Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Assemble your own trailer break away kit.. ..1/2 the $

Assemble your own trailer emergency breakaway kit for half the price by purchasing each component separately. breakaway switch, battery charger/controller, 12 volt battery, plastic housing box.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The advantages of building with steel

I love building with steel.  it is very easy to make design changes when building with it,  and it is easy to read-use,  so it produces very little waste.  The strength to weight ratio is a benefit that speaks for itself: it won't burn or mold.

I have noticed that the entrance to the master bedroom/storage/Monkey room/loft access needed to be wider,  and it was a very fast afternoon modification.

" Sometimes a girl needs a truck" - Donny Rai

I am not gonna lie,  sometimes a girl does need a truck,  so I called my red-neck physicist Donny Rai. He had some errands to run on the same side of town as the supplies I needed, so we truck-pooled.  I would have had a hard time transporting the 16' rails to mount my solar panels and the plywood for my sub-floor by bike.  Thank you for helping me this morning

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Biking to Atlanta to testify before the Federal Election Commission

On behalf of the Georgia climate change coalition today I biked 60 miles from Athens to Atlanta Georgia. I am here to testify tomorrow before the vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission. The public testimony being sought pertains to the Effects of money awash in our political system In particular my remarks will speak directly to the tens of thousands of dollars which has been given to the political campaigns of the governors of Georgia Alabama and Tennessee by a natural gas company Spectra Energy based out of Texas whom the governor of Florida is a shareholder of. Spectra Energy has intentions of building the stable trail pipeline across many states to export fracked gas. Please follow the link below to see photos from this trip.

Also today the Georgia Water Coalition released its dirty dozen report. It details the 12 worst threats to water quality in Georgia . See number nine!

I am very grateful for the stability having my trailer provides to my life. Housing instability has been an issue for me since I was a teenager , but having provided that most basic need for myself allows me the time to undertake efforts such as this.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fresh moxie. " This jam is real! "

Thank you Ken Ogletree for being along for the ride for so long, being so familiar with my progress,  that with just a look at my rig you can plainly say "In 9 months you will be done. " Thank you Jean Mi of Poncili Creation for standing my the living room and telling me, while looking up,  " Don't stop.  Keep going! " I can see you and hear your voice!  Today I am getting back to work!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Poncili Creation!!!!!!!

 [ CHAOTIC         TRANQUIL    ]     PONCILI CREATION!!!!!!!

 I met Luis and Jose when I biked recently to Bread and Puppet in Vermont. The performing season there is over, so they hooked up with Puerto Rican Surreal Puppeteering Troupe Poncili Ceation on their tour. They came to Athens, so myself and Logan Shirah rented a room in  small hotel on the out skirts of town, transformed it into a theater and put on a show for them!!!! See more photos at HERE!!!

Thank you for coming to visit me at my house!!!! I look forward to touring with all of you in the future!!!! Paz! Gretchen