Week 4 Day 1, Micah McCloud’s Adventure Journal
Before I go any further, I need to finish introducing my wife, Rachael. She’s Overemotional, Loves the Outdoors, a Virtuoso, Green Thumb, and a Computer Whiz. Her lifetime wish is to have a Perfect Garden. Her best friend is a man named Roger Whitehead. Being that one of the important things in building my island is finding more people to live here, she invited him over and tried to sell him on the idea. If his enthusiastic response means anything, he’ll be a good addition to the island.
He immediately decided his goal would be to build a second hand store on the island, and started learning to sculpt. Roger is a vegetarian, virtuoso, lucky, diva, angler, and wanted to be a vocal legend. (Turns out, he can’t sing worth a lick, but his creative mind works out great for sculpting.)
With the new addition to the “family”, a bigger hut and more furnishings were in order, so I spent the whole morning on that task.
The garden I started is now flourishing under Rachael’s expert hand, and she’s looking forward to the park she’ll eventually set up on the Shores.
After expanding the hut, I invited Fransisca over in the hopes of getting her on board with moving to the island as well. It seems she’d already had that idea in mind, and she had come with her luggage! She is flirty, a party animal, clumsy, childish, athletic, and a cat person. Her lifetime wish is to be a heartbreaker. One thing she’s sure the island needs is a bookstore, and she’s always wanted to learn to write, so she plans to work on that while she’s here (and brought her computer to that end.)
Then, something happened none of us had planned. Fran met Roger.. and everyone could see the sparks fly.
Before the evening had even ended, they were talking marriage and retired to their room. Rachael and I giggled about it, then went back to working on our skills despite. We were grateful for the thatched roof over our heads when a thunderstorm decided to blow through just after dark.
Week 4 Day 2, Micah McCloud’s Adventure Journal
With all the new traffic in the house, things are likely to break.. and that’s what happened when I tried washing the breakfast dishes this morning. Good thing I’m handy enough now to fix it in a jiffy! I then spent the rest of the morning upgrading the new stove and the washing machine. Rachael put up a clothes line out near the garden, and we all eagerly anticipated having clean clothes.
The first bills arrived late morning and I quickly wrote a check for Edith (the mail lady, remember?) to take back the the mainland with her.
I guess the thunderstorm never really went away, because it rained most of the day. Roger and Fran spent the day working on their new skills. I hoped Roger in particular wouldn’t get sick from sculpting out in the rain, but he didn’t seem to mind it!
Week 4 Day 3, Micah McCloud’s Adventure Journal
Today was one of those days with not much to write home about. All of us had stuff to do – Rachael worked in the garden then played chess, I worked out then tinkered around with the sink, trying to figure out why it broke yesterday. Roger sculpted, slowly getting better at it, and selling his pieces for more and more money. Fran worked on a book on her computer at the makeshift desk we made for her.
Our first load of laundry was out on the line, drying on the one dry day we’d had in quite a while.
Week 4 Day 4, Micah McCloud’s Adventure Journal
Today was Fran’s birthday, but most of us were too busy to hardly notice. That didn’t dampen her spirits, however, and she finished her first book and started immediately on her second.
For the rest of us, it was just another day of skilling.
Week 4 Day 5-6, Micah McCloud’s Adventure Journal
Another two days of skilling.
Rachael’s allergies acted up while she was out in the garden, so she was all stuffed up for most of the day.
The second day, it rained quite a bit, again soaking poor Roger – whose sculptures were really starting to look amazing.
Week 4 Day 7, Micah McCloud’s Adventure Journal
Today was Roger’s birthday, he turned into an elder, but didn’t let that slow him down.
Sorry the end of the week was so boring, but at least there were a lot of skills improved!