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August 15, 2023

today was a hot one for heavy lifting but the sliding entry door needed
to be removed, wall jacked up, and rotted support members replaced.
this house was built by an amateur and there was no way to get it all
perfectly plumb and level, but "good enough" is our motto and i got
everything stabilized. it was sweaty work but relief from the heat is
never far away. on the short walk back from the beach, we picked the
first blackberries of the season, noting the native species to be tastier
than the more common invasive "Himalayan." getting the door back in
entailed much grunting as daylight waned but we got it done just in time
then took another dip, sun already down, basking in silence and calm