The Save the Children paddle will add $325 to the LJ fundraiser. The buyer bid just 202.50 on eBay but he and I had talked previously and he agreed to not only meet a $300 dollor reserve which somehow got left off eBay but also to include the shipping charge that he would have paid since I’ll be delivering it personally (he’s local strangely enough). He lives north of Boston so it won’t be frequent but it we hope to hook up for a standup session together as well when I deliver the paddle. We’re also talking about a charity fundraiser paddle across Cape Cod Bay for next summer.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate Martin. This one pushed me to try out wood burning which I really enjoyed and found what seems to be a new skill to hone. Now I’m thinking of starting a small side business since a number of people have been requesting paddles from all the publicity. It also may create a new friendship which would be the most valuable benefit.
I still have to shake my head in amazement when I consider the things that LJ has brought into my life. It’s an honor to be part of this community.
-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org