Quick catch up! After moving, dedicated to finding a new builder: done. Build starts Monday, the 22nd. CAN'T WAIT! The only thing is that I have a massive school project the week of the 22nd. If I start speaking alien, it's either the heat, the long hours, or the really long hours.... :s
Much as I love my hammock, I can't wait for a kitchen, not having to set up my hammock every night (usually in the dark), and the ability to stand up straight when I'm changing--the 5'10" shed just can't cut it for long!
Shower? Throw the hose over the ex-shed that has no roof on it, and shower Haitian style, from a bucket, watching the world go by. The plus 30 degree weather we've had lately makes it a welcome refresher from long days at work, and gives me an excuse to revert back to innocence. :)
Figured out how to live without a fridge--just don't refrigerate anything... eat lots of veggies, cuz if I don't, they go bad, and then the chickens get them, which isn't a bad thing either!! And no buying anything that goes bad without refrigeration: no dairy! That's about it, really....
Up with the sunrise--sometimes I hit my piano and open the barn door to the morning sun and the birds... glorious, until I think about having to find a home for the piano I refinished myself... got it for a steal on craigslist, battered and worn, and gave her new life... gonna be sad to see her go, but hoping it's not too far so I can play her often! Think I can build the piano into one of the walls of my LFH???
Had an awesome "land-warming" campout a couple weeks ago... so much fun, camping together, getting up at the crack of dawn together, and just hanging out with great people!
Dog loves the new place--rabbits everywhere, coons to be chased, and rats in the barn... he's working so hard, I hardly have to exercise him: he's on guard 24/7 and is pretty beat by the end of the day!
House should be done construction at the end of July--much later than I'd hoped, but before the rains start again! And as soon as it's done, I'm taking off to Northern Alberta for a quick gig doing cone harvesting and a break from business-as-usual... my competent staff will take care of business-as-usual down here for me, I will hate leaving my new house (and Dog), and the rats may get the last of my harvested seed from throughout the growing season (keep finding holes in boxes... better give the barn cats a raise or something), but I will love coming back to cooler weather, a slowed-down schedule, a new home, and a renewed umph-de-vivre!