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Re: Robert needs our Love

Post by foggydogg »

manovlov wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 12:48 i'm a bit silly, i didn't think about the fact during these hard moments, Robert doesn't work. I sended him few bocks. I hope it will help.
I did too, just as soon as I saw the first video, the morning Dianne went in.
I'm sure Robert is grateful for the help.
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Post by foggydogg »

Update, the first 2:45 are about Dianne.


I'm glad he's not alone anymore, but I'm sure this means everybody is being realistic.
69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
62 122s four door, 2l, FI head, discs up front, ipd swaybars
56 445 Duett basket project
1950 Studebaker 2R10 flatbed, T9 crashbox

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Post by Sveedy »

Thanks for keeping us updated, Foggy. It's much appreciated.
How did you donate to Robert ? I don't do social media, Volvo exceptions noted.
Try to learn life's bad lessons vicariously through others.

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Post by foggydogg »

Sveedy wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 17:04 Thanks for keeping us updated, Foggy. It's much appreciated.
How did you donate to Robert ? I don't do social media, Volvo exceptions noted.
I'm not very social myself, so I don't do TweedleDum or Faceplant or any of that either.

He has a Patreon account, but I had bought some parts from him in the past, and had an established PayPal link. I listed my donation as a 'gift'. More contact information is on his website, https://robertdiy.com/
69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
62 122s four door, 2l, FI head, discs up front, ipd swaybars
56 445 Duett basket project
1950 Studebaker 2R10 flatbed, T9 crashbox

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Post by foggydogg »

First 4:30 Robert talks about Dianne, her current condition, and making arrangements to fulfill her wishes at the end.
69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
62 122s four door, 2l, FI head, discs up front, ipd swaybars
56 445 Duett basket project
1950 Studebaker 2R10 flatbed, T9 crashbox

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Post by S60UT »

Has any type of gofundme been established ? I will donate to his patreon acct but a gofundme would reach a larger audience.
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Post by abscate »

We generally don’t do those here on MVS for reasons you can imagine

This is Matt’s forum so his rules guide us here
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Post by manovlov »

I use Paypal and Robert's email adress.
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S60UT wrote: 01 Jul 2022, 13:33 Has any type of gofundme been established ? I will donate to his patreon acct but a gofundme would reach a larger audience.
While I am not smart enough to do something like that, I do think Robert has been such a large figure in the Volvo community for so long, I wanted to get the message out to our little Tribe about his current journey - this being aside from the fact I have met him, and talked with him on the phone a number of times, not just car related, but some similar life stories.
In his last Y/T vid he mentions the challenges of getting Dianne home at the end. I would imagine there is both a financial aspect, and a bureaucratic flurry of paperwork involved.
With the recent change in IRS rules, I made it a point to use the word "Gift" in my Patreon memo line.
69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
62 122s four door, 2l, FI head, discs up front, ipd swaybars
56 445 Duett basket project
1950 Studebaker 2R10 flatbed, T9 crashbox

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Post by abscate »

Let’s use the Board announcement thread here

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