Archive for the 'planning' Category

saddling up

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Well, things are coming together. I have most of the rest of the year scheduled. I’ll be visiting East Wind, Earthaven Ecovillage, Blue Heron Farm, Acorn and Twin Oaks communities, and possibly Sirius and Ecovillage at Ithica in the northeast. Both the map and the calendar have been updated to show current plans. New places, […]

plans vs reality: part 2

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Apparently up here in the north, there is a thing called “snow” and when it falls, it collects on the ground, and stays for the entire duration of cold weather. This “snow” as it is called can be quite a hindrance as it covers everything, and must be forcibly moved to get it out of […]

plans vs reality

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Yeah, so things didn’t really work out like that (do they ever?). It took all day for the garage to fix my car (they replaced the boots, not the axle), so we didn’t leave Ada until 5pm on Thursday. Karen Jean generously offered to pay for a hotel room for us Thursday night, and we […]

let the camping begin!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Tomorrow morning, I’ll have the front axle of my car worked on (eek!) because of a torn boot, and then we’ll head out to Oregon. We’ll drive and camp in the areas of: Albuquerque, NM; Flagstaff, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Eugene, OR. On Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll join the Lost […]

the great purge

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

So we’ve been running around for the past week like chickens with our heads cut off. Posting 10 things on craigslist in the wee hours of the morning makes the next day very hectic. Try doing that twice in a week. We have finally gotten rid of most of our furniture (only a broken desk […]

mobile internet!!!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

I am posting this from my powerbook through my new RAZR V3 cell phone (acting as a bluetooth-connected modem). While it’s definitely not as fast as broadband, it does work. I tried two different bandwidth tests and one of them timed out after 3 minutes and the other one tested as 3.6 KB/sec down/2.1 up. […]

getting down to the wire

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

We now know that my last day will be Monday, January 23. This will give me about 7 days to finish planning, get rid of all of my stuff and to get our apartment cleaned out and cleaned up. I’m making a final list in the wiki of the little things that will need to […]

Research update

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

I realized today looking through the wiki that there is so much information that I’ve attained that I haven’t added yet. I’ll work on that tonight.
In other news, Benjamin and I bought our first pair of the awesome Liner and Wool Hiking socks I described on the gear page (and in the christmas list) […]

The mysteries of the internet are revealing themselves

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

such a dramatic title… really, I’ve just finally figured out this thing enough to post something.
so as Benjamin would say Woo-hoo, here we go!
I’m at a good place in the gear research. my next step is to compose a complete list of all of the gear we’ll need, both gear we have and gear we […]

planning state

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

In case anyone is reading this thing already.
The state of our planning thus far-
April has done a lot of research into the Gear that we’ll need for the trip, including a hard-core tent, sub-zero sleeping bags, warm clothing, etc.
I have just registered both of us to join WWOOF USA so that we can get hooked […]