Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Walk #314: The Slow Building Movement!

A walk down the road outside our house. Cloudy today. Looks like rain.

Ran into a neighbor who gave me a proud tour of his house. He then gifted me with a sackful of pomegranates. These "off griders" are a hardy lot. He told me of the early years living up here, when he would stop at the creek to wash up before work (they had no well).

"We would just roll up our bedrolls in the morning, since we only had one room in our trailer."

Through all of this, he managed to stay married to the same woman and raise two children. Eventually he built a house around the trailer...adding on bedrooms, a family room, a kitchen and lastly--a master bedroom (not quite done yet).

"Only took 15 years", he said.

Long live the slow building movement!


Ian Woofenden said...

Rode to a friend/colleague's place on the other end of the island. Probably about 15 miles round trip. I used the electric-assist bike, charging it at the other end, since there's a big hill on the last leg.

Rainy, dark, and 42, but entertaining, and still sweaty.

Allan Stellar said...

42 degrees? ugh...