Stuff with us this week.

– Debbie did a social enterprise course called “Sense and Sustainability” and I took a 3 day small business course on how to start up a business in Scotland. On Thursday, Debbie and I were in different rooms at the same building.

– Our cooperative had its first almost-official meeting last Sunday and we appointed Directors and decided on how this thing would run.

– Jessica Stricker is here for a few weeks from Austin . . and London.

– Electricians have reconnected the Sorting Room to the main grid and now, after a decade of no electricity, the lights turn on and the space is wired for action.

– Furniture action on Thursday and Jessica went for us. I bought two old stove for £1 each. Very cool. One from the 60’s and the other from the 1940’s. I also bought some old peat digging tools so we can start digging up our own peat from the ground for heating.

– Kids are well. Samuel did really well in his pre-lim exams.

– Our runaway goose named Christmas Dinner is still happily swimming around the harbour and getting fed by locals.

– I play badminton on Thursday nights on a pretty regular basis now.

– Debbie and I do Orcadian dancing on Tuesday nights and we almost always the youngest people there.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Lots of nice things going on 🙂
    We used to (in the 90’s)have this cool old stove from the 50’s. Inside the door there was a sign that said, “This stove made in adherence to United States wartime regulations.”
    It probably would still be going, going, going except that we lost it when the house burnt down. No fault of the stove, I might add.

  • ah, christmas dinner. hahah. good the goose is well.
    sounds like a fun time- badminton, orcadian dancing and stove buying for a quid.
    yay jessica! did she tell you that jason has your scarf???
    see you in austin?

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