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This quote blew me away when I read it  today and I discovered a person I'd like to know more about:

This is when the magic happens: right when you feel like everything is going wrong, shift your attitude to accept that it’s actually going right. Our judgments of how we think our life should be are preventing us from reaching our Highest Potential. If you’re going through a storm, hold the belief that it’s the perfect storm for you to be going through and that you’ve been given everything you need to weather the storm. When the chaos subsides you will experience the Truth that is forever true; you are always taken care of, exactly where you need to be and your efforts are rewarded exactly when they need to be. Remember this Truth the next time a storm is on the horizon and you will grow wings and be able fly right over it and towards the calm waters of Trust and Universal love.” ~Jackson Kiddard

Yesterday I had some news that literally brought tears of joy to my eyes. Although Unemployment had told me the amount I would be receiving via mail, during the process it turns out I qualified for an extension since I've only been working temporary jobs since getting laid off, so I still receive the maximum amount. It's truly wonderful to be slightly less poor than I was!

Burning Man prep is accelerating. I reserved a car, bought a used bike rack, bought 8 two-foot ,1/2 inch diameter rebar stakes, bungies, gems to glue on my face, some toiletries, a paper thin full-length mirror and clothesline. I ordered two small solar lanterns for camp and my tent.

I really need to start hemming and embellishing my clothes. I don't really have that many.  Which is fine. I think that's tomorrow. I have another big trip to an army surplus store for goggles and to see whatever else they have I may need. I need a pad for under my sleeping bag...I am EXCITED and nervous!!

I did major work in my garden today. My hot pepper plants are huge, I see something like a flower coming along but it's droopy. I cleaned the leaves cause a few were shriveling, so I think  bug was sucking the juice out of them. I need a ladybug or two out there. I transplanted my biggest one and a smaller one into a huge pot, then switched a few others into the next size. Yesterday I cut back the basil and cilantro and have it drying. I think I may take a nice dried bag to Burning Man, my mates cook alot. After I clean up the balcony tomorrow --once the sun drys the floor-- I'll take a few pictures and post them.

Date: 2011-08-10 03:41 pm (UTC)
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Thank goodness for an extension!!!!!!!!! I like news like that.

Date: 2011-08-13 04:51 pm (UTC)
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I see what the other stuff is used for but why do you need eight 2' sections of rebar?

It's always nice when unexpected dollars fall our way. It's like finding money in an old coat you haven't worn since last year.

Date: 2011-08-13 09:19 pm (UTC)
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That makes perfect sense. I'll assume the Nevada high desert is hard a dry like our low Sonoran landscape. You might want to take your rebar stakes to a machine shop and have them sharpened on one end. It can be done on a bench grinder in a matter of minutes and I doubt they would charge you much ..... if at all.

The bad news is you'll have to venture into a rough industrial area. Welding shops would have the necessary tools as would a local car repair shop.

Driving blunt stakes into hard earth is not easy.

Date: 2011-08-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, bike riding in sand is GREAT.

I've seen people tear open a foot on tent stakes. A late night bathroom trip can be hazardous. I never walk barefoot in a campsite. That's jjust dumb. Some people will wear flip flops which are no better than barefoot if you jam a toe against a sharp object. I'm cringing just thinking what rebar could do to a foot.

You should pack a heavy hammer (5 lb sledge would be perfect) to bury your stakes deep, and a roll of duct tape. After you drive the stakes wrap duct tape around the exposed ends so no one can get cut on them.

Better safe than sorry.


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