Thursday, January 6, 2011

A quick update

Things are going spectacularly well. I have to figure out, in fact, how to lift the "monthly limits" in the stupid PayPal account I set up so it can just get to him. I'd be happy to share the total as of this morning, but I don't know if that's correct or the right thing to do. While I do want to be the most transparent blogathon administrator in history, I want to respect whatever's left of Roy's privacy.

I also tried calling him to tell him about this, since it's entirely possible he doesn't know about it, but he didn't answer. Being the optimist, I assume he's not dead, so I just left a message. Which I'm sure came out weird.

Thanks to everyone who donated and thanks to TBogg and Scott at World O' Crap for helping to get the word out and anyone else who posted on it. 

I'm still trying to figure out the "PO Box" dilemma, which may be resolved if and when Roy checks in. But it's been an amazing outpouring of generosity from the blog world. 

UPDATE to the Update: James Wolcott and Tintin at Sadly, No have also answered the call. 

MORE: The excellent Sir Charles at Cogitamus is also on board. (h/t litbrit)


  1. (ahem) and thanks for stepping up and doing this. I'm (probably one of many who are) guilty of saying "Poor Roy!" but not doing anything about it until prodded.

  2. Still hoping for a P.O. Box. Much more willing to trust you or Mr. Ed than P-Pal.

  3. Sir Charles over at Cogitamus has linked this, too.

  4. Typical liberals: Always expecting a handout from big gubmint.

  5. Are you kidding? Bill O'Lielly tells me that Jesus is against helping people because He wasn't "self-destructive".

    Well, BO is an asshole. And I just contributed.

    Thanks, Jay. And thanks also to Wolcott (who sent me here), TBogg, Tintin, Scott at WoC, Sir Charles, and anyone else who linked here that I have not mentioned. The world is a better place WITH Roy Edroso blogging about it.

  6. I am one of the huge number of people who thought, "Poor Roy!" But I didn't know what I could do for him. And then he posted about this.

    Thank you. Thank you for stepping up. Thank you for reminding me that I could do a small amount for it. I may be broke, but I'm thankfully not in position to lose home or hearth. Roy is. And he's been a part of my life for way too long to not remember him now, when he needs us. But I wouldn't have if you hadn't put this together. So thank you.