So I just went to my own blog to have a look at what I was doing on this day in years past when I saw it. I saw the number 19 next to the year 2014. Is that possible that I've only written 19 posts in the entire year 2014? Is it February? Damn, it's August. That means I've only written, on average, 2.375 posts per month. That means, on average, I've only written .6333333 posts per week. That means, on average, I haven't written shit this year.
How can that be? Well, let's look at what I used to write about when I used to write
1. water. I used to write about the lack of water, of tubes being cut and disconnected, of neighbors fighting over a limited supply. Now, my water comes from the city into my house and I pay for it, just like most people in developed countries. Not many stories in that.
2. heat. It used to be hard to come by, now it's not. I've got 3 stoves keeping the 900 square feet of my house toasty warm. This of course wouldn't be a topic for blogging right now anyway since, as I mentioned earlier, it's August now not February.
3. house construction. Yep. That topic is closed now too. Pretty much everything is done. We have a stairwell connecting the two floors of the house, the upstairs is no longer threatening to cave into the down stairs, we have a bedroom in which bugs don't fall on our faces at night when we sleep, and we have a bathroom WITH a septic tank connection. What else do we need?
Well, obviously, for the sake of the blog, we need a new project.
I got my eye on this...
Friends, isn't it beautiful?
In a rough estimate, it should cost about a half a mil (euro, not dollars) to buy and fix up.
500,000 euro, that's nothing.
Here's what we do, my plan is very simple. Everyone of you reading this blog right now should go to my website (www.mabergadesigns.com) and buy something -- a bracelet, a pair of earrings, a hat, whatever. And then all 12 of you should tell 10,000 of your closest friends and family members to do the same. That's it. Money raised, reconstruction commences and the stories start flowing. 120,012 pairs of earrings for all the blog fodder imaginable for YEARS to come.
What d'ya say?
PS. while you're at my website, check out the photos of Morris, and Morris' Brother, and Morris' Other Brother in the maberga designs blog.