Wow. OK…so this has been the kind of week that makes one want to down a bottle of Dramamine in one sitting. Politics on both sides of the “big pond” continue to make the ground shake with change and speculation.
But, even more important than who leaked to whom, and who will take charge of what, is WHY CAN’T I GET EVERYTHING I WANT!!!!!!
EA has really pulled the window to a narrow split for many of us who were unable to log on every 4 hours for weeks. Turns out that sometimes life gets in the way…and when I made the calendar, I thought, “this look EAsy!” But…of course…they changed things in the middle of the update, because it seemed too easy for some. Bastids!
Now…I will likely be forced to make the decision whether I want to drop donuts on “Moe’s Cave” and caveman character (Another Moe???)…or if I am just going to go with my gut, and realize that creating a huge Cave/Springfield, which will be followed by an Egyptian Springfield makes no sense. I WANT the pirate stuff. I’ve always wanted to be a pirate in my heart of hearts. But, we’ll have to see how difficult they make it to get it all.
I also admit that “getting it all” makes me feel a bit greedy…when so many have so little (like the players who missed 2-3 years of free stuff!). And when I take a look at what’s REALLY IMPORTANT…
I realize that this place is already doing “Something that matters,” and perhaps it is possible to do both!
Which brings us to my REAL reason for writing this post. (sorry for the caps to all of you who are offended by them…it really does represent me YELLING…for emphasis…which I do sometimes when I am trying to be heard above the din of political blather).
We have done an AMAZING job with school supplies…and the water tank is working perfectly!!
However…when it gets dark at the Buyijja school in rural Uganda…it gets really, really, dark. With no electricity, darkness means danger, when surrounded by a jungle. And to make things more precarious, many kids, and a couple of the teachers often end up staying overnight at the school, rather than face the long trek to and from surrounding villages, where their homes are.
These charging units will provide not only solar lighting from the panels and storage units, but also provide enough power to charge cell phones, or satellite phones, or a padular device when someone like Emma is there for the night. Cell service is sketchy…but available. But, lights, when there are countless possible security risks and potential animal intrusions, are essential.
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION…
Join Alissa in the support of this important upgrade to the lives of those who REALLY have so little.