It seems that I've taken a winter off in reporting the progress. In my defense, I'm pretty terrible at this. Is that a defense? Well it's all I have to work with.
Let's start with summer's hope: We decided we're taking Eisley across the US this summer. Four people. Five weeks. A little, unfinished Airstream. Haha! If you look at the last post you might wonder how that's gonna go. Actually, if you look inside Eisley today, you'll wonder... but I'll get to that.
That is the hope, right there. If I look at it too long I get butterflies. What could go wrong? That's a totally normal maiden voyage, right?
Did I mention that nothing has really been tested? Heck, major systems are still not even installed yet. In the next few days, I'll show you winter's work. I got quite a lot accomplished, but no where near enough. June has been, and will be, a huge construction push inside Eisley.
Sara says its a perfect example of how we do life. When we were expecting our first child 10 years ago, what did we do? Resigned our jobs and moved across country. My first year teaching? Bought a home. Sara's first year teaching? Decided to have a second kid. We tend to gravitate toward crazy. I guess with real stability developing as a family, we needed a dose of chaos.
Anyway, this summer we're planning of lots of visits to extended family, big cities, and the ocean. My daughter is just about to enter 5th grade (how on Earth did she get so old?) and a part of the curriculum is US History. We will explore some significant places on the East Coast so when she learns about them in school, she has a context.
Much closer to my heart, my kids have never seen the ocean. In my dreams, sometimes I walk on the beach with my mother picking sea glass. I want these memories for my kids.
My plan is to bring you with along the way.
I'm not an Airstream Jedi, yet. Airstream Jedi would have sounded presumptuous, like I know what I'm doing. That couldn't be further from the truth. Padawan is a title I can hope to live up to.
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My friend Mike is building an airplane. Check it out.