Sunday, October 28, 2018

Making A Dream Come True

There has been a lot of progress in helping my sister Phoebe return to her home town of Santa Cruz, California.  She is no longer stuck way up on the rural coast of northern California and the rv trailer is now in storage up north. 
Thank-you to everyone who has contributed to the GoFundMe campaign so far!

Part of what we need to accomplish is bringing the rv and all of her personal belongings down from up north.  She drove down with pretty much nothing and when she arrived last week after driving all the way from Ukiah, the check engine light in her Jeep had come on.
We know that the Jeep needs new brake pads, a tune-up, and the four wheel drive checked.  But now we also need to have what ever is causing the check engine light to come on.  And we are scheduled to bring the Jeep in for repairs to a very experienced and trustworthy mechanic Tuesday morning.

The needed repairs are probably going to be one of the biggest expenditures of bringing Phoebe back home.  She has already begun searching for a job, but she is also going to need funds for a security deposit and first months rent somewhere.  Hopefully within Santa Cruz County if not in Santa Cruz itself.
If you live anywhere near the San Francisco Bay Area or the Monterey Bay Area, then you know that $5,000 is pretty much the bare minimum to get her Jeep repaired, put cash down on a place to live, rent a truck strong enough to bring her rv and possessions down from Ukiah, and living expenses while we attempt to accomplish all of this.

Please help us make her dream come true!
Facebook will not allow me to boost a post that comes from GoFundMe, but they will allow me to pay to boost a post from my blog for Pedricks Corner.
You can find a link to the GoFundMe campaign at the top of the right hand side of this blog.
Please click on the link.
Please share like, share, and leave a comment.  Especially if you know Phoebe.
Because liking and sharing posts is how they go "viral" and reach thousands of people.

Phoebe is a talented photographer and I would love to help her continue her art.  As I post updates to the campaign, I've been adding as many of her photos as I can.  We are limited to three per update.  You can see them all by clicking on the little camera icon in the lower right hand corner of the main photo for the campaign.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Real Hibiscus Tea - Hibiscus sabdariffa

Most people enjoy hibiscus tea.  Some even know the dried flowers are delicious eaten like dried fruit.  But few realize that the flower used for this is actually "Jamaican Sorrel" or Hibiscus sabdariffa.  I have been wanting to grow it for years.  And this guy is from some seed I bought.  He was the only one that came up, but I have high hopes for him! 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Help Bring My Sister Home

I started a GoFundMe campaign for my sister Phoebe.  She was born and raised in Santa Cruz and would really like to come back home, but she is stuck in northern California where there are no jobs and few places to live.  The area is so rural she can't even make the money needed to move anywhere, let alone back to Santa Cruz.  She has an rv that needs to be towed and stored.  She has a vehicle that needs repairs.  And she has a job offer.
Now we just need to get her here!

Facebook will not let me pay to boost a post that is linked to GoFundMe.
But they will let me boost a post from my blog.

And I have posted a link to the GoFundMe campaign here on the blog.

So I need you to go to my page for PedricksCorner and look for the post about Phoebe and the GoFundMe post. 
Even if you can't donate, you can like and SHARE the post!
Your friends cannot see that you like the post unless you share it.
Please, this is how posts go "viral", it is from people taking a second to share the posts they see.

If you donate, you will see updates to how the campaign is going and I will be certain to post about our success if we are able to get this done.

Here is a photo of Phoebe when she was on the women's swim team at Cabrillo College in 1993.