September Fundraiser Stats ( We’re at 87 %) WOW!


I begin this post by thanking an anonymous donor ( not anonymous to us) for coming through for us once AGAIN with a $400.00 donation yesterday which brings our fundraising total to $2,610.00 in the course of 4.5 months.

Other stats. 4.5 months, $2,610.00 Raised to date ( this included gift cards ) , 180 + followers, 19 individual donors, 5 have come through for us more than once. And we are at 87 % of the original $3000.00 Goal!

Ideally, we would love to raise the balance of $390.00, sooner, as opposed to later …. YES it IS POSSIBLE! 🙂 So once again I must say YOUR DONATIONS are still NEEDED and VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

If you would like to donate via pay-pal, please click here.( you will be directed to our personal website where you will find a button for paypal. ) Click on it to donate any amount )

Besides the monetary aspects, so many more have liked, shared, wrote articles in our behalf, left encouraging comments, and as I had hoped, we’ve met MANY wonderful people on this journey of ours AND made some friends.

So bottom line is that we have GOTTEN so much more out of this than we could have ever imagined!

You guys ( and girls ) have been so INCREDIBLY awesome!

Thank you ALL! 🙂

Award Week at All But Homeless :)

In the past several months, I ( or this blog ) have been nominated for several awards from at least four different bloggers. Today I make mention of these awesome individuals because I am quite thankful for the gestures and feel honored. At the same time , I feel unworthy as I am the worst about carrying out the acceptance obligations associated with the nominations. My only excuse ( and I am not even sure it’s a good one ) is that I have been so wrapped up in this fundraising effort, and surviving day-to-day that I can’t much concentrate on anything else.

This coming week, I am going to put forth an extra special effort to get through at least some of these award obligations. As I truly want to officially accept.

In the meantime, I wish to make mention of these fine bloggers, with a heartfelt thanks and an apology ( for my lack of attentiveness to these honors ) to each.

AGAIN, thank you so VERY much. If, I’ve forgotten anyone. Please let me know. It wasn’t my intent. 🙂 I promise you.

What she said… (1st of several posts I plan to write today) Stay tuned!!!!


I would like to begin this day by thanking my friend and fellow blogger Mish . She wrote an article in my behalf yesterday. This is not the first article she’s written for me, probably like the third or fourth. She has been HUGELY supportive since the beginning! And I’ll even go as far to say that I didn’t understand why she was so eager to help us as she did. Not until I happened upon a comment she made on another’s blog concerning her own family member who is also struggling.

Anyway, Mish has this uncanny ability to get in my head, and express what I so often feel but don’t often express openly for various reasons. .

She HITS on several major points that I am often too frustrated to articulate with as much grace when I write some of my more angsty posts.

She has definitely outdone herself here and if you haven’t read the post I ask you to do so today .

All I can say Mish, is that you are more than welcome to climb up on your soapbox and speak in my behalf anytime! And if your soapbox ever wears out, you can borrow mine! 🙂

Thanks MISH ! Truly!




I woke quite early this morning. Somewhere around 3 am. A remix of worry, excitement over a few web projects I am working on and a desire to finish up some tweaking) and middleagedum. Yes I realize that is not really a word. 🙂 Add the fact, that computer time is catch-as-catch -can with my husband and I both home and sharing our one and only computer.

SO I stumbled out of bed and made coffee. The first thing I do is check my emails and I was astounded by the number of visitors to my site already. As soon as the fog lifted I went looking for the ‘culprit . And I was amazed AGAIN.

Thank you for reblogging my post Opinionated Man! 😀

I felt a special mention was in order, because his gesture was a perfect example of how even the simple act of sharing ( reblogging in this case ) can make a HUGE difference for someone as it has for me today. I can’t tell you what it means.

OM hosts Harsh Reality on Word Press. I have been following his blog since the beginning of the year. I like his blog because he is brutally honest in his posts. He speaks his mind on all kinds of topics and IS quite frankly a genius in his strategies as a blogger. Enough said!

He doesn’t need my plug here. Honestly. And I don’t wish to cause him any grief in doing so but his gesture made my page views skyrocket today to a BEST ever number and in doing so, opened up dialogue and so forth with other bloggers . For that alone, I am SOOOO VERY grateful!


Thank you again O. M. And thanks to many followers who followed his reblog ( reblogged themselves ) and liked ( and left thoughtful comments )

I will be visiting each of your blogs as well in the next day or two. Thank you for your patience as it will take a little while to work my way through my inbox. Smiles. AGAIN. WOW!

That being said, for those who would like to visit Opinionated Man at the Harsh Reality blog, by all means, please do so! All I ask is that you begin with this post which represent his thoughts on the reblogging issue!

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a GREAT day.

You ALL have been so amazing and I wish blessings on each and every one of you.


Simple Acts …


‘A simple act of kindness can go a long way’ ~ Unknown

Simply. Thank you. 🙂

**************UPDATE 8/21/2013 : I posted this yesterday to thank two contributors for their generosity . LAST night, I got the surprise of my life in the way of a reblog. Which made my stats skyrocket. I just wanted to thank those who have liked, shared, reblogged and left nice comments as a result. I will be getting back to each and every one of you in the next few days. Thank you for your patience as it will take a little while to get through my inbox. JUST so amazed! Thanks again!!!

The All But Homeless blog was created on April 17, 2013 as part of a personal fundraiser to help us recover from financial ruin. Donations are still needed and greatly appreciated.

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Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their kind support ( monetary and otherwise ) It is because of our plight, and the creation of this blog that I have ‘met’ some of the richest people on this planet. You guys ( and ladies ) are amazing. God Bless you all!

As far as our fundraising goals we are 13 dollars shy of being 2/3rd of the way to our initial goal. 🙂

Donations ( of any amount ) are STILL NEEDED and GREATLY appreciated!


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