Enough minecraft, I’ve done my 24 hours and I’m going to bed. Thank you so much, everyone for your help and support. Funds can still to be raised– you can help! Follow the link to http://extra-life.org/participant/scottobear and help those kids! I’m so happy for the outpouring of assistance.
Many thanks to Jeremy (double donor!), James, Pam, Allyson, Razz, Seth, Sean, Shawn, Mom, Wilton, Diarmuid, Chris, Larry, Amy, Joel, Kevin, Laura, Van, my Anonymous friends, Team Big Red Barrel, The Mommy Gamers and especially my darling wife Allison who agreed to my doing this on our 8th wedding anniversary.
This quote went through my head as I was running away from creeper earlier.
“When I was a little girl, I used to be scared of the dark,” Ruth Anne said. “My parents moved me into my own bedroom, and I couldn’t sleep for weeks. Every night I saw the Creepy Crawlies in the shadows. Nasty greasy dark stains on the wall, creeping down to get me. I couldn’t tell anyone, but I had to do something. It wasn’t enough to close my eyes, because I might peek. I thought if I couldn’t see them, they couldn’t see me. So I used to tie my socks around my head like a blindfold. Isn’t that silly?”
“What would they do if they saw you?”
“I never found out,” Ruth Anne said. Her voice got quiet. “Bad things.”
The silence grew uncomfortable.
“Come on,” Amy said. “You’re freaking me out.”