I’ve got more exciting news today! But first, I wanted to thank you guys for reading and reaching out. I read every comment here (WordPress makes me approve each one individually, so don’t be surprised if it takes a few hours to show up,) and your support has been very encouraging. I try to respond whenever I can, but I read every last thing you write! A few of you have mentioned coming back here periodically to check for updates, and that means the world. Keep following up!
Now, for the exciting news – I’ve placed the order with Doug! I’m still waiting on a PayPal invoice from him, but the final price we agreed on was 900 GBP, which, at the time of writing, is $1540. I’ll be sure to update everyone when I actually pay, but in the meanwhile I can share this awesome email from July 10th:
So, hopefully we’ll see the pipes come in before the end of the month! I know it’s been a long journey, but we’re getting Malcolm a brand-new, custom-made instrument from a top maker shipped from across the globe. I say it’s worth the wait.
So, what happens now? For now, I’ll keep posting the odds and ends of the order in the name of transparency. On a more exciting note though, I have some potentially interesting content to share in mind: how this campaign started, what else I’ve learned about Malcolm, and my ongoing conversation with Michael, Malcolm’s bookstand partner and friend. I also want to highlight who some of you guys are, and share your awesome stories! I know you’re reading from all over.
Also, here are some otters who’re excited about our progress: