Reflections on February, 2017

Wow, talk about a short winter. I think we’ve had over 5 days of t-shirt weather and fewer than that number of freezing nights. I’ve noticed that my mood fluctuates according to the weather. On the days when it has felt like spring and even summer, I am full of energy and exuberant about […]

Reflections on November, 2016

I need chocolate. I mean, really need chocolate. “The struggle is real,” they say, or “First world problems,” they say. Well “they” actually live in this “first world.” I know, that was way too many quotation marks. Such is the real world. Quote, unquote all the hardships that people must go through in life to […]

Reflections on August, 2016

In case you were wondering, building a house is exhausting. I mean serious, fall-asleep-before-your-head-hits-the-pillow exhausting. We’ve been at this house-building business for 3 years now and I am tired! I’m tired of climbing up on the roof, looking for misplaced tools, cobbing and re-cobbing, cooking on fires and unconventional stoves, traipsing to the outhouse, and […]

Reflections on July, 2016

The fireworks were a blast. The flies are terrible. The heat is miserable. Happy July. The end.

Well that’s what I felt like writing during my 102 degree fever on a 102 degree day near the end of this month. Why did I have a fever? I don’t know. I’m better now. There is more […]