On October 11 I decided to build a porch. On October 15 and 16 I had a helper coming. Then it took me another 4 weeks to finish. I called it done today, November 16. I put a big album of over 100 photos online with explanatory captions. There's even a few videos. Click the next picture to go to the album.
When my eye doctor told me I had Spasms of Accommodation it became a metaphor for my life. It is an opthalmic condition where the muscles in the eye are constantly contracting, trying to make things more in focus than they really are. I have science degrees in physics and oceanography. I appreciate the balance of nature and I embrace technology. I am a hermit in a tiny house in the longleaf woods of the Gulf Coastal Plain. I take pictures and build things and write essays on my blog. I like high quality objects that can be cleaned up and repurposed.
In 2012 I did a Small Year. My intention was to spend as little money as possible and stay home all the time. In January 2012 I bought two Spartan Aircraft aluminum caravans, 31 feet long, 8 feet wide, manufactured in 1949 and 1951.
In the spring of 2013 I completed the conversion of the 1951 Spartan into a permanent lab and laundry room. I'm keeping up the Small Year behavior. I have stayed within my home county and the two counties on either side of it for the whole year. I'm supporting myself by using my lab as a distribution center for a big eBay campaign to liquidate items I collected during the acquisition phase of in my 20s and 30s.