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Dez Choi wrote:......remember your human ability to adapt.. it isn’t easy, but it is simple.. like the abc’s or walking.. and simple can be a big challenge in itself as well—until you pass the learning curve.. then suddenly it’s second nature.. so does that mean the cost goes down over time?.. I suppose it depends on how someone chooses to look at it.. :)



A concept that will be as useful outside of Wheaton Labs as in.  As an analogous example for me, meditation, seemingly one of simplest exercises in terms of mechanics, was/is one of the most difficult endeavors that I've embarked upon.  But a plateau arrives after much practice and traversing the learning curve.  Not yet 'second nature' cuz it seems still to take some effort, but that effort could be considered a 'cost'.  Does the cost go down over time?......still pondering, but in a way, the value goes up.   So a net gain in the long run??....  So far it seems that way to me and similarly I can't imagine a Boot leaving WL with an "I learned nothing" degree unless something else is amiss that may need reflection and perspective.

M -- A dentist might do wonders...or destroy a work of art.  Let the peas dry hard.....*really* hard....and then "Voile!..."  they will have replaced your real teeth without you knowing it!  ..... and Halloween is only weeks away  :-)

Keep enjoying the sun and strain!
 
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POST 399 (DAY 409, Wednesday, 2021.9.22)
[Morning Entry]

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John—I like your thoughts.. value increases .. and it totally is a meditation “of sorts” I’d say..

Inge—wow I’m liking them even more now
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Needs a fly net
Needs a fly net .. willow feeder at cooper cabin
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A Future Hydrant site
A Future Hydrant site
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Road to abbey trench
Road to abbey trench
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Never thought I’d like this contraption
Never thought I’d like this contraption.. but I do!
 
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Using pex pipe is new to me. One of our hydrants got sloppy and loose without any galvanized pipe to steady it. I didn't wanna dig it back up, so I drove a t post next to it and fastened them together. I suspect that you guys have already designed to prevent that problem. I'd like to see what you do about it. Hope you get more pictures...
 
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T Melville wrote:Using pex pipe is new to me. .... I'd like to see what you do about it. Hope you get more pictures...



I hope it's not hijacking Dez's journaling, but I'm going to be curious about progress here as well.  Our water lines are 5-6 feet under ground (freeze depth here is 5') and one of the 10'-long hydrants is mis-behaving.  So it will have to be dug up at some point and if I damage the delivery line(s) in the process, I was hoping to use PEX or some equivalent to make the repair of any damage done.  The hydrant itself probably will be replaced, but that additionally will require breaking up the concrete surrounding it. :-/  At any rate, I'm jealous of Dez's "dig depth" on that trench!......Our 6 ft trenches really max-out the reach on my mini-backhoe.
 
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POST 400 (DAY 410, Thursday, 2021.9.23)
[Morning Entry]

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Morning meeting
Morning meeting
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Angle 2
Angle 2
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Shadow of the south beam at 1pm.. is cast across the floor just under the north beam
Shadow of the south beam at 1pm.. is cast across the floor just under the north beam
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Trench near cistern
Trench near cistern
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Supper time
Supper time
 
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Congrats Dez....400 days in the life shared.  Please take this as 400 thank yous sent!  (cause if I really did that it'd be annoying to everyone!).  Cheers.
 
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Congratulations on 400 Dez !!!

Over half way to 700 !

Nice to see the meeting area ( Lol at Grey's business time suit ), and to see the progress on the Solarium and the trench.

Round wood structures are so aesthetically pleasing. (:
 
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