Progress!

Hooray for our side! We now have a beautiful large septic tank! Only two drain lines for now (what we could afford). It's enough for now but we'll have to expand it later (add 2 more drain lines) when we begin building the house and studio.

Mark has been spending one day a week cleaning an area of the property, and what a huge difference that is making! He finished building Adrielle's work shed, and the trailer for hauling stuff to the dump and picking up materials. It's getting a lot of use, that's for sure! We have a new expanded chicken yard with 20 chickens and 5 ducks, that was a lot of work, but it's beautiful. So things are looking up.

I'll be posting a new page very soon with photos, videos, and updates on our progress on the land, which we are now calling "Zemer Levav's Artisan Retreat". Be sure and check back next week to see if it's up!

I have decided that what I needed to do to change my internal climate, was look at our RV as our "tiny home" as many people starting out are building. I've been focusing on making it very nice and homey, and that has done so much to make my outlook more cheerful. Being thankful for what we have is so important, and one of those things that is easy to forget.

I've also been scheduling my life, so I don't spin my wheels wondering what to do next (there's so much to do, it's easy to get spread out and lose focus, and finish nothing). I'm no longer good at multi-tasking as I used to be, and so I'm learning to focus on one thing at a time and finish it before I move on to the next thing. So, I've finished covering one couch, made a bunch of new jewelry, did a photo shoot with Adrielle and got them up on my "Etsy Shop" <click link to see! And many more small projects. That is very satisfying!

We are finally making forward progress on "Butterfly", I thought we would never get moving on that. I did some work on it on my own before we left on summer tour this year, some nice vocal "padding" and experimented with some lyre parts, which I didn't like, so deleted them. Now we have a preliminary mix and are sending it to Burt Yellin for some Cello, and Bass parts on his wonderful six string electric violin. Once he adds those, we'll send it to Les Morrison who has done violin on two of our past albums, to add some higher violin parts, then Baruch (our son-in-law) will do the final mix, we'll get it mastered, and voila!! it will finally be done!

Bet you didn't know how much work goes into one song! Whew!

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  • Diane Beaudoin

    Diane Beaudoin East Rochester, NY

    Good to come upon links per Mindy and Ralph on my FB. I have had the pleasure of hearing your family and taking you out to lunch at Wegmans many years ago when you came to Congregation Shema Y'Israel. It is goid to see what new things are happening in your journey and would be curious about any new music CDs. Bless you all and Shalom from Western NY. Diane

    Good to come upon links per Mindy and Ralph on my FB. I have had the pleasure of hearing your family and taking you out to lunch at Wegmans many years ago when you came to Congregation Shema Y'Israel. It is goid to see what new things are happening in your journey and would be curious about any new music CDs.
    Bless you all and Shalom from Western NY.
    Diane

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