It's been staying right around 12 below zero f. so we're getting a lot accomplished inside lately. We sleep in shifts so gertee stays toasty warm. The RadiantGuard is coming in so handy for keeping the heat contained and away from the bed and kitchen that I'm going to send pics and a testimonial to the company. This stuff is so amazing...all we do is hang a sheet between us and the fire and it cools you down immediately. I wrapped myself in it when cooking over a hot fire the other day, kind of in a joking manner, but now I'm sewing a heat-resistant apron out of it. Best of all it blocks the heat from my new loft sleeping area, and without it I couldn't sleep up there, it's suffocatingly hot near the roof. Now my bed looks like a tin-foil sci-fi bed.. hehe.
"2020" is about ready for printing and the additions are even better than we'd hoped. Because the new Canadian perspective from Paul Barnes is so compelling and detailed, we're discussing soliciting "2020" stories from people all over the U.S. and abroad. Nord's seeing it as a growing people's testimonial to the many ways comunitarianism can be applied locally, and a way for everyone to have a "voice." I think that might be a new book altogether, but maybe she's right. We once wished we had time to share everyone's stories... and now maybe we can.
For example, Granted Right sent me this article in the Southern Oregon Mail Tribune:
"Commissioner recommends ban of off-road vehicles from five Southern Oregon areas"
GrantedRght's comment to the above article is thus: