I am overwhelmed with joy, awe and gratitude to every single person who showed up to shovel, pack and lay the sandbags that quickly came up to form the walls of our roundhouse cabin. Due to kitchen and baby duties, I was unable to be at the building site for much of the time but whenever I did pop my head over, this fascinating work ethic was immediately visible. It seemed like people set up their own goals and precision was beautifully respected. People fought with finicky barbed wire, pounded sledgehammers, got a cruel lesson in the difference between top soil and subsoil, tampered the day away AND started to make a plan for a repeat visit for Thanksgiving weekend!? How did we ever get so lucky?
Thank you to Alice, Andrea, Dad, Dave, Jeff, Kat, Kris, Kristine, Laura, Megan, Mom, Phillipe, Sean, Steph, Tim, and Vicky. You are all amazing!
Plans for Thanksgiving will get underway soon however in order to secure a pre-winter move in date we are thinking to organize a couple more weekend events prior to then to move things along. We're looking at next weekend (Sept 19). I know the sunburns and achy muscles will have barely faded by then for this group but if anyone else is interested or up for it we would love to have you.
Here are some links to blogs/websites from other local projects by people that were with us this weekend, including a great little post by Kat about the build here:
If anyone else has a blog or website that I don't know about and you'd like me to pass along then please let me know. Thanks again and hope to see you all again soon!