Thursday, October 26, 2006
October 26th....Getting Closer
You may recall that a few weeks ago we resumed our hunt for options in constructing a wall around Migyur Dorje. This is a shot I took at Standard Supply in Gaithersburg. I had a long conversation with Kurt there, who was very attentive to the needs of this project (pretty awesome considering how odd and small it is).
After weeks of discussion, painful calculations for Ani Yeshi and I, we called to ask Kurt if he had any advice to offer. He brought out a contractor/supplier to help us get a firmer estimate, and what do you know! The contractor and Kurt (we weren't present for their exploration of the Stupa alas) examined our situation and determined it best if they build the wall for us. Brook Lee, the contractor, has offered to build the wall for us for just a bit more than it would have cost to buy materials! He's ready to start work on Monday!
All along I'd harbored secret hopes we could get the wall up in time for the upcoming elections, so perhaps the tides of war and greed might be subdued by compassion and solid moral conduct. Now, it seems, it may actually happen! If you'd like to participate in this amazing opportunity to help complete the wall, we need $3300 by the middle of next week! Yikes! But we can't put this off...it's been over 10 years since we were first informed of the need to do this, and we've finally found a solution that will get the job done, and that we can reasonably hope to afford. If you'd like to contribute, please use the donate button on this page, and make sure you put a comment at the bottom of your paypal page indicating what it's for. If you'd like to help backfill the earth around the Stupa once the wall is up, we'll let you know when that starts right here!