“It’s meant a lot to me to participate in this project”

It’s meant a lot to me to participate in this project because I live alone with my dog in Perry, Georgia, a small city, and I have been in self-imposed solitary confinement for most of the past months, since the pandemic was declared in March 2020. So, being able to talk to the Michigan Diaries has given me a listening ear of people who are interested in what I have to say. And that’s been a source of great psychological support to me during this difficult period. Also have appreciated the $5 gift certificates that you have sent me every time I give you a recording of at least 15 minutes. I went to the library this past Friday to get some help from one of the librarians in copying all those gift certificate IDs over from my email in to my Amazon account. And I was impressed to discover that since I started participating in this study last fall, you have paid me $75 and all in gift coupons to Amazon. That’s an impressive amount of money and I do appreciate it and one of your previous emails to us participants, you ask how we were spending our gift certificates. Well, my answer to you is that I’m saving the money up and I haven’t quite decided yet how to spend it, but I think I might just spend it on buying electronic books from Amazon.

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