Capt. Gaia here~ It's been a long while since I last posted.. It's been hectic & very, VERY busy here in Hawai'i! I am now working two jobs, plus trying to start my own craft business. Also, Ginsai Law is here in Hawai'i helping out. He's the only remaining member of my crew that still wishes to build the ship & sail with me, thus he is now my 2nd in command. He is also working two jobs~ & since we only have one car... it's meant very little rest for us both; esp me since I'm the only one with a driver's license.
Things are beginning to move forward more rapidly now. Ginsai has asked me to be his girlfriend... & since he's the bestest friend I have ever had, I figured he was worth the chance. So far things are good & we are handling the ups & downs of a relationship well. We've known each other for over 4 years now and have always communicated well; a must need to make any relationship last. Soon we will be building our first shared tiny home together~ He's 6'1" tall so he doesn't exactly fit in Mini Merry which is only 5'10" long..
Give us 3 months to save up the money and get the resources together for the build & then I will begin posting about the design and build process. If my calculations are correct, we should be able to build our shared tiny home for only $1,200, including the purchase of a brand new 6'x8' trailer as the base. This one will be made of solid white pine and have a thick varnish finish that allows the natural grain to show thru~ The design will be very similar to my design for the Mini Merry, only scaled up to the larger size of 6'x6'x8' with room enough for two adults and one infant/toddler; we both want to have a baby.
I was given a promotion at my new job at Walmart~ I have found upon returning to the company that I am treated better, paid better, & even have better benefits than I did at my gov't jobs working as a park/forest ranger, which is nice. I am slowly working my way up the ladder and hope to soon make CSS; Customer Service Supervisor. I love customer service & hate that it took me so long to figure it out. Now I can work more happily at a job that is less stressful and not so demanding.
I have also finally joined a martial art school; The Pacific Wing Chun Association. I've been attending classes for almost 2 months now. Despite the fact that the latest bout of eruptions from Kilauea have had me coughing & hacking from the vog causing me to miss 2 weeks of lessons, I am improving at a decent pace. I hope to soon test for my white shirt, which is similar to earning your first belt in Karate. By this time next year, my goal is to be a certified black shirt and have the ability to teach others Wing Chun as well.
Anyway~ I just wanted to drop a quick update before my Wing Chun lesson tonight. I hope everyone is well & having fun!
Remember- LIVE YOUR DREAMS!
-Aria D Gaia