While the train with Redford may be in the lower mainland, apparently things like coal, oil, and grain take precedence for disembarkation - so we wait. In the meantime I spent a couple of hours today getting our storage space ready. While Redford will be spending most of (his? her? neither? gender neutral? we haven't decided that yet...) time in a workshop for the next few months I know there will be time R will need to be parked in the barn. The barn will be the long term storage space after building is complete. That means protecting R from the barn swallows. Well, not the swallows themselves, but from their poop! We like the swallows and wouldn't dream of getting rid of them (we're not allowed to either because they are a protected species as their habitat is in decline) which means coexisting with them. I'm doing the building in the workshop to minimize disruption for the brooding swallows. So I was up in the barn loft changing some lights and suspending a tarp when lo and behold, several swallows arrived right at that moment! That was great timing as I finished the job fairly quickly and now that space is ready to go.
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.