Friday, 18 December 2020

Brian & Leigh, December 2020

 Hello my friend,  
     We're officially Coloradans!  The California home is sold.  We're adapting to our new environs.  This unexpected relocation to a very small town on the Western Slope was a big, and definitely the right, move for us.   
     We're learning how to live in this area.  AWD is pretty much required.  Costco is ~2 1/2 hours each way.  It is snowing again today, deer are in rut, and the mountains are awesome.  We've been snowshoeing a few times.  We'll be skiing, snowboarding and snow kiting soon.  It's all worth it.
     Lots of projects are underway:  I'm using a little tractor/backhoe, a drill and jackhammer to level the ground for a dome greenhouse.  The electric car is a marvel.  'Town' is a mile away, and electric bikes make exploring and getting back up the hill fun.  Solar panels and batteries are in the works.  Landscaping is slowed by the snow.  Smart home stuff is going in.  My shop is coming together, now including welding and pneumatic gear.  Leigh has started working with people again.  She's not promoting anything, but word is getting around about her skills.        
     Windows, doors, lighting, flooring and such are in the planning and delivery stages.  We've finished building a totally necessary trailer to haul stuff around.  The guest house is quite livable now.  Holler if you'd like to visit!      
     We're learning about pellet stoves, hydronic heating, Mason jars, freeze drying gear, fermenting crocks, dehydrating and canning.  We're making yogurt, kombucha, nut butters and hummus from scratch.  There's an honor system grocery with incredibly delicious local organic produce within bicycling distance.
     Mystical things happen around here: lights, orbs, synchronicities, animals, plants, rocks, snow, the soil, trees, water, sun and wind all combine for a strong two way connection with whatever you choose to call the Presence.  Fiber internet allows us to participate in webinars and courses and Zoom with friends and family.
     We hope to complete the PV solar in January, a trip to India in February, the dome greenhouse in March, doors and windows in April and back to the Chesapeake in May to prepare for sailing Coddiwomple to Maine this summer.            
     I'm closing my business domain, so this is the last note from bjacobs@sourcones.com.  Reply to this email if you'd like to be included in my new friends list.  
     Many of the people we've met say 'I don't know why, but I have to be here.', or 'I was called here and this where I'm supposed to be.'  There is an instant sense of connection, interdependence and genuine interest in each other.  We know we are working it out together, whatever 'it' turns out to be.
     As always, I'd love to hear from you!  

Brian & Leigh