There are those days that you feel like you have accomplished nothing at all, then there are days when you feel like you conquered a great mountain! Today is one of those days. Yesterday as well. I think maybe I just needed a couple of days to breathe, and that feels like you are not doing anything. I find those days frustrating but also very very necessary. After the potato box I was just exhausted and also wanted a day to recover, not two days. Yesterday I gathered information and made a couple of phone calls. I did not leave my apartment for the most part, sadly. The landlord had a few things he wanted to do in my apartment and the electrician was here, so home I stayed.
Today I had to stay home as well to finish up the light problem. I did get a ton of things done yesterday and today. I was still kind of feeling bummed about things until I talked to Kara and asked her if she wanted to collaborate on a project and set up a Bio-Char project. She immediately said yes! This project is not one I am so passionate about, but I mentioned it to some farmers and they were interested. Their interest always gives me that little boost of energy I need. Today I mentioned the project to my supervisor who got really excited when he realized it could be used in a coal pot and sold. He saw a great potential in a revenue generating project. Well it was not quite how I saw it being used, but a spark of excitement is great, so run with it I will. The barrels will be delivered tomorrow, this is really going to happen.
I was asked to help with a project i my parish next week as well.I am not certain this will work out since I may be meeting someone important on Thursday. I hope to give her an answer soon, sorry it takes so long. The reality that I am struggling with my CASI is totally dimmed by the excitement a project brings in. So slowly I will try to gather community information but I am not going to stress on the lack hard data and focus on the relationships it requires to gather such data!