I'll talk about donations and things for the family this evening, but I think reminders of death are a no-no. We'll find out. Finances are rarely a no-no, if you want to help like that, I have a vague idea of the expenses they're incurring. I may end up asking people to send things to me and then relaying it to them, about half the logistics seem to be in my court on the "everything that isn't specifically about the corporeal form" thing.
It would be good if people could e-mail me their contact info at
if they need info specifically or info in a hurry. For the most part, I'll still be putting info in my LJ with the general expectation that non-LJ people get told.
A lot of people have asked this, so here's OUR answer--Larina and I are financially okay. I was already paying John's share of the rent, so the additional burden's not huge, though things may randomly change. Many Austinites have offered to help, and I'm not saying no, but we're not suddenly having to frantically plan out our expenses or switch to ramen. I guess if you know someone trustworthy who needs a room in Austin, that'd be useful information. It would be better if they didn't have much in the way of furniture, since the house is pretty stuffed as is. I've got some feelers out. They also have to have a high weirdness tolerance, and staunch right-wing conservative Christians are probably not going to fit in. And I don't know if I can cook for a vegetarian and someone else with special food needs, nor do I want the vegetarian to be able to ally with another freakish plant-chewing Tofite :)