Isn’t technology wonderful. There was a time I didn’t think so. A time we nearly rejected it entirely. But! It’s brought us to you. It’s given me a reason to write my thoughts. People to share them with. Today, I’m reminiscing because it’s been awhile. A lot has happened and it’s tricky to remember all the things. I’ve taken 6,059 photos since we’ve started the build. The number looks small actually. The last 3 years narrowed down to 4 digits and a comma. Six thousand and fifty nine photographs. 5 words still doesn’t seem to do it justice but there it is. Maybe some of the big things in life truly aren’t that enormous. Building Rediviva is just a chapter after all. The dream, the dreaming, doesn’t stop there. I heard recently someone say, “Once you begin to realize a dream, live it, then it’s no longer a dream is it. The dream then becomes the next thing.” Garrett embraces this as it is what pulls him forward. He is a dreamer. More, more, next, next, dream bigger, dream on, push yourself. I too think of the future but with reflection always on where I’ve been. A dreamer in a different sense. How did we get here? Where could we go? Today is because of yesterday and tomorrow is determined by what’s already happened and my choices today. So bringing it back to my first statement; technology is wonderful. I no longer have to keep everything logged in my head, which is a good thing because Garrett will tell you “logging” especially accurately isn’t something my brain does well, I can have it all neatly organized in files.
My computer holds ruffly 1,000 photos at any given time and 4.5 hours of video footage in iMovie to make an episode. That makes up about 2 months so the last 3 years is held on 2 hard drives, Facebook, YouTube, and here. How wonderful is it to be able to look back on your life! Pictures and videos can make even the worst times somehow beautiful years later. What did today look like a year ago, two years ago? I can do better than tell you, as most of you read about it already years ago,
I can show you my memories:
Today 3 years ago we were laminating our keelson. We also made all of the keel patterns from the lofting floor and did the second phase of lofting, the half-widths, to get the bevels of our frames.
Today 2 years ago we were planing down our second stock of planking material. We also put up the first plank of the 8th run on both the starboard and port side. Garrett still stares at his wood to this day…and has a little in his beard.. right now..wait what day is it?
Today a year ago we were cutting, shaping and installing the cabin ceiling. We had our buddy Hoffa there to help and Swabie to watch our work and catch any mistakes.
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It’s not over yet! You’ll have to wait and found out what today brings just like everybody else 😉
Seize the day!