today most of the
ReStore staff vanned it up to Lake Samish Lodge
for my and Re-Sources'
first ever work retreat. the morning was informative
and inspiring. people do various things for Re-Sources: some test water
and lobby for stronger environmental protections; some tour local grade
teaching ecology; some "deconstruct" houses from the top down to salvage
lumber and other useable material; some scavenge old buildings to separate
trash from the treasure and keep useful items out of the landfill; some run
stores where reclaimed goods are sold and home repair workshops are taught.
my assignment was to present what i like about
job. it wasn't difficult to come
up with a long list which boiled down to variety of work and sense
the afternoon wasn't quite as interesting. for some reason, 4 mormon-like
Education were invited to deliver their sales
pitch for 2.5 hours. i made it more than halfway through, during which
time i doodled on the back cover of a mostly blank sketchbook. it took
me a long time to arrive at the simplicity of these tangled worms. i
out everything else. maybe there's a lesson in that. i bowed out after
my drawing and went straight for the fridge. i put a
in each of my pockets
and cracked a third one then and there. i made it out back and sat on the
to enjoy the sunshine and lake. i offered beers around and quickly got 2
from that moment on things just kept getting better.... no more BS from fakers.