here is how this went....
at 7pm, the grand total brought in to save my hair was announced...
then they said...BUT...
sigh..i hate that freaking word..."buts" make my heart drop.
apparently...kathy k's husband had written a cheque for $2500 if i would shave my head.
so...they gave me a choice...$2100 to saints to save my hair....$4600 if i will shave.
we will owe $17,000 by the end of this month for vet bills (i am adding in 1 senior cat spay, 3 felv tests, 2 senior dog dentals, one senior dog spay and two senior dogs and one senior cat tumour removals with tissue pathology sent off to the lab, coming up in the next week or so.)
damn it anyways.
i can hear nice folks in the pub yelling "don't do it...say no!"
i said yes...
like i can come home and tell the animals i turned away 2500 bucks because i am attached to my freaking grey, old lady hair?
i make them get shaved all the time and they don't get any money for it either.
i couldn't help it...as jenn came at me with the scissors...a couple of tears squeezed out the side of my eyes. i was trying to be a good sport but jeezuz i was about to have a bald head with a big dip in the center because i hit it so many times on a low hanging cupboard.
one of my clients had gotten me a little beige 2010 olympics knit cap so it was in my hand ready to hide my misshapen head as soon as my hair was gone.
oh wait jenn said......just joking...we really made $7600 and dave gave the $2500 cheque to actually save your hair.
give me a freaking heart attack why dontcha? but i do still have my hair.
which brings me to my final thought....
again i am humbled by the kindness and generosity that enfolds myself and the animals of saints in the arms of others....it was a very special night tonight, it proves that little felix had it right. blind faith in the goodness of others is a very good thing to have.
thank you everyone....all of those $5 and $10 donations added up to more than 5 grand! and thank you dave for that extra one, it made the night a perfect blend of drama and happily ever after (after the mini heart attack!)
love you felix, i think we will all rest well tonight.
(oh and sheila will give me a final tally, adding in ticket sales (sold out) our portions of the 50/50 draws, and the silent auction money..but she thinks we made about $10,000 all together with everything...amazing work you guys..it was a little stressful but it was a great pub night!)