What a thread
Our guys here at the cafe are not a bunch of sweethearts, but they are certainly not sheep either.
Good luck dealing with all of the hardship in your life knapple. I will pray for you and your family. I just do not really know what your personal situation has to do with giving to charity.
I encourage everyone to give to the Red Cross and relief efforts. I also do not think that you should need a natural disaster in our own backyard before you give to charity. You should not need an excuse to give, it should be the rule and not the exception. And don't give just money, your time and effort is much more precious and those are always needed in your community.
I applaud the teams and athletes who are giving to the relief efforts but even more so when they do it without a press conference (go Big Stein
). Get Dieon Sanders off the air.
Also knapple - you do not need to pay for fantasy ball. You can play for free in public leagues or with your friends. Playing for money is gambling and you really should not do that if you don't have the coin to spare. I don't mean to come off all preachy but it's just that I know a thing or two about wagering and rule #1 is that you should never gamble if you cannot afford to lose the money. edit: I went back and reread your post and I guess this message isn't for you since you joined the pay leagues when your wife still had her job - but this is still a good message for others.