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Friday, April 1, 2016: Raising the bar

Today’s main photo shows Wade working on his laptop at the new bar counter Cam installed today in our shared office space. Cam built the 12-foot counter in our workshop from two $5 wood doors he bought used, one oak and one mahogany. I contributed two bar stools, an adjustable leg for support and some organizing.

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Cam, left, tries out the counter he built in the Vancouver Cohousing workshop.

I’m in awe of people like Cam with building skills. When I drive a nail, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be crooked. Just lucky I don’t hammer my thumb.

I’m planning to spend some time this weekend at the counter enjoying the mountain view. It will be a break from working all day at home.

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Betsy and Lorne in the Bay Area in 1968.

Today I got a lovely message from Betsy in New York marking the 49th anniversary of when we met in 1967 on Kibbutz Nirim in Israel’s Negev Desert. I’m so glad we reconnected last summer when I was in New York for a family wedding, the first time we’d met in 40 years.