It took me several ‘live chats’ and calls to Comcast to get Stacy DeJoseph off their blocked sender’s list so I can receive her emails; Bev Clark was blocked from emailing to me as well. It’s nothing we did, it’s just that sometimes Comcast and Yahoo servers have problems communicating.LOL
I am really concerned that donors and anyone wishing to bid at the auction won’t be able to reach me, so I’ve reactivated an old alternate email address and can pick up messages at Yahoo now.
If you are a Yahoo’er, it might be a good idea to send me a test email now. If you find you’re blocked (not everyone on Yahoo is blocked) you can ask someone to send me a note, or post a note for me on the list * and I will send the alternate address to you. (* sorry to the listowners for conducting this business here, but it will ultimately benefit the dogs so I hope you’ll look the other way <grin> )
One of many things I enjoy about the auction is opening emails from donors and taking that first peek at what they’ve decided to donate. It’s like getting a little ‘gift’ each time.LOL We usually have about 100+ items each year and I’ve just posted the 4th page of the website with the 60th donation. The auction is just about two weeks away, so if you’re trying to decide what to do, please know that we can always use more donations and that the auction kickoff is drawing near!
A lot of people take a sneek peek at the entire auction site, but once it begins they only look at the page(s) that have items they are bidding on. Although I do often add items while the auction is in progress, they may be missed by the bidders who just check out their favorite page, or they don’t bring in as much money as they might have because they weren’t posted on the site for the full week - - so the sooner the items can be posted on the website, the better.
I’m really excited about the auction this year – I can’t think of a better group of people than the members of HRI, or a better breed to share my life with. As my Shadow and Kidget say - - “other dogs drool, Havanese rule . .go Hav-a-neeeeeeese !”LOL Thanks, everyone!!