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Five Days of Mindful Agony

This time my only injury was some mat burn on my left instep. I must be improving! Every year my body awareness, mindfulness, martial skill, and gratitude for this tribe increases. For many Springs we’ve had one of the larger … Continue reading

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Plugging the Insectoid Firehose

The Spring Insect Explosion here in Austin has been flooding past the tiny gaps in my roof ring bug screen as though pouring from a fire hose. Excited, horny bugs you would never guess could fit through such tiny holes … Continue reading

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Visitors?!? Quick! Hide It Under the Bed!

Watch the Magical Mechanical Storage Bed transform in less than three minutes! In Twin/Couch Mode: First the right and left doors on the bottom open up, and the legs are folded out from underneath, which shows off the storage space. … Continue reading

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Countertop Nirvana

After the arrival of the new fridge, I’m hard at work creating the next phase of the yurt countertop! I’ll have to office near the door where I can see outside, the cooking area in the middle, and the sink … Continue reading

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Shields Up!

I spent about three hours resizing a magnetic doorscreen for the yurt! It has no windows, so the only way to get airflow without using the AC was to open the front door, which lead directly to Mosquitopocalypse. It also … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Cold

Summer is coming, and as much as I like to Get The Fuck Out of Texas once is starts over over 100 degress, I’m sure I’ll be here for at least a portion of it. I’m intending to add a … Continue reading

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Behold! The BATCAVE!

Our valiant router’s Time of Trials is at an end! Behold the Bat Cave! For months our poor wi-fi router has been strapped like a shrink-wrapped cyberpunk Jesus to an outdoor upright on the barn, protected from the elements only … Continue reading

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