealt with Covid, and so sorry for the death of your friend.

    But I'm very glad you're ok! I know everyone understands that life is crazy right now (certainly I do). It sounds like you have a whole lot on your plate! Maybe soon we will get a good vaccine and things will calm back down. I don't blame you, I wouldn't put myself at risk at ALL to mail things at the moment.

    ~Proud member of the Renegray Gang~

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    Default Re: (RAOK) Random Act of Kindness - Toys for Members with Very Modest Collections

    Thanks for your understanding and support, rags
    DweamGoiL

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    Default Re: (RAOK) Random Act of Kindness - Toys for Members with Very Modest Collections

    Very sad to see this thread dead. I just wanted to bring some love and say thank you to everyone who has ever helped someone here.

    To the people who have helped me, I still use the things I have received daily or even weekly! I wanted everyone to know that even though this thread is dead, the amazing people involved are still helping people months later. Thank you all again!

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    Braid or bun everyday. 27 inches exactly from hairline to ends April 2019!

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