Saturday May 8, 2021 Guerneville CA.
It seemed like a good day to go up and see if the Hermit was still alive.
Waking up Nathan
His door was open so I looked in. The cat was laying on the floor and I could see Nathan asleep in his living room. I rang the bell again vigorously but he still didn’t answer so I went in and shock his arm a bit and that did the trick.
I decided that today I’d talk to him about his past so that’s what we did. He’s been around a bit and had a lot to say. I was particularly interested in his time in San Francisco during the hippie era when he did readings so I asked how he got started in that. I asked how he got started in reading people.
He said he was doing some reading for fun for some of his friends but didn’t really think much about it until some famous readers from the city informed him that he was a reader and demonstrated some of their skills to him which helped convince him that he was a reader.
Not a fortune teller
Notice I called him a reader of people and not a fortune teller and we talked about that and readers don’t consider themselves fortune tellers and he made that point clear which I already understood.
Anyway he started reading for people in the city and did that for 7 years until returning back home to where he is now.
We had a good talk and he enjoyed thinking back on that and telling me about it.
I usually don’t stay too long as eventually I can see he’s ready for a nap and I usually say it looks like it’s about nap time and say my goodbyes.
Checking the tanks water level
Using a lot of water
That means we need to conserve water a bit to get the tanks filled back up.
Checking the spring water flow
With the tanks low I needed to check the spring water flow into the tanks so I walked up to these valves and measured the water flow into the tanks using the gallon paint can and timing it for how long it takes to fill the paint can. It showed we have about 2 gallons a minute coming into the tanks about the same as last time I measured it which means we re using too much water.
Being spring it means the plants need a lot of water and my brother uses it for some of his farmers market vegetables which can really put a dent in it. We do have some water wells which he is switching to so that will help.
Dirt bike ride
I rode on up the main road and stopped here and there to throw some sticks and rocks off the road.
I headed back down the hill and went on home and did some chair hopping.