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The web site hosting bill is due! Wanna help out?

Post by fonixmunkee » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:55 pm

Well, I got hit with the web hosting bill for the year. It's relatively cheap, but it's up from what it was...probably because of the increased bandwidth for this site.

I'm asking for those generous of heart to give a little to help pay for the bill. I would never resort to ads to help pay for stuff...because I hate them...so I'm just going to troll for donations. A few dollars goes a long way!

So if you're like me and visit the forums daily for your IR fix, or if you only stop by every now and then but have got some valuable information from it, please donate!

You can donate via PayPal by sending money to RichardKaufman(at)charter.net. Replace the "(at)" with the "@" symbol, minus the quotes.
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Post by Tom » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:05 pm

Glad to help! Thanks for everything you've done.

Now... If the first time we meet on the Island, you're touring about in your brand new kevlar canoe with helium portage kit, well, we're going to have to talk... :lol:

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Post by Less Paul » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:16 am

"Helium portage kit..."


Hawwww!

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Post by fonixmunkee » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:38 am

One thing I've learned from visiting Isle Royale is that the people who have formed a strong bond with the place have no bottom to their generosity. From lending a pot to cook with while in the backcountry, to helping haul out gear for an injured camper, I'm inspired by the kindness.

And this request just further backs the kindness and generosity in these people. In less than 24 hours, the hosting bill is close to paid off. Simply amazing.

Thanks to those who have donated. What's worth even more to me is the comments that accompanied the donations, such as "the forum helped me plan and get my trip off the ground," or "because of this forum, I had one of the most memorable trips of my life."

I'll leave this request open for another day or so. At the rate that this is going, if I go over the hosting bill, the rest gets donated to IRNHA.

So to everyone, I salute you, and thank you for your generosity and support. 8)
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Post by fonixmunkee » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:40 am

Tom wrote:Glad to help! Thanks for everything you've done.

Now... If the first time we meet on the Island, you're touring about in your brand new kevlar canoe with helium portage kit, well, we're going to have to talk... :lol:

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I forgot to comment on this, Tom :)

I don't kayak or canoe IR, just hike it, so you won't see me with one of these...yet. More likely, if you see me docked at Siskiwit or McCargoe in my new 40' boat, we should have a talk. :lol:
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Post by Tom » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:04 am

If I see you dock at McCargoe or Siskiwit in your new 40' boat, you're inviting me aboard for a relaxing beverage!

I'll second your comment, fonix, on the kindness and collaboration of IR campers. Sure, you get the rare occasional self-focused hiker, but I've never visited a place where the folks were more open to 'camp communism' or whatever you want to call it. Folks always seem to understand that we're 'all in this together' - Whether sharing a meal they just caught; helping out an injured party; helping fix broken gear; collecting firewood; nobody wants to see anyone else get hurt or having a rough time. What a great place, and this forum is an extension of that!

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Post by fonixmunkee » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:27 pm

Thanks to all those who helped out with the bill...I paid it today. I (and everyone else on this forum should!) appreciate your generosity.

Until next year (when I beg for more money)!
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Post by Kevinl » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:24 pm

I was conveniently on the island when the bill came due. However, I would like to add my thanks for what you've done with this thing. Not only has it been useful for trip planning, etc., but it keeps me going through the winter, and also gives me something to do at work. You didn't hesitate to set this up when the previous site disappeared, and it is appreciated.


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Post by johnhens » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:32 am

Kevinl wrote:I was conveniently on the island when the bill came due. However, I would like to add my thanks for what you've done with this thing. Not only has it been useful for trip planning, etc., but it keeps me going through the winter, and also gives me something to do at work. You didn't hesitate to set this up when the previous site disappeared, and it is appreciated.
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Somehow I missed this one after returning. I would be happy to send you legal tender!!!

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Post by fonixmunkee » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:00 am

johnhens wrote:
Kevinl wrote:I was conveniently on the island when the bill came due. However, I would like to add my thanks for what you've done with this thing. Not only has it been useful for trip planning, etc., but it keeps me going through the winter, and also gives me something to do at work. You didn't hesitate to set this up when the previous site disappeared, and it is appreciated.
Ditto,
Somehow I missed this one after returning. I would be happy to send you legal tender!!!
A convenient excuse no doubt! ;) The bill is already paid, so you can hold onto your legal tender until next time! Thanks for the offer!
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Post by LarryL » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:23 pm

fonixmunkee wrote:
johnhens wrote:
Kevinl wrote:I was conveniently on the island when the bill came due. However, I would like to add my thanks for what you've done with this thing. Not only has it been useful for trip planning, etc., but it keeps me going through the winter, and also gives me something to do at work. You didn't hesitate to set this up when the previous site disappeared, and it is appreciated.
Ditto,
Somehow I missed this one after returning. I would be happy to send you legal tender!!!
A convenient excuse no doubt! ;) The bill is already paid, so you can hold onto your legal tender until next time! Thanks for the offer!
Count me in for next time, too. Thank you for all you do. This site is great. I've been absent from the site for several months, but it has recharged my IR energy (and POW activity) and I am looking at a 2009 trip. Can't wait!

BTW, did anyone ever hear from Mike Trembley or find out if he's OK? I see that the old site is still up, sans boards.
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Post by Don_P » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:39 am

Ditto... sorry I missed the call to action. Will get this next time.

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