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In addition to testing the furniture and the floating message capsules this week, Mike and I also got to test out the bell we ordered.  After searching through tons of kitschy rustic bells with roosters and horses on them, I finally found this bell….


Mike and I took turns rowing out to the area we marked as our new ideal location for the island , while the other rang this lovely nautical bell.  We could each hear the bell loud and clear, so the bell idea is a success.  After the opening on June 20th, keep your eyes out for a yellow flag on the island.  If you see it sailing, then ring the bell mounted on a tree by the main beach and we will row over to give you a tour.

Also today, we taste-tested a couple of vegetables from the floating gardens.  We have not yet received the results from the water testing, but we were feeling adventurous.

We really hope the vegetables will be okay to eat over the summer.  The gardens are an important part of our project and the self-sustainability we hope to achieve.  At least we got a little harmless taste today.


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celebratory skins


Just got the word that Our proposal was accepted.  WE ARE LIVING ON THE ISLAND. The first thing Jess and I did was head to the Brass Ring for drinks and snacks,  meet our friend Tom Streit and enjoy some potato skins.  Now we really have to do this.  I’ m really excited but i don’t know why. Of course this is a huge honor and a great responsibility, but what does this mean. Is this going to be a life changing experience, or just another highlight in my life?

I’m waiting for it to hit me. Doesn’t feel real yet.  I’ll have another beer, i’m an artist.


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