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Let"s back up simply a bit, shall we, and number out this tragedy/travesty happened. To really begin at the beginning, we need to go earlier a little bit even more than a year earlier to as soon as we first contacted Arvo, the owner of the Solar Ark.He had inserted an ad in caretaker.org for work-related exchangers (or "wexers", for short) to come and also learn-while-doing solar, wind, water catchment, chicken poop methane production, and permaculture. During our initial phone conversation, we made it clear we were looking first-and-forea lot of for an opportunity to learn solar power devices, however were basically interested in every little thing EXCEPT permaculture (considering that we felt we currently had a pretty good grasp of that); Arvo made it clear that he would teach us about all the Solar Ark"s systems as we helped with them, but there would certainly be some need for us to help via the gardens. We assured him we would certainly be happy to perform some gardening, as part of our work-related obligations, in order to gain the significant education we were certain we would certainly acquire from him about solar energy, and so on
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Red Flag #1: When a perchild through whom you are going to work-exadjust recommends-- in the initial phone conversation-- that you perform a "pre-visit" or have actually a Plan B, and comlevels that the wexers they get are frequently lazy and also cannot take care of doing a tiny physical labor, RUN! What we execute instead: smugly think of just how we are completely going to knock his socks off and also begin making plans to go.Besides the red flag (which we just identified in hindsight), it sounded like a fair occupational exreadjust and an excellent opportunity, however we were not yet financially or mentally prepared to take the leap-- mostly because my contract at the college was renewed, so such a leap was not yet being thrust upon us! We had told Arvo we would certainly gain in touch if and also once we might provide him a more solid time frame for our visit.So, fast-forward to February of this year, once the college indeveloped me (yes, a month before the wedding) that my contract was not going to be renewed for this loss. After the wedding fun/madness had passed, we aget contacted Arvo to ask if he was still hosting work exchangers this summer, and he replied in the affirmative. We told him we were looking for an RV and would make call aobtain as soon as we discovered one and also had actually a sensibly particular E.T.A. at the Solar Ark.
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