We spent most of the day yesterday at the temple working to get up all the furring strips for when the sheetrocking crew comes on Wednesday.
I’ll admit, I’ve been feeling a bit crappy and haven’t been working nearly as much as some of the other incredible volunteers, but I am certain that the walls will be ready by Wednesday.
We have had a good crew the last few days, Guru Karam, Christian, Tim, Palma, Tow-bee Shonin, myself and even Kato-Shonin has been in the new temple drilling and chiseling away at things every day.
Its so much nicer working when there’s a crew of people instead of just one or two. Things seem to run more smoothly.
I am constantly trying to get more young volunteers to come work with us. I met two young men the other day who had come to visit, and gave them each my business card. I definitely feel like the closer we get to October, the more people we will find to take part in building the temple.
I hope so. My biggest disappointment in life right now is that I am going to miss the inauguration.
I stayed at Chieko’s house last night so
that I could come with her early this morning to head over to Mashpee for the powwow. I think its a rather appropriate way to spend my 4th of July.
Christian is heading back to NY today when the work day is finished. I hope I will get a chance to see him again before Australia.
Speaking of Australia — I spent a few hours online last night trying to find out the cheapest way to get to Perth. Chieko was suggesting I go to Japan and then Australia. I would absolutely love to, but it might be about the same price and a million times more complicated, so we shall see.
I talked to both Ammon and Jim today about the trip.
They are currently doing the Sacred Run for Leonard Peltier and other prisoners of conscience. Apparently…
(Chiekos back, more later)
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