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POST 178 (DAY 185, Thursday, 2021.2.11)
[Evening Entry]

.. so pdc is in the very near future.. I’m glancing at the big black book of permaculture in preparation for the onslaught of information.. perhaps it will help build my learning muscles.. upon reading the first few paragraphs, I realize that someone really cares about human harmony with earth and its inhabitants.. including other humans.. and suddenly my stress melts away.. a calm blankets my soul with peace, understanding, and dare I say love..
.. yesterday a definition came to me out of nowhere.. I was pondering the meaning of community.. and it’s importance to well being.. the definition—“family”.. in other words community is family.. aloneness doesn’t really exist in family.. someone is always there.. petty things fall by the wayside when the meaning of community becomes “family”.. at least in that moment, it did.. when that definition randomly popped into my brain, I remembered joy.. like a fond memory from previous.. a memory.. a moment.. a joy..
.. also we finished a shelf today.. and it’s got me suuuuuuper enthused.. Josiah says I’m acting weird.. so that’s a good sign.. I just feel super comfortable in my own skin today..

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Fireside reading this am
Fireside reading this am
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Assembling
Assembling
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C working the shelf
C working the shelf
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Zeek and J9
Zeek and J9
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Signature
Signature
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Signature
Signature
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Lemonade stand? Jk
Lemonade stand? Jk
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Peek a boo
Peek a boo
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Trying out the locust wood
Trying out the locust wood
 
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POST 179 (DAY 186, Friday, 2021.2.12)
[Evening Entry]

.. yesterday, I had some silly goofy feels, so I was being silly goofy.. first time I’ve felt this comfortable in my own skin around others in a very long time.. it was great..

..enjoy the pics~!!!
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The yellow “1” at the top right is the outside temp..
The yellow “1” at the top right is the outside temp..
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Quite the adventure book
Quite the adventure book
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Pizza party
Pizza party
 
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POST 180 (DAY 188, Sunday, 2021.2.14)
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.. you know how when a fresh bottle is opened, there’s a tradition somewhere to “pour one for the homies..”? .. I think that might have to be Saturday February 13, 2021’s BRK post, cuz I missed it!!.. .. Yesterday, I treated a couple friends to a meal—something I’ve been intending to do for a while.. and we were having a very good time.. we talked about improving/streamlining work aspects, and cultivating relationships in the community, to foster and nurture forward velocity.. all over some delicious hot ramen, on a cold, white winter’s twilight.. and I got lost in the magic..

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Love shack is frame shape
Love shack is frame shape
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Morning clean with C and J
Morning clean with C and J
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Bok choy 🥬
Bok choy 🥬
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Ramen
Ramen
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Walking
Walking
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To think I almost didn’t go this night~!! (My guy said go, so I went.. and it was amazing..)
To think I almost didn’t go this night~!! (My guy said go, so I went.. and it was amazing..)
 
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Who did the drawing on the chalkboard?  It's awesome!
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Who did the drawing on the chalkboard?  It's awesome!


Must have been the employee at the ramen restaurant!
 
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Ha, that makes sense now.  I thought it was the chalk board by the table in the Fisher Price Home...

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POST 181 (DAY 189, Monday, 2021.2.15)
[Evening Entry]

.. today I remember my mother..  a gentle soul, perhaps not yet ready to face those fears that I would face.. not because I’m better than her.. only because she prepared me to be courageous.. she led by example..
.. she took on a job as an independent sales rep, to feed her kids, while pops was barely making ends meet, so that she could raise the kids.. pops didn’t like that she made more money than him.. so she quit that job and devoted her faith in his work ethic.. she raised the kids and kept the house very nice.. they would still argue about money.. and that’s okay..
.. once I had a stomach ache, and she made it go away by rubbing my tummy for 20 minutes straight.. I was amazed by her magical powers and the fact that someone could do the same thing for 20 minutes straight!.. I was in junior high.. what a nice thing to do!.. rubbing someone else’s tummy for 20 minutes straight.. i was squirming in pain one minute, then I was happy as a clam, ready to take on the world again!.. I mean who does that for someone??.. and that’s okay..
.. maybe she didn’t know much about money.. she knew how to raise her kids with kindness.. and that’s okay, too.. what a lady..
.. remembering you.. with a vow of silence from sunset to sunrise..
.. I love you..

.. hope you enjoy the pics~!!!
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She used to make me these for snacks while I was studying.. they were so good that I had to stop studying to come downstairs and eat more.. rice wrapped in seaweed paper.. I made some for the boots tonight.. and this is my plate
She used to make me these for snacks while I was studying.. they were so good that I had to stop studying to come downstairs and eat more.. rice wrapped in seaweed paper.. I made some for the boots tonight.. and this is my plate
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Putting up that insulation though~~~
Putting up that insulation though~~~
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Mullein seeds in the snow
Mullein seeds in the snow
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Ship lap.. amazing joinery a ala Josiah and L
Ship lap.. amazing joinery a ala Josiah and L
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Love shack is naked in the snow.. so sexy.. RIGH-ON~!!!
Love shack is naked in the snow.. so sexy.. RIGH-ON~!!!
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Her first origami iris.. so good it came out!! Painfully good.. RIGH-ON~!!!
Her first origami iris.. so good it came out!! Painfully good.. RIGH-ON~!!!
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Icicles though...
Icicles though...
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Renovating the shanndelier
Renovating the shanndelier
 
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Thank you for sharing your heart and your snacks with us. ♥️🙏🏻
 
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POST 182 (DAY 190, Tuesday, 2021.2.16)
[Evening Entry]

.. an awesome workday.. C and I patched up the front inner wall of the Shanndelier some more.. next are the door and a burlap layer..
.. in the evening, I saw a bit more of Paul’s character.. I won’t go into details, but the word “champion” came to mind when I was witnessing the scene.. there’s so much positive that people just don’t say.. and why?.. if gossip talk is really that juicy, what about the pulp?.. a person of substance is worth mentioning all the more, I’d hope.. I’m proud to be a boot today..

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Taco Tuesday
Taco Tuesday
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These guys
These guys
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They’re not dead.. it’s just the snow is so fluffy.. investigating why the car is stuck.. we got it out with Judy!! Yay!!
They’re not dead.. it’s just the snow is so fluffy.. investigating why the car is stuck.. we got it out with Judy!! Yay!!
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An Insulation layer
An Insulation layer
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A Ship lap patch
A Ship lap patch
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Morning meeting
Morning meeting
 
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POST 183 (DAY 191, Wednesday, 2021.2.17)
[Evening Entry]

.. great day today.. worked with C and Lara..

.. Enjoy the pics~!!!
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Lara on a ladder
Lara on a ladder
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Creosote build up
Creosote build up
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Snowy trunk
Snowy trunk
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Door seal
Door seal
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Face
Face
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Before
Before
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Walking to the abbey from on deer tracks with C
Walking to the abbey from on deer tracks with C
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Panoramic shot
Panoramic shot
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