My beloved Volvo died in July of 2016 on the way home from physical therapy. I was hoping that my book sales would go crazy
, or my Patreon would take off in a big way
so I could just buy a new car. Unfortunately, those things haven't happened yet. But that hasn't stopped me from trying! Because I am crazy optimistic like that.
However, I still don't have a car. The option remains to fix my Volvo--it's got 180K miles on it and will need about $3000 worth of repairs (plus new tags and insurance, etc). I also have a line on a used car a friend is getting rid of...which may end up costing a little less...but at $3000 I am assured a car one way or another.
Facebook keeps asking me what charity I want to donate my birthday to, and I want to yell, "MY CAR!" So this is my answer. If you're the kind of person who would buy me a coffee for my birthday, I urge you to throw $5 in this Magical Car Fund.
As I hit each $1000 goal, I promise to do something fun, shiny, glittery and optimistic...you know, something quintessentially Princess Alethea. My life's goal has always been to put more good out into the world. This $$ will help me get the heck out there and do it!