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Remember I said that I emailed the corporate treasurer of the SCA about my perigrinating grant check?  Talk about instant gratification - I had a reply at 8:15 last night.  And she's in Tennessee, so you can't count time zone set back.

In short, they got the check out of the clear blue sky with no accompanying paperwork indicating WHY they were getting a check - as I suspected.  They will be mailing a check to us, we should have it in one to two weeks, and she apologized that we couldn't have had it sooner.  That's sweet, as there is certainly nothing that they could have done to speed this process.

She also commented that she is going to be working on a letter and a form for people who have company matching or grants, so that we have a mechanism to alert Milpitas that a check is coming/has been sent and where it needs to be directed - apparently they get a number of these, and I got the impression that people don't usually follow up about them.

That one email resolved a number of things - the barony's current cash flow concerns (I'd wanted to give another one to Fennbrycg to buy more kitchen stuff, but this will cover the losses from Acorns & Pearls and from the EKU - this year that is more important;) the location of the check; and how I'm going to deal with this next year.  Assuming the company is still in an economic position to offer these grants, I'll go to the website and look for a form for Milpitas.  Failing that, I'll alert the treasurer.

It is so nice to deal with people who are professional.  Ironic that the most professional person in this whole kerfluffle was the unpaid volunteer.




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Sep. 30th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
That's great. I'm glad your hard-earned bonus didn't wind up as a donation to corporate. :)

Now I'm going to sleep. For a very long time, ugh.

Oh, PS: About saving baby clothes. One way to save a lot of stuff but not keep a big burden around is to turn cute baby clothes into a quilt. Just an option for those who know it's not practical to keep a lot of stuff yet can't quite let go...
Sep. 30th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't have minded TOO much if it had gone to corporate, but it was definitely Not What I Had in Mind. :-)

My solution to the cute baby clothes dilemma is to take lots of pictures. However I am thinking about the quilt option to solve my Pennsic T-shirts quandry.

I think it's time for another Salvation Army run. More clutter needs to begone!

Enjoy your nap! Has your weather improved at all?
Sep. 30th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Turns out I'm in too much pain to sleep. Maybe the hot tub is a better idea. (As long as I don't fall sleep in THERE, of course.)

It's still dim and raining off and on but the day would be salvageable if it weren't so very windy (which means I can't bike).

If I'd thought of quilts when I was younger, I probably would have clipped a few squares out of things as I went along. They're easy (if they're just patch quilts) and useful. Quilts tend too far to the 'country' side of things to be to my best taste but such a thing would be nice as a keepsake to get out and use occasionally. But I'm still not unhappy that I just threw everything out, instead. Better to be clutter free for years without even thinking of possessions of the past than to be weighted down by it on the off chance that one day you think 'oh, I could have done this!' and sort of wish you'd kept a bunch of things.

Must be a harder decision for those with sentimentality, though.
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
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About quilts... check out these quilts I flagged recently... totally not "countryish"... I'm particularly keen on the second one with the hands.


museum exhibit site is here if you're intrigued. http://www.tfaoi.com/newsmu/nmus27k.htm
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