yes, it is a word, a friend of mine who is a retired teacher, confirms it.
i never expected to feel so, well, overwhelmed with feeling, at seeing all of your pledges. i just can't say thank you loud enough! in three days we're nearly one-third of the way there! it is a prime example of the "awesomeness" of people. to all of you really great people out there that have chosen to become a part of our endeavor to build a brick oven,