With spring in the air, I’m excited to get working outdoors at the Lighthouse property. We’d like to level out our backyard, clean it up and prepare it for a small kids park with a half-pipe! I’m beginning to put this together for a Kickstarter project to raise awareness and funds – but first thought a nice pretty flat area would help folks catch the vision. Step 1 – find a bulldozer.
It takes a long time to find stuff in Ukraine. Whether it’s a small piece to a broken dishwasher, or a part for your car, you need determination, patience, connections, and a lot of time! This isn’t something to be explained really, it must be experienced.
I’ve come to embrace the hunt. I think it happened somewhere around year 2 of the Cafe project. There are so many things you simply can’t get here, particularly for business so you learn to live with active lists and a watchful eye everywhere you go.
We found there were 4 in our town, however 2 were broken, one overwhelmingly stuck in mud, and the other busy for at least 2 weeks but we’d be responsible for finding a truck to deliver it and way to unload it.
We’ll keep you posted. We’re now looking in the next town over. I also need to speak with the Mayor about this as the moment a tractor enters our property I’m sure the rumor mill will start swirling in our small town!