Saturday, January 12, 2008


Last Saturday and today were spent at Habitat. Spending the day giving back to the community is a great feeling, especially since its Lawrence. But really, that is usually just an added bonus to the fact that someone will give me tools and let me play. Manual labor is so satisfying! I can really, truly know that I have accomplished something because I can see it. Tomorrow's goal is another minor construction project- creating another entrance to the degu cage on the top. The kids have become rather bold and both run right out if I open the door. An opening from above might allow me to take them out individually and without them escaping. I'm crossing my fingers it will work, since they seem to have a slow learning curve when it comes to following the command 'come here.'

My apartment complex finally has recycling! After months of badgering and sending recyclables home with various visitors I can recycle paper, cardboard, glass and plastic. I thought metal was a pretty commonly recycled material, but we'll celebrate small victories. The newsletter announced this accomplishment as going GREEN (their emphasis)- while this is an environmentally friendly move, I would not go nearly so far as to say this place is 'green.' These are the things that make me want to buy a place here.

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