Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Getting by with a Little Help from my Friends.....


Maybe it's appropriate that I got this together on the anniversary of my surgery for colon cancer. Maybe not........but I became aware of this grant the day before yesterday and I have spent most of the time since then preparing the grant request.

It's the middle of the night. I'm exhausted but the $250K this grant represents could go a long way in getting things back on track here. It's been fun just dreaming about the possibilities, let alone writing them down in request form. However, to even be considered for the grant I must obtain 250 votes by midnight on June 30. That's not much time and 250 votes seems like a lot especially on such short notice and since I've been so absent here.

They will be awarding up to twelve of these grants. I have no idea how many applicants there might be so it's probably a very long shot even if I do get the votes needed but I'm a dreamer and this would definitely be a dream.

To vote go to this website. Vote here

Search for Rising Rainbow Arabians

Select Vote

I think that's it. If anyone has any trouble, please let me know and I'll see if I can figure it out.
 The rules say I can't promise any rewards for votes but I can promise gratitude. It sure would be fun to keep this dream going for a while through the considerations process. Just think of all the possibilities. Maybe I could have a contest about that. What do you think I put down as what I would do with that much award money??

36 comments:

  1. just voted and you have 11 votes so far!

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    1. Thank you for voting. This process is painfully slow. I am currently at 37 votes. Hopefully it will pick up and I will make the deadline.

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  2. Voted my friend , best of luck to you

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    1. Thank you, I can't believe I am doing this. I sure hope it works.

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  3. OK I voted for you and will try to get others to vote as well. Hope you win, you deserve it!

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    1. Thank you Crystal. I hope I can get enough votes but it is very slow. We'll see what happens.

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  4. Post this on FB as well Mikael, and I will share it with some of my friends

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    1. I did post it on my FB page. I will post updates there as I go along.

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  5. I voted, and shared on FB. Good luck. I'm a long time reader and love your blog.

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    1. Thanks, Connie B, for reading and for posting.

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  6. Would have voted, but I am not on FB, never will be. Good luck and I hope you are rewarded with one of those grants. It would sure help get things sorted out for you.

    I'm guessing an indoor arena is on the list of 'things to do'...

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    1. I didn't realize you had to be on FB. I guess I got to vote for others because I signed up to submit a grant.

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  7. You're up to 32 votes! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Dreaming, following the numbers is pretty scary.

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    2. Dave said it came up as 32 when he voted too. I wonder if votes are getting lost somewhere. that would really suck.

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  8. Voted as well!! Good luck and you definitely deserve it!!!

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    1. Thanks, Paint Girl, I wish I knew who was voting now that I know Dreaming and Dave got the same number, I am worried some aren't being counted.

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  9. Just voted. I'll put up a post on my blog directing people to this post.

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    1. Nuzz Muzz, thanks for the additional help. It's greatly appreciated.

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  10. I went to vote for you but can't because I'm not on FB. I wish they would do something else for votes, not everyone can vote who wants to. Good luck.

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    1. Arlene, i'm with you on that. I didn't realize when I applied votes had to be made through FB. Hopefully that won't prevent me from getting enough votes to qualify.

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  11. I voted as well and shared on FB. Fingers crossed you get this!

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    1. Mikey, I have sure missed your posts. Good to know you're still around. Thanks for voting.

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  12. VOTED! (0: You're up to 49 votes now! (0:
    Prayin' you win!!

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    1. Biker, thanks for the count. I'm making myself crazy tryingto track them while working on getting more. LOL

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    2. Sorry my spellcheck over wrote your name. Sometimes this phone is downright dumb.

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    3. (0: No problem! It was good for a laugh!!

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  13. Just voted. You're at 55 now

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    1. Anita, thanks for voting and the count. Making progress...hoping don't run out of time.

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  14. Linked on FB as well, hope it helps

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    1. FV,everything helps. The total is climbing. Think if I had found this sooner I could have easily hit their number. We'll see if I pick up some momentum or lose it. Three days left.

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  15. Hey Chickie - Popping in to let you know I voted for you (count said 94 ;o)

    Hope it helped!

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