Of all the things that we have learned these past two weeks in Georgia, one of the most exciting has to be Mary’s love for power tools; the louder and heavier the better. Our glorified pile of dirt and tires is starting to look a whole lot more like an Earthship. The roof is 95% complete, most of the windows in the front of the house have been installed and the solar panels are up and running. This week we traded in our sledgehammers and shovels for nail guns, skilsaws and drills. The weather was in the 80s most of the time and the sun shone down from a bright blue cloudless sky.
Besides working with power tools, Mary and I have more importantly improved our ability to work with each other. In many ways, our time in Georgia feels like a really awesome company retreat. An opportunity for all of the Greengoes Travel crew to get down and dirty, to become more patient, tolerant, motivated and resilient.
I can hardly believe that we have already built this much so quickly! Looking back on our time in Georgia I can see that the Greengoes Travelers that came in here at the beginning of the month are not the same as the ones that will be coming out at the end of this month. I am thankful that Mary and I have had this opportunity to polish up our working relationship and to round out our partnership. Look around our website, there have been many changes here the last couple of weeks as well. Our goal of running the best and most environmentally conscious hotel in Barichara is clearer than ever.