Archive for August, 2010

T plus 31.5… 10,000 pounds, baby!
Saturday, August 28th, 2010

The last 30 minutes have been a whirl-wind of donations but we’ve done it!  Robin on the Roof has collected over 10,000 pounds of food for local food banks!!  At 3:30 Anna, Bob, & Zach Brennan stopped by to drop off their 37 lbs of food bringing our total to 10,013.95!!  It’s so exciting!!!  Robin […]

T plus 31… It’s getting hot in here!
Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Middle of the afternoon… A few of the volunteers have melted into puddles under the donation station shelter…  Bruce (still manning the grill) has requested an ice-bath…  Robin is trying to stay hydrated & cool in this 95+ degree heat… We can hear Phath practicing for tonight…  Come out & see them at 7:00 tonight […]

T plus 29… Day2 lunchtime!!
Saturday, August 28th, 2010

We have so much going on today!  Everywhere I look, someone is rushing here or there to tend to someone or something!  Nothing is overlooked though, we have so many wonderful volunteers here to lend a helping hand; it’s fantastic!! Workin’ at the car wash… Rumor is they had a nice benefactor match them dollar […]

T plus 26 – up…up…and…
Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Up… Up… and, well, not quite away but definitely up!  The hot air balloon went up this morning in the side yard of the church.  I couldn’t believe how HUGE it was when it was full-size!! It’s so tall I had to go up on the roof!! Marcus is 17 today!  Happy Birthday! Unfortunately they […]

T plus 25 hours – Day 2!
Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Good morning, all you Robin on the Roof fans!! Aside from the railroad & race car noises, Robin was able to snuggle up in her 3 blankets to get a decent night’s sleep. She awoke this morning at 6am to the beautiful sounds of nature – roosters crowing, cows mooing, birds chirping – so wonderful!!  […]

T plus 14 hours – bedtime!
Saturday, August 28th, 2010

So the sun has set on our first day of project Robin on the Roof and I have to say it’s been a smashing success so far!! We’re only 14 hours in and we’re already halfway to our goal!  I forecast that we blast right by our goal around lunch but that doesn’t mean you […]

T plus 8 – siesta time!
Friday, August 27th, 2010

It’s the hottest time of the day!!  Quote from The Perch – “I’m melting…” said in a Wicked Witch of the West voice, of course!  Weather.com says it’s 92 right now but, ladies & gentlemen, I can tell you it feels much warmer than that up on the roof!!  In addition to non-perishables, we’re now […]

T plus 5 – lunch!
Friday, August 27th, 2010

It’s gettin’ hot up there!! But we’re doing our best to keep Robin cool 🙂 So far today we’ve had Channel 5 come for an interview – look for Robin on the news tonight “Around Town” at 4 & then maybe again at 6!  The Kennedale Local Newspaper came to take a few pictures.  We’ve […]

She’s going up!!
Friday, August 27th, 2010

8:00 and all’s well!! Robin is gearing up to go on the roof!! That’s a lot of blankets for Texas! The excitement is growing!! The town is here to support Robin’s efforts. It’s so amazing to feel all this love and comradery! The atmosphere is one of fellowship, concern for Robin’s safety, & working together […]

T minus 90 minutes!
Friday, August 27th, 2010

Good morning, DFW!! It’s supposed to get steamy in the metroplex today! Minimal clouds with a high of 95+ with the heat index! I can’t even imagine what it will be like on the roof… Please send your positive thoughts, energy, and (Oh Yeah!) canned food to Robin-on-the-roof!! The sun is starting to come up; […]