Friday, September 23, 2011

Makin' Some Money and Takin' My Medicine...

Hey y'all!

I only have time for another short update, so here it goes...

I got a job working for Brian Love, one of Earthaven's natural building contractors. It is going really well. He is building this absolutely beautiful eco-mansion for a newly-wed couple. It is really stunning, and I hope to get pictures one of these days. I have done a lot of sanding and finishing, using a natural finish call Rainforest (which smells like orange peels). Today I had to stand on the (unfinished) counter in the kitchen to sand and re-finished some damaged areas on the joists and the sub-flooring. A few years ago I don't think I would have been able to do it, but having climbed Machu Picchu, I can now handle dangling precariously four feet above the concrete flooring to get that little spot just out of my reach.

I have also been managing a slight head cold. Luckily, I have plenty of herbalist friends around help me heal myself. River Otter made this super awesome elderberry-wild cherry syrup (for respiratory support). I gotta say, I love the good, old fashioned medicines made with fresh berries and herbs, local raw organic honey, and a fair bit of brandy... to preserve it, y'know.

Well, busy busy busy. Off to dinner now.




  1. I'm with you on that head cold. I had a chest infection of some sort, and I've been recovering slowly. Your posts are brilliant, don't mind me.. I'll continue to lurk and read. ;) Cheers my friend.

  2. Brain Love? Cool name for a company. Eco-mansion? Sounds paradoxical. Can a 4000-sq-ft home be green?

    I know, I know, you probably just meant to say Brian. :P

  3. Minor dyslexia + no time to proofread = minor misteaks. Next thyme i rite post in lolspeek sew u no can tell if i no how to spel wurdz correktlee.