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so ....    close .....

 
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Pretty soon it will show the countdown in seconds remaining ...

 
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Nicole, once we get to two minutes, we should start taking down the banners and stuff.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Nicole, once we get to two minutes, we should start taking down the banners and stuff.



Sounds good!

3 minutes to go!

$ 97,639!
 
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There was $200 that slipped in in the last three seconds.   In fact, the numbers went up after the counter said zero seconds left.
 
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Whoo!! I flicked on to kickstarter in time to see the last 4 seconds!
YAY! That's a LOT of people who think you have awesome ideas! My compliments Paul :D A great one!! :D
 
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the final tally:

2140 backers pledged $97,974.59
 
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So close! Maybe Paul will find that last little bit of coin in the sofa cushions and car seat crevices and go for making it a double-wide with the extra heaters?!
;-p
 
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Congratulations! I'm excited to participate in the rest of the experiment
 
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Kenneth Elwell wrote:So close! Maybe Paul will find that last little bit of coin in the sofa cushions and car seat crevices and go for making it a double-wide with the extra heaters?!
;-p



Here's the link to that sofa cushion:  https://permies.com/pp/2026/sofa-cushion

 
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:Congratulations! I'm excited to participate in the rest of the experiment



I am thinking that the first design meeting will be at 2 on tuesday.  I am now checking with josiah about that, and I think josiah will check with kyle.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Kenneth Elwell wrote:So close! Maybe Paul will find that last little bit of coin in the sofa cushions and car seat crevices and go for making it a double-wide with the extra heaters?!
;-p



Here's the link to that sofa cushion:  https://permies.com/pp/2026/sofa-cushion



Tee Hee! I mistakenly saw it as only $25.41 short, but actually $2025.41...
So, if there was $1 or $2 more pledged by all backers it could've happened!?! The power of ALL of our collective sofa cushions!

...next Kickstarter... $102 pledge level.
 
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My guess is that the moment that the kickstarter finished, everybody's card was hit.  ??
 
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Yes. Mine had an error processing but it let me know on the Kickstarter page and via e-mail. I'm all sorted out now.
 
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Greg Martin - I’ll help you out with the Chinese artichokes.  I upped my pledge by $25!  
 
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:Yes. Mine had an error processing but it let me know on the Kickstarter page and via e-mail. I'm all sorted out now.



Ditto. I got an email saying my card was expired (I guess I'd never updated the last time my card got hijacked), so I updated the info and I'm golden now.
 
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My card is at pre-auth, but it's off my balance. So I guess it worked. :D

Out of curiosity, Paul, how does your end work now? Does kickstarter mail you a check?
 
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In two weeks the money shows up at my bank.
 
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Interesting. Thank you, never paid a lot of attention to kickstarter.
 
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I missed the deadline for submitting donations today. Will the opportunity to donate open back up at any point?
 
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Kickstarter does not allow for donations.   It's more of a "buy a future thing" model.

Will this stuff be for sale later?  Probably.  If so, we will certainly tell the folks on the dailyish email.

 
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I'd like to buy some of them.
Didn't get a chance to add the extra 10 before it ended.
 
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David Hernandez wrote:I'd like to buy some of them.
Didn't get a chance to add the extra 10 before it ended.


Hi David.  Very sorry that you missed this.  I only ran this to try and help give the kickstarter a boost.  There was a wonderfully strong response and so after I fulfill my obligations from the kickstarter supporters that got in during the offer window I'm going to need to allow my planting to rebuild.  There are several great nurseries that carry these that should be able to sell you some for next spring.  
 
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Creighton Samuels wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:

Creighton Samuels wrote: what the normal water table in the county is?  



I think I am reading into this that you are in flat country.



Well, flatter than Montana.  So sure.  



I'm taking this statement back. I just watched the "5 Hour Tour" video, and you're particular property shown in that video is about comparable in variation to "The Knobs" of the Ohio River Valley where I live.  I can't see any mountains in the background here, though, so that's pretty cool.  Based upon the single datapoint that your existing well has a 600 foot deep wellshaft, (which admitedly isn't enough data) I would take a WAG (wild ass guess) that your worst case scenario for a well on the Lab (about a mile away, right) is another 10% deeper than that.  (relative to sea level, not relative to the grade level)  

But if I had to drill a well 600 feet down, I'd already be below sea level, as I'm only about 450 feet up here.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knobs_region
 
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Some points of reference for Missoula water levels- https://cida.usgs.gov/ngwmn/index.jsp
 
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