Via snail mail, I've received $85 in contributions from readers in Indiana, Nevada and Virginia.
Unfortunately, I can't acknowledge one of the gifts with an official Gannett Blog postcard because the return address provided is a newspaper work address. That donor wrote: "Words can't express my appreciation to you for all your time and hard work dedicated to Gannett Blog. Here's hoping you and Sparky have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.'' So, to that reader, thank you.
These newest contributions bring me to within $11 of my quarterly goal. With four days left, here's the breakdown:
- Reader contributions: $1,514
- Advertising: $2,494