Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday Ramble: Closing Up Shop

[Feel free to skip over this one - we're back!]

Back in the spring, Mesquite Hugger projects were going strong. The exercycle garden pump was coming together (very slowly), the local version of the CCL was being reborn, and I had been invited to talk about electric vehicles at a rally for science. Along with that, the garden plan was coming together and the pieces to build a pretty sweet electric bike and an electric scooter were stacking up in the garage. Things were looking really good.

But there wasn't much balance elsewhere in my life. The house was falling apart, the vehicles were falling apart, work was suffering, and (most important) my family was suffering.

So I backed off from the MH stuff and the DIY stuff and have tried to focus on matters closer to home.

In the meantime, the blog has devolved into an electric bicycle ad with occasional forays into other MH areas. And my small attempts at DIY projects have all gone very badly. Mesquite Hugger just ain't what it used to be.

So, it's time to stop putting energy into the blog and to put that energy into living better and pedaling more. This will be the last post.

Thank you to each of you who has spent time reading this blog and to each of you who is working and fighting to make the world a healthier, friendlier place. Keep up the great work!

May you be blessed in all of your eco-friendly ventures and may you find a joyful balance in your own life.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Fossil Free Friday Sunrise

This morning
 
 
May you have a great Friday!
 
PS. My weirdly proud/vane moment this morning - I oogled an image search for "fossil free bike" and the whole screen filled with images from this blog. (Grizz read to me that all writers have enormous egos. I hear you, Grizz. I hear you.)