In January I had to admit to myself that I wasn't making videos or teaching classes any time soon, so I agreed to help my girlfriend remodel a derelict house she owns. Together we could do it cheaper than contractors would, at a pace my body could handle, and end up with a great place to live and work out of. So after building a couple commission kayaks and sending them off to Alaska, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work.
This year I actually got around to making a solar food dehydrator which works amazingly well and we have dried literally hundreds of pounds of neglected fruit that would have otherwise ended up on the sidewalks. Liz gets the one liner award for challenging my claim that I was helping the local church by picking figs that were starting to litter the sidewalk: "Whatever you need to tell yourself, you're stealing from God."
I'll finish this update with the time honored tradition of sharing my favorite photos from the year. Notice the glowing Tomatillo plant I made with Christmas lights and an Xacto knife! If you like these photos I'm capefalconkayak on instagram. I'm incredibly fortunate to have so many good places, people, and things in my life right now. Thank you to all the people who have reached out to me, and apologies to anyone I haven't responded to, things get rough sometimes and a lot slips through the cracks. I wish all of you the very best in 2017-2018.