Ok, my grammar might not be correct this morning but……I am working on a few hours sleep right now. I have been feverishly working on The WOTC’s new store. It is almost ready, hopefully if I can hold out another 24 hours, it will open this weekend. I have been working like a dog on it to help the sisters, Mildred and Margaret meet the rest of their power bill. If stupid me, had just stopped for a moment and checked our PayPal account, I would have found out that I could slow down on the store. I checked it this morning and I almost fell out of my chair, seriously. At first, I thought my eyes were seeing things because of lack of sleep. Then I rubbed my eyes, refreshed the page and I wasn’t seeing things. There was enough money in the account to finish paying the ladies’ power bill through March.
I don’t have words to describe what I felt, honestly. I fell back in my chair and just starting crying tears of joy. I couldn’t believe it. I can never say enough about all of you, never. You are the most amazing bunch of individuals I know. Since I found out about these two sweet ladies being in such a pickle, I have been scared to death that the power company would come out and disconnect them. That panic left me when I opened up that account and saw what y’all had done. You are a blessing to these dear ladies and myself. You have gave them much more than you will ever know. I called them this morning and talked to Margaret. I told her I was calling the power company immediately and paying their full bill. She broke down and just started crying. I hated to hear her cry so I started crying with her. She wanted to know how I was able to pay their entire bill. I told her, it wasn’t me, it was the wonderful brothers & sisters of The WOTC that had made this possible. I told her I had told all of you their circumstances and what a pain in the ass the power company was being and the rest just happened. She sort of got upset with me because I told you their current situation but I told her I didn’t really care. Anyone with any common decency about them is not going to stand by and watch a power company bully two Elders in our community. It was wrong and the members of the WOTC felt the same way I did, it wasn’t right at all. I asked her since their power bill is now paid in full, if she had an enough money to buy them groceries and survive for a bit. She assured me they did. She made the comment that they would try to pay the money back. I told her that she wouldn’t. It was gift from all of us to them. I told her, “don’t you understand by now, people love you, I love you, I consider you part of the family I never had. There is no way we were going to stand by and watch them cut your power off.” When I hung up with her, she started crying again. I told her to stop that or else I would start crying and the people around here would see I had a heart after all, lol! I also told her to send the guys home now that they were no longer needed.
I have to tell you this real quick and hopefully I will hush after this. You have to remember I am from the hills now, please keep that in mind as I am telling you this. I grew up around a man in the mountains that was a total *sshole. No two ways about it, he was. I watched him pull one dirty trick right after the other. I got to think about what he once told me. His entire backyard was fenced in with “No Trespassing” signs all over the fence. He told me the power company had to ask permission to come into his yard to read the meter. So I got this brilliant idea. I had the guys go gather up all the chicken wire they could find. We had plenty after we took down the animal enclosures. Then I told another one to go to the Dollar Store and get about 4 “No Trespassing” signs. By this time they thought I had lost my mind. After we had the fence and signs, we went out to the sisters’ property. We found their electrical meter and proceeded to put up a fence around it. I would say the fence is about 50 foot wide and about 15 to 20 feet long. Then we put up the “No Trespassing” signs. I know it sounds crazy but hey you’re desperate, you’re desperate. I had several of the men stay out there off and on. They rotated shifts in case the power company did show up. Apparently no one showed up or else they seen the fence and the signs and turned around and left. It always worked for the man in the mountains, so why wouldn’t it work here. I also told the sisters this morning I would have the guys come out and take the fence down now. Their reply was, “No, you won’t. We like it.” They like it because they asked if we had enough fence left to run it to the back door. They want it to the back door so they can let their little dog out to run and get some exercise. I told them as soon as the weather cleared up, I would send the guys back out there and fix the fence permanently and run it to their back steps. I know after that stunt you probably think I am crazy. I am beginning to think so myself at times.
All I know after a very long three days, my heart is finally singing. I can never given you enough “Thank You’s,” never. You have saved two Elders from freezing to death and keeping their heat on., for that may the Goddess bless you in this lifetime and the next. You continuously surprise me and for those wonderful surprises, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. To help these two sisters in their time of need, shows you are all a very compassionate and caring bunch of witches. They needed your help and you stepped up and answered their call. I thank you for that so much. I can never ever begin to thank you for all the things you have done for The WOTC, myself and now these two lovely sisters. I don’t have the words to even to begin to convey what’s in my heart right now. I am hoping you know my heart by now and you know the love I feel for each and everyone of you. It is funny, well at least to me anyway, how such a bond of friendship and family could be formed over a computer. That still amazes me to this day. Maybe it is because we are all witches and feel each others’ spirit and presence. Perhaps, when it is all said and done, we are all kindred spirits. I know we are already family. I have adopted you as my family, whether you like it or not, lol! I just feel a kinship with you. I tell you things I wouldn’t dare tell others. I feel like all of you know me better than any person in this world could ever know me. I call you brothers, sisters and family. The family I never had growing up. Well I had a family up until my mother passed when I was 11 years old, after that, it all went to hell. Over the past few years, I have once again found my family and that is you. We might not be blood but we are family. I thank you for giving me a family again. I thought when my mother passed I would never have that feeling again. You have rekindled that feeling in me once again. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for any of you. Please believe me when I say I love you and I thank you so very much for being my family. You are the best of the best and I couldn’t ask for a better family and I am proud to call you just that, family.
Thank you so very much for making two little ladies very happy this morning and also easing my mind and troubled heart.
I love you,
Lady of the Abyss
Almost forgot in the emotions of the morning, just as soon as the store is finished, our other website is coming up. Remember “The Pagans In Action” organization that we formed. Well it is going to have its own official home. I read the comments this morning and we have picked up another individual that is willing to help us on this new site. The “Pagans In Action” website is not only going to be involved in Political events, it is going to be involved in humanitarian issues, veterans’ issues, issues concerning the Elderly, animal rights and anything that needs addressing. I know one right off the top of my head I am going to hit and hit hard is the Co-Ops in this country. Can’t imagine why, hmm! We have people waiting for this site to open. We want you to be involved also. If you see a local issue or matter of concern in your own community, let us know. We will address it. Anything that effects the planet, the well-being and rights of individuals, animal welfare, anything, let us know and we will take them on, When I say take them on, I mean writing letters, making phone calls and not stopping to the issue is resolved. Remember I am a dog after that bone. We won’t stop till we see actually results from our efforts. I guarantee you that. So hang with me, a few more sleepless nights and it will be up and running.