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This project is from the Summer of 2010 and is now archived. Visit the IMA Island page for the next related project.

adding up

Towed another garden out to the island. After today there are three full units out. The first is attached to the island, the second is attached to the first and the third is attached to the second. They are much sturdier when the are all attached because they have a wider foot and are less likely to get a huge rocking swing or tip. It feels good to have them all out of my front yard and in the lake. I’m going to replace the bins that sunk and have a total of four units floating.

I’m noticing how much slower things go out on the lake. A simple task like tying wire on all the bins takes much longer because you have to gingerly maneuver the boat around or crawl out on the bins. Even getting out to the island takes a while. It’s over a half mile walk from the IMA where our oars and life vests are kept to the beach. Going out there for a simple task takes at least two ours with everything involved. I hope i don’t sound like i’m complaining, it feels very nice. I’m really excited for the pace of my life to slow down and i think there will be no way to help it once we start living out on the lake. Right now we are working at a fever pace. Jess leaves for Germany in about a week and we have some big things to finish before she’s gone. Once more of the material things are completed and we are just polishing the details or existing on the island, we will have more time to listen to the water or watch the herons fish on the shore. Can’t wait.

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