Sukkah 2017

Two years ago I built a temporary outdoor room in celebration of the Jewish holiday Sukkot. Last year I missed my chance because I traveled to China for the duration of the holiday. This year it was time to plan and construct a new sukkah. I salvaged some 4×4 posts and decking lumber from another…

Sukkah

Last night, in addition to a heck of a lunar eclipse, was the beginning of the Jewish holiday Sukkot. The goal of the holiday is to construct a temporary outdoor shelter, or sukkah, and spend as much time as possible inside it over the next eight days. For a carpenter and outdoor enthusiast, it’s basically…

Two Hundred Fifty

I recently scanned through every post to the Engineer Unplugged blog, updating tags and categories and adjusting the text a little. In so doing, I realized I was nearing a milestone. This is the 250th entry to the blog I began in spring 2014, when I moved to Vermont to pursue the lifestyle of my dreams. The journey…