I don't know Randall at all personally (but then, who knows anyone in the flesh anymore?), but I have been darn impressed by his Microlite74 as well as his blog. I'd encourage anyone who can to give a little to Randall and his wife. I'm certainly feeling unusually blessed these days by having a job, and a home, and not having to give up any major organs to pay for bread (yet) and it's made me feel more than usually empathetic.
I hope Randall doesn't take the above as in any way condescending. My thoughts go out to him and his wife, while I await my copies of The Grimoire.