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I'm taking a collection - disaster relief for Weebotech (Rob)

Weebotech (Rob) has lost nearly everything due to Hurricane Sandy. :( House, car, all of it... wrecked. Rob has been an amazing friend and acquaintance to many of us here. I can personally attest to his caring nature and kind spirit. Many of those (including Rob) will not have any sort of financial help from insurance as this was a flood, and people don't tend to carry flood insurance when you live in a place that doesn't flood. 

I'm going to keep this short and add details as I know them, but I'm taking up a collection. If you'd like to donate, please contact me via PM and I'll give you my Paypal addy. 

All donations will go to Rob. Period. I will keep a list of all donations, but will not post anything here in terms of amount. Maybe a total when we're done. 

Any amount helps. A huge thanks to Kira for keeping me informed and getting this started. I'd like to leave this open for at least a few weeks, making disbursements to Rob as soon as we get enough funds. 

Some of you are FB friends with Rob - you can see pics of the damage there and contact him, if you'd like. 

Have questions, ask away. Let's get this started and help our friend. 

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Thanks Jim!.

Rob is this kind of man who deserves only the very BEST.

Thank GOD he's alive!  :-)
 
Jim said:

If I could like an individual post within a thread I would like this one.  Very awesome Isabelle!

Isabelle Martin said:

Love YOU, amazing soul!

Have a look at your Paypal account.

I think about you, even though I'm far away in Canada. But I'm NEAR in spirit.

Many hugs, Handsome!!

Your VERY grateful friend from Quebec

Isabelle XXXXX

I am not doing so hot right now, as far as money goes, but I want to help.

I will donate two custom lamps to the next two people who give $100 to this cause.

After you've sent the gift on paypal, let Erin know what you would like!

...And I'm really sorry to the people who have already donated. I'm sorry I didn't think of this sooner! I was too busy feeling useless. :-/

Loren, thank you, You don't have to go that far. People give what that can and do so graciously. I am humbled by that. 
you can give time to the cause for Sandy in another way or anyway you feel. 

I received an interesting message from beyond about two weeks ago, it was 

"No good deed goes unnoticed" 

You can give as you choose anywhere. Knowing you personally is a treasure that can never be equaled!
And I mean that to each and every member we've built bridges with. 
Y'all Rock!


PS> I saved Kenny and Cartman. I don't have full access to them for shipping, but they will need a new home soon. 

Hello Mr. Handsome,

Can you please post 1 or 2 pics so that I know what do they look like? I might be able to help you out a little more.

:-)
 
WeeboTech said:

PS> I saved Kenny and Cartman. I don't have full access to them for shipping, but they will need a new home soon. 

The home page really says it best - "Oozing Goo is the ultimate lava lamp community."  And what a great community to be a part of.  LOL @ Kenny and Cartman.  Didn't know you had those Weebs, but then again, not at all surprised that you do.  If it were revealed that the Holy Grail was actually an uber rare lava lamp, I would fully expect that you would have two squirreled away in your closet.  :-)

Kenny and Cartman (from the cartoon South Park) are the Icons that never were.  From what I understand, a small set of prototypes were produced for Lava Lite, but they decided not to go ahead with the line.  Foolish, I say, foolish.  I consider myself a lucky sucker for being able to acquire Kenny several years ago.  He was not one of the official prototypes however, but rather an extra ceramic base that the gentleman who fired the kiln at the (ahem) water pipe factory had stashed in his closet.  It was clear he was meant to be the real deal though as his dimensions were right for an Icon and the ceramic was notched for the cord.  Plop in an Icon inner cone, mount a globe and voila....

I love these lamps! Kenny and cartman are awesome! I'd love to have one that's for sure!

Since I don't have a vehicle any longer, nor the ability to ship, it will be awhile. We'll see what I can do in the next couple of months. 

I am really glad that our online lava loving comunity has not lost anyone from this disaster - it was a fear when I heard about it over hear that we wouldent be so lucky. However I understand that it must be devastating to loose everything espshlie when your investments is in phisicial objects.

I have a green jet on ebay - I know its not much but I am going to send you whatever it makes as I feel its only fair.

Just remember to not lose hope, focus or your mind for that matter and that a phenix rises from the ashes - the only way to go is up so dont let this drag you down.

So nice of you, Tim! You may think it's not much but IT IS. It's the kindness behind the gesture. It's people like you that makes our world a better place to live in.

 
Tim Gill said:

I am really glad that our online lava loving comunity has not lost anyone from this disaster - it was a fear when I heard about it over hear that we wouldent be so lucky. However I understand that it must be devastating to loose everything espshlie when your investments is in phisicial objects.

I have a green jet on ebay - I know its not much but I am going to send you whatever it makes as I feel its only fair.

Just remember to not lose hope, focus or your mind for that matter and that a phenix rises from the ashes - the only way to go is up so dont let this drag you down.

Damn Tim - that is so cool.  More than ever I regret I was Nottingham-bound on my entire trip to England and we never got a chance to meet.  Not sure if there are any legal things that come into play on eBay, but I wonder if modifying your listing to indicate that it is a charity auction would boost the bids?  Maybe a little background on Weebo's/Rob's impact from Sandy, etc.?  Hell - knowing the amount of business Weebo did with UK sellers, one of them may pick it up just to provide a little help to a fellow lava lamp connoisseur. 

What a GREAT idea!! I'm SURE it would work.
 
Jim said:

Damn Tim - that is so cool.  More than ever I regret I was Nottingham-bound on my entire trip to England and we never got a chance to meet.  Not sure if there are any legal things that come into play on eBay, but I wonder if modifying your listing to indicate that it is a charity auction would boost the bids?  Maybe a little background on Weebo's/Rob's impact from Sandy, etc.?  Hell - knowing the amount of business Weebo did with UK sellers, one of them may pick it up just to provide a little help to a fellow lava lamp connoisseur. 

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