Of Lumbar and Lumber

Of Lumbar and Lumber

Jul 26, 2019 · 4 min read
One of our team’s founding members was in an accident involving, snow, ice, inertia, gravity, and gravitas in which he ended up needing to have three vertebrae fused the day after his 19th birthday. Here’s a picture, post-operation:

The orthopedic surgeon who “played carpenter” on his spine earned $63,000 for six hours of work, and this was back in the year 2001.

After the surgery, the morphine IV which only dispensed a small amount of medication every fifteen minutes ended up sending our friend into cardiac arrest and “Code Blue” was announced over the intercom — followed by a rush of six people into his hospital room where he was revived and all medication was flushed from his system.


Waking up from that, with no pain-killing medication for a day-old vertebral fusion was — how did he put it — “worse than a papercut.”

When this same founding team member looked into some of his ancestors, he found one who was Caucasian, allied with the British and the Native Americans at the time of the Revolutionary War. The name given him was “White Owl,” and it was rumored he buried the wealth he stole from settlers and those opposed to the British somewhere around Green Mountain, North Carolina:

When this possible plunder was looked into further, the National Park Service, North Carolina Depart of Parks and Recreation, and the local timber outfits said that the Native American signs White Owl may have left on the tree, to mark where his treasure was, would not be detectable via drone nor by people hiking in the area — which was also off limits to hikers from the public — due to the entire hills being harvested of timber multiple times, since the Revolutionary War.


HOMEMAIDE helps you sell your style and buy the things that make you smile, seamlessly.

If you’re looking at your friends updates on social media and you see one of them was injured or had a surgery, Homemaide lets you donate to them — without buying anything. If you wanted to buy them a bouquet of flowers or a Get Well Soon card, you could do that via Homemaide AND send them a commission from that purchase.

Any item you come across in your family history and genealogy research — specific books, treasure maps, old pictures from forgotten time periods — all you have to do is upload a picture or paused video screenshot of that to your existing social media sites and Homemaide will send you a commission for every purchase your friends make.

AND — they don’t have to buy a hospital or an orthopedic surgery, or lumber or a lumber mill for you to earn a commission. If they rented the cheapest economy car with the basic package, for one day only, you’d still earn a commission off that. If they bought a Get Well Soon card or some pinew doo logs for their winter fireplace, — or the item that was in your picture, video, or voice-automated update (like a rental car, Airbnb lodging, hotel stay, Lyft, Uber, Via trip) — they can purchase that (even as a e-giftcard) and ship that to a family member, relative, or friend. And after that purchase, yes, you’ll still earn a commission from that purchase.

If you bought stock in the health insurance company your firned has, betting they’d recovery quickly and accurately, or wood from Home Depot for a tree house or shed in their backyard — YOU’d earn a commission off of that purchase. If they bought any item from the pictures you uploaded, you’d earn money. That’s the magic of Homemaide.

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