I woke up in the morning feeling not so well from my cold I was trying to kick. My throat was a little sore and I still had a bit of a cough. When I rolled over to look out the window I saw a deer cruising through the trees for just a second before it disappeared. The sight was majestic.
I proceeded to get up and start some water boiling for coffee before heading to Chateau De Poo. I was starting to feel a little bummed that this cold was kicking my butt so much and causing me to not get very much done around the lab. I guess no one ever plans to get sick and there’s never a good time for it.
When I finished having coffee and a little breakfast that Sara shared with me I followed Kai out into the trees surrounding the Abbey to get some footage of him harvesting junk poles and a few other things. He has agreed to help me get some footage of a bunch of different stuff while I’m at The Lab.
After that I headed down to Basecamp so I could get some pictures and videos uploaded. It took me a little longer than I had planned because I had so many photos I wanted to get up. I created separate blog posts for all of these journals, I figured it would make for easier reading than one large week long post.
When I was finished with my online stuff at Basecamp I headed up to The Lab to eat some lunch and finish some stuff I planned to do for the night. I needed to clean out the burn chamber of the rocket mass heater in the Abbey so it would burn cleaner as well as pull some lumber out of a scrap pile and stack it on the porch or the Abbey so it would dry. I had planned on making a ladder for one of the bunks.
After dinner Kai, Sara and I jammed a little bit on the guitars. We ended up having a great little groove on Cortez Cortez by Neil Young. It was cathartic to play some music and jive with the other gappers in this way. I was playing a bit of lead as best as I could even though I’m not much of a lead guitar player.
I went to bed with a smile on my face and started to look forward to the next day.