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Time to Call the Maytag Man

Well we finished in decent shape in the Ideablob contest. Top 95%. But not in the top 2. The winning ideas all came off as much more noble than ours. For example lots of people funding AIDS orphanages and helping people with disabilites. Good luck and great job to the finalists. Thanks for all your support and votes!

We will keep being creative in our search for funding.

It looks like Cap Trappers we also were not a grant winner in the Whirlpool Mother of Invention contest. The website mentioned winners would be notified by mail on or around September 8th. I guess I will hold out a small glimmer of hope for the next day or two. But I better call the "Maytag Man" because my washing machine did give out. Bummer.

I will put up the link when Whirlpool announces the winners on their website in a week or two.


Will said...

You can still make the ideablob finals by having the most overall votes of those who haven't made it so far or trying for another sprint. If people continue to vote for you you might start to bubble up again.

Lynette said...

Don't give up hope on the Whirlpool contest! Seriously, your idea embodies everything the contest represents. I bet they are just keeping the anticipation going...