Water Works

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Something I didn’t mention before, is that during the time Alice was visiting, Mander had sprung a leak. Two leaks to be exact. What should have been a semi-easy task of fixing Mander’s water lines became more like working on a chain gang. A chain gang where everyone laughs hysterically at how miserable they are.

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Happy New Year!

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After Alice and I were done spazzing out over the amazingness of where we were, a beach patrol woman rolled up. She informed us that the tide was going to move in quite a bit and if we didn’t want to get washed away, we better move.

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Need for Speed

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The first thing Alice and I did together was….nothing. The weather turned cold and rainy so we hunkered down inside Mander and talked for hours. We literally met, went inside Mander and didn’t surface for over 36 hours. I think that is a testament to how easy we felt it was to be around each other.

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Alice Comes to Austin

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Way back when I was building my home in Mander, there was a girl in California, named Alice, building a transmission for her 1963 Ford truck. We found each other on Instagram and began bonding over how in over our heads we were. We both had taken on enormous projects with no previous experience, in hopes of making our dreams come true.

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Austin’s Nature

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The kind of cities I like, are cities with a good dose of nature mixed in. It just so happens, Austin is that kind of city. The Colorado river and a warm natural spring run through the city. You don’t have to go far to find a place to hike, bike, get on the water or just appreciate the feeling of being surrounded by nature.

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