Next up: The injury. As many of you know, last winter my idiot self decided it would be somehow intelligent to take my creaking skeleton up to the slopes of mount hood to chase a pretty girl on a snowboard, which was great fun for all of 3 days until I caught and edge and crashed, snapping open an old and pretty serious sacro-illiac injury. Well, after one of the most depressing and sedentary years of my life I'm proud to announce that:
IT'S FINALLY HEALING!
I can't tell you what torture it's been not being able to move without pain all this time. After a winter and spring of pure hell, late summer I started walking without pain, then a little farther, then a short hike, then a light backpacking trip. As cliche as it sounds, you really can't appreciate what you have until it's been taken away for a while. Kayaking still hurts, and I'm nowhere near 100%, but I'm hoping that with more healing I'll be able to get back into a boat by early next year.
and please consider donating, we need your help to make this happen!
....which brings me to my next pitch: For years now I've been threatening to make a video, and that has finally happened, it's just not the video you expected. With funding for the restaurant at about 70% I threw myself into producing a Kickstarter video to help Lee get the rest of the way to her goal. I bought a professional camera, taught myself an editing program and worked insanely long hours to produce what I hope is a compelling enough story to get people to donate. In ten years I've never used this website to solicit anything, preferring to take a 'let-them-come-to-me' approach to business, but just this one time I'm going to make an exception to that rule and push this project hard for the next few months. Lee is a hell of a chef and her tireless work ethic has me convinced that she can make this farm-to-table restaurant a success. Watch the video and please consider supporting our venture. It's for a good cause.