That's me (on the right) at the West Oakland post office, happily handing over the signed book contract Matt and I have been negotiating since May. Over the next year we will be working on the manuscript. Sorry to be so secretive but I don't want to give away our awesome idea! More details soon.
I spent another week on the Lost Coast, re-surfacing Leah's tiny deck. This is my work table for the week, with views of the Pacific and Big Flat:
A couple of the joists under the deck had rotted out over the years. Here's the deck before:
I was lucky to re-use the redwood deck planks. They were still in good shape.
I almost brought back a stray cat. His tail was lopped off and his ears are all chewed up, but he's friendly. He walks like a pit bull. Meet Mr. Man:
This week, Matt and I are teaching a chicken coop building class with City Slicker Farms. We'll check in next week with photos of the coops we are building for a few lucky West Oakland residents.