|Dell Volunteer Mary Berg Gets Acquainted with the Dude|
Woke up ten minutes before staff meeting was to start at 8:00, took the world's fastest shower and got there at 5 after. Biggest news on the agenda was the impending opening of our first off-campus house in Taylor and the arrival this weekend of a new resident at the Ranch.
|Mary puts up trellis for snow peas in the garden|
|Sandit Works Priming Joseph House|
|Cataloging and moving ceramic molds|
|Restoring a Culvert|
Dell also donated a new server to us, which we just got installed, joining up with Mr. PC of Austin to handle the switch, and my, what a difference. We've about got the bugs out and are just now understanding what a huge difference this will make.
I overheard Michael and Alan talking as they cleaned the barn hallway just outside my office. Alan asked Michael if "all those people" were getting paid. Michael said no, they just came to help out.
"We might get in trouble," Alan said. "You can't make people work and not pay them."
"It's different for them," said Michael. "They don't have to do it so we don't have to pay them to do it."
I was amazed that Michael and Alan knew this much about labor law! And even more that they were concerned about its implications for the Ranch's use of volunteer labor.
But most of all, I loved hearing that "we."
Michael and Alan have taken full ownership of their Ranch.