Today’s report is brief. I made excellent progress with the shower stall. All, except one, of the pieces are cut, sanded and mostly in finishing = at least 1st layer of lacquer applied. Today I finally assembled the drain-plate (all wood structure to be covered inside with pond liner) … and that really came together nicely … it was great fun to see a design come to life and click together seamlessly.

Andreea spent all day in our bedroom 🙂 She tended to the rocket stove finishing as it heated it up and it is looking good … though there are some cracks she has managed to smooth most of them out and will tend to the rest tomorrow … most importantly nothing has fallen off. She didn’t let it get to hot … we’ll turn up the volume gradually. She has also (finally!) opened the colorful paints we purchased and is beginning to decorate both the windows and the rocket stove … I am writing this and she is still completely immersed in her painting 🙂 How wonderful.

Yesterday night we went on a planned online shopping spree. It is wonderful for me to look at everything we got as a reflection of where life is and where it is going: plant seeds, plant extracts, books on cob & forestry & birth & poultry, screws and wood sanding pads – ain’t that a s

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