I am still in California, getting my belongings organizerd for shipment: hardwork,, long hours, and today it got up to about a hundred degrees in LA. Smog burned my eyes. Traffic crowded the streets. However, the city moved along pretty smoothly, and regardless of the crowded streets and high degrees, I am accomplishing quite a bit each day. There are many decisions to be made about what to keep and what not to keep. If I were moving within the LA area, I'd keep everything I had in storage. It was already the clarified version of my material life, broken down and simplified until it fit within the confines of a 10' x 10' storage space. Not my task is to break it down and simplify it to the point where it will cost about $1,000 to ship everything 3,000 miles to my new life on the farm in New York rather than $4,000. By the way, if any of my readers in the LA area know of anyone who owns or has an influential position at a manufacturing firm in the Southland ... if I could find someone with a pallet that some of my dear pieces of furniture could be loaded on for freight shipping, I could keep some precious things that I wish I didn't have to get rid of. Oh well. Alas ... decisions. Decisions. ~firefly P.S. We need more states represented in the Pike's Peak Project. I don't have the spreadsheet here where I am keeping track of the participants, but I know we don't have all of the states spoken for yet. Please help get the word out and let's show ourselves and anyone else who is watching just how beautiful our America is. Some of the states we still need are South Carolina, Virginia (I could be wrong about that), Washington State, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa ... there are more needed, but this gives you a taste.