I'm getting ready to create the auction community, but there's so many different ones out there with so many different formats and so many different things to check up on and stuff. At this point, I'm reading through help_japan, which is the most recent one that I know of, trying to figure out how to lay it out and set it up, but it's still a bit overwhelming. I do know we won't have to worry about donating to various places, and since I can see from my end who/when/what was donated, we don't I do know, at this point, that I'm gonna need some help. Push comes to shove, I'll ask my sister or my friend to work with me, but only my friend has used LJ, and that was years ago, so I'd have to show them as we went. If you have some spare time this week/Sunday night and you're willing to help, shoot me an email(afastmachine(at)outlook(dot)com) and we can talk more about details and stuff.
It's taking longer than we expected to get the gogetfunding site up; we have to jump through several paypal hoops to verify everything, but we're getting there, I hope. Next week is my last week of working full time; I start working part-time on the 20th so I'll have more time to help mum and work on this stuff before school starts. I'm not doing everything I had planned on this fall, to save money for her and because I don't know when/if I'm gonna have to drop everything because something happened and I need to rush away.
Out church has offered about five or six thousand dollars to help, which is incredible, considering how small our church is. And that's just the church itself; that's not even asking the people in the church for help. They may not be my favorite people, but one thing's for sure; they love my mum.
Also, I have to say thank you super-tastically to the people who already donated and let me know that it worked for them(it works on my end, too). I was planning on surprising mum with it on Friday evening when I got home from work, but she'd logged in that morning and when I came home for lunch she was in tears from seeing that someone actually donated money and cared that much about her and she realized that maybe, just maybe, we might could get the money we need, so, yeah, thank you. You know who you are.
I have faith. And right now, that's all I need.