Breathe the fresh spring air

April 1st, 2016
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If there’s one thing I love to do when the birds begin chirping and the flowers start popping up, it’s opening the windows to the fresh spring air. That’s step number one to beginning my spring.

(Second for me, of course, is grabbing a lighter coat and racing outside.)

Opening windows wasn’t a ritualistic part of my life until I moved to Germany. I’d walk down the Berlin streets and see apartment buildings full of wide open windows and balcony doors. It didn’t matter if it was the retired woman with lace curtains or the young man who could stay up all night playing techno music and drinking beer—they all welcomed the fresh breeze … especially in the spring.

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A Reclaimed Wood Cupboard Too!

September 26th, 2013
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Thank you for the cheers and good vibes you all sent last week as I spoke at TEDxMinot. It really meant a lot! The event was fabulous, and I still cannot believe that I got to be a part. I’ll keep you posted on when the videos are live some time in the next month.

Meanwhile back here at the airport, Martin hasn’t slowed a bit. I sketched an idea for the cupboard above our sink, he drew the plans, and Jay the cabinet maker began constructing this in his shop:

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Cabinet Construction is Getting There

September 6th, 2013
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Drawers and doors are slowly starting to appear in our kitchen.

Thank you for all the cheers about the TEDxMinot talk. Between the baby and this coming talk, I really want the next days to fly by!

I try to squeeze into the kitchen to make meals when Martin and Jay are out working in the hangar. After all, hungry guys are never fast workers!

I think this progress means that everyone is fed.

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