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POST 484 (DAY 494, Thursday, 2021.12.16)
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….. grateful for dreams.. one from last night—I woke up feeling a needle in my hand.. stung by a lizard’s spiked gills as I smothered its face.. it had jumped at me.. luckily it bit the napkin I was holding and not my hand.. but one of its spikes Broke off at the inner knuckle of the middle finger.. I picked it out hoping that the poison didn’t get in.. before the lizard showed up I was thirsty and trying to build a water filter by tracing a tiny winding stream in the sand.. before that a few folks and I were lost in the desert after a memorial service for some important and beloved man in a suit.. he went suddenly while walking down a hotel hallway.. before that I was at some formal attire party for this important and beloved guy.. woke up thirsty too..
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Winter morning sun into the solarium
Winter morning sun into the solarium
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Research
Research
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The bloom is on. Last year there were 13 I think
The bloom is on. Last year there were 13 I think
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Sew focused
Sew focused
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Making Christmas socks!
Making Christmas socks!
 
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POST 485 (DAY 495, Friday, 2021.12.17)
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….. grateful for waking up refreshed.. grateful for friends who care grateful for snowy days.. grateful for a safe place to learn and be..
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Xmas gifts!
Xmas gifts!
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The driveway is a bit icy
The driveway is a bit icy
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Sanding the paneling to brighten up the look a bit
Sanding the paneling to brighten up the look a bit
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Edge pieces going in, tongue and groove.. C
Edge pieces going in, tongue and groove.. C
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Camouflage attire
Camouflage attire
 
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POST 486 (DAY 496, Saturday, 2021.12.18)
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….. grateful for this place.. there’s something that happens when I stick to something for a long time.. it’s easy to stay when things are, well, easy.. the moment things get a little uncomfortable, the instinct to leave kicks in.. oh and I’ve left plenty of good things due to the discomfort of sticking it out.. this used to be a repeating habit for me into my twenties.. then one day someone challenged me to stick it out, when discomfort arises.. so I accepted the challenge.. then the urge to leave got even stronger, just before the clouds parted.. I learned that the sun shines in after the storm.. grateful for this anonymous friend who challenged me that day.. they did it without a single word.. just the way they lived their life spoke to me.. a father of two, a faithful son, a loving husband, a generous friend.. thanks Joe, for showing me a modest and good approach to life.. I’m sticking it out here in Montana now.. I’m going through some tough stuff these days, but I remain hopeful of a positive future.. because why not?.. and I plan to stick it out because, here, I’m surrounded by good people.. I won’t explain the details of my struggle just yet.. storms happen, and tough happens.. yet I have so much to be grateful for.. I’m learning so much..
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Back porch snowy hugels morning
Back porch snowy hugels morning
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Morning fire
Morning fire
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The heliostat was caked in snow, and lost its calibration. After I brushed it off, it recalibrated!
The heliostat was caked in snow, and lost its calibration. After I brushed it off, it recalibrated!
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It fixed itself.. genius
It fixed itself.. genius
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We got a pizza party for saving energy by unplugging the bullet fridge.. thanks paul!
We got a pizza party for saving energy by unplugging the bullet fridge.. thanks paul!
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Big moon
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Mr Fishes
 
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POST 487 (DAY 497, Sunday, 2021.12.19)
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….. grateful for proper winter gear.. a video about the shoes that have been serving me super well in this cold and snow.. my sister Jo got them for me! .. they help me feel ready for anything.. now I just need some waterproof pants.. I’ll probably get some frog toggs.. if there are any recommendations for an outer layer of waterproofing that’s very tough and good for outdoor work, let me know please!.. love this place..

 
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Dez Choi wrote:

….. grateful for proper winter gear.



I’m grateful that you are warm and happy!

I was looking at the permies leaderboard and your name is on there! So a belated congratulations and salutations.
 
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POST 488 (DAY 498, Monday, 2021.12.20)
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….. grateful for a restful weekend.. my body was super sore for some reason.. (probably lack of exercise).. it’s been more of a challenge than last year, to get back into an exercise regimen.. my mindset has been letting me slack.. “I’m too tired..” or “I’ll start tomorrow..” or “it’ll take too much time..” or “My body is still okay..” to each of these, there’s a retort, of sorts.. I’m tired actually because I haven’t been exercising.. starting tomorrow isn’t the regimen.. it actually doesn’t take much time at all, and the gain is usually two fold or more because of the increased energy levels, therefore productivity.. the body does better than okay when it’s limits are exercised, and the exercise is also for mind and well as spirit.. sooo there’s really no reason.. the trick is to just do it, even if I don’t feel like it.. then I’ll be happy I did it.. and so I must begin by turning the channel to the station that will help me get there.. applying the principle: input affects output..
…..just looked up “exercise” on y0utub3.. first thing that came up was “how to breathe”.. OF COURSE! :) I haven’t been focusing on my breathing for a few weeks now.. let’s go!
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Found this old plan for the dock cubbies while cleaning yesterday
Found this old plan for the dock cubbies while cleaning yesterday
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Crystals
Crystals
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2mm in diameter
2mm in diameter
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Landing on my shirt
Landing on my shirt
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