Holy. Jumpin. Jehoshaphat.

Total amount: $5,000.00 USD
Currency: U.S. Dollars
Confirmation number: [redacted]
Purpose: Joel’s eye surgery
Contributor: [redacted]
Message: Please get your eyes fixed. God has an affinity for eccentric desert dwellers.

Okay. I believe I will.

ETA: Appointment made. Believe it or not, oh ye of little faith, there actually has been a bit of progress on this front. There’s a different doctor than the one I’ve been seeing, local rather than shipped in, with a different outfit that does eye surgery in-house rather than having to check in to a hospital. And they’re better plugged-in with financial aid, which the bunch I’ve been going to doesn’t want to deal with.

Incredibly, as eye-poppingly generous as this donation is it may not be sufficient for cataract/glaucoma surgery on both eyes if I just plunk down cash on the barrelhead. So the financial aid is important. But this makes it not only possible but immediately possible, and you may be sure I’ve already jumped on it.

The first appointment is set for December 24, which does make this an outstanding Christmas present indeed.

And yes, if the person who donated the money gives me permission to share a name, I will be delighted to do so.

UPDATE: I’ve been told the donor’s identity, and that the information should go no further than that. So that’s the way it’ll be, but be sure I’ve expressed my own appreciation.

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20 Responses to Holy. Jumpin. Jehoshaphat.

  1. jabrwok says:

    Well! Merry Christmas indeed:-).

  2. Claire says:

    Merry Christmas and happy new year, too! Yes, go get those eyeballs fixed! No frittering that incredible sum away on foolishness like food and propane. 🙂

    The rest of us little people can help with the small stuff.

    I hope the donors will allow you to give them public credit, because they deserve it.

    And love their “desert hermit” remark.

    Now. Eyes. Fixed. So you can live in the desert and observe all its wonders for many years to come.

  3. Courerdubois says:

    Wow, get those peepers fixed!
    We wuv you uncle Joel! Or some of us do anyhow, I just wish I had that much scratch laying around to give to someone…

    Murray ChrisMoose!

  4. MamaLiberty says:

    Ok, Joel… no more excuses! Get those eyes fixed before Obummercare totally destroys medicine everywhere…. for everyone! The clock is most definitely ticking.

  5. GunRights4US says:

    I’m happy for ya. What a great Christmas present.

  6. anonymous says:

    That was awfully generous of that individual, he or she is awesome and definitely knows what Christmas is all about.

  7. coloradohermit says:

    Blessings and blessings on such a generous benefactor!! For a desert hermit you sure do have a lot of caring friends and “family”.

  8. Keith says:

    Happy Christmas to you and to your kind benefactor. he has got me reconsidering my own “going Galt”

  9. Blessed Stranger says:

    May God bless your wonderful benefactor now and forever!

    Also Joel, if you don’t have to go into the hospital and you tell your doctors that someone gave you $5,000 just for this, I would bet anything that this donation would cover everything you need. Doctors love it when they don’t have to go through all kinds of paperwork, so just ask, or better yet, just tell them what you have and how you got it. If they have hearts and the sense God gave them, they’ll become part of your miracle too. ASK!

  10. naturegirl says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of good karma for the benefactor and the recipient. Truly a Merry Christmas indeed!!

  11. Queen Bee says:

    That is great news Joel. Merry Christmas, Indeed!

    Miss Violet

  12. Doubletrouble says:

    This is a case where “awesome!” actually works.
    Blessings on your generous benefactor.

  13. Phil says:

    That is incredible, jaw dropping incredible.
    My hat is off to your anonymous benefactor.

    Good deal my man, I hope all turns out well.

    You are quite the entertaining fellow for sure.

    I know I get a kick out of your independence and the ways you devise to overcome adversity.

  14. shannon carter says:

    That is just so very wonderful!! What a great gift! Merry Christmas to you and all that you love

  15. Bear says:

    Every now and then someone tries to shake my pessimistic view of humanity. Bravo to whoever he/she/they might be.

    Oh well, I’m sure the the NSA will get caught in another lie, or another cop will shoot a ferocious chihuahua, or Rep. Kuster will demonstrate her stupidity in… 3… 2… 1…

  16. Borepatch says:

    This is awesome. Let me know if this isn’t going to be enough. For what it’s worth I’ll put up a link.

    Borepatch, gmail, yadda yadda.

  17. And a Merry Christmas to you both.

  18. Mark says:

    That’s wonderful! Let us know, I’m sure we can make up any shortfall. I’m in.

  19. Mark says:

    Oh, and Merry Christmas!

  20. Mary Lou says:

    What a truly lovely gesture … there do, indeed, be angels among us.

To the stake with the heretic!