Bob decided to move the restaurant onto our HDTS parcel this weekend – He, Brooks and Brad dug up and disassembled the structure on Saturday, and on Sunday a larger group of us came out to transport and reinstall it. I coaxed Travis and Jack out there after brunch for what I loosely referred to as “an hour or two of digging” – but once we got into the project they super graciously stuck around to see it through. Bob had made an “off road” cart to move the steel panels with and things went fairly smoothly until the very end of the day when we were starting to lose the light and realized that the bottom of the hole needs widening in order to fit the panels together. (one of the panels torqued when we tried to slide it into place) I think I may have overheard a few sad sighs from Bob about not being able to finish what we had begun, but it made the most sense to all of us to return when we were fresh and had more daylight and less stress. (Don’t miss the next incarnation of Secret Restaurant: “Full Moon Ramen” on March 15th!)
Back in uniform. For the last few years I’ve been making my clothes out of panels – with a few similar panel options for each season. But I’ve been missing the more stringent “one garment at a time – all the time” dictate – it’s just easier, and it’s also so much more challenging to make a garment that you know you are going to have to wear a LOT. The leather skirt is second hand and works great with wool thermals layered underneath… really warm when the desert gets cold. And I crocheted the sweater out of really beautiful variegated grey merino wool. Also worth mentioning is that in summer of 2013 I finished two decades of uniforms. So its now going into the 21st year of this project… amazing!