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I was thinking about being centrally located, but if you and Tim don’t mind, we can certainly keep it at Marion.
 
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We have time, so I will try to find a place in wF or Benton, but if I have to go to J city, I might as well go a few miles further and have the selection.
 
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Wherever it works best for you just let me know and I’ll be there. Thanks John.
 
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If no one objects, 5/25 at 6P.   West Frankfort.  The Bonnie Cafe.  Turn West getting off the interstate.  It is on the the South side in the strip mall that Kroger is in.i
 
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No objections from me.
 
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I just looked up that place last week to try sometime. Well done John. I’m in. Any of us in Cdale want to carpool?
 
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I have not heard back from Ryan.   Tim has become iffy.
 
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6p at Bonnie Cafe in WF on 5/25.
 
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Oh yea, Eric .... I will try to have the testing material with me.
 
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Excellent.  Thanks.
 
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Meeting for tomorrow cancelled. We will reset later.
 
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Thanks for the update. Let us know when we can get together.
 
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I am looking to set up a meeting sometime after June 18 and before the end of the month.   Are any days, times, places better than others?
 
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Any time after 18th works and I thought Bonnie’s Cafe was a good choice. I’m up for hosting at my place in the future if it’s four or five of us. I hope we can shake more trees and find out who else is around. With the food issues facing us would be good to learn who’s growing or raising what and support each other either by trade or purchase. Glad I get my strawberries locally at the co-op!!!
 
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Ok, unless there is an objection, we will keep Bonnie in WF.    I will try to get hold of the others is they don’t respond here.  I get the feeling that Eric is pretty open.
 
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Sounds good to me.
 
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Hope you can get a date set up, not sure if I can make it , but will try!
 
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Great.   I will try to check in with you soon.
 
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But, as long as we are communicating, does one date and time work better than another?  I thing the parameters we are looking are the Bonnie Cafe in WF.  After the 18th and before the 1st.
 
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I spoke with Tim.   We are aiming for June 22 at 2 PM.   Is everyone good with this?
 
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Looks good so far...unless I win the lottery in which case I will be on a remote island lounging on the beach. Just FYI
 
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FREEDOM!!

June 22 is fine with me!!
 
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I sent an email to Reid.
 
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Reid has not responded.   But there appears to be 4 of us for 2 on the 22
 
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I'll try to be there with bells on! (not really bells) LOL
 
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I will be there too.
 
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The meeting was held successfully.  
 
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It was great to meet and greet today, hope to do it again!
 
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Good to meet you Tim. The summer is flying. Time to think about fall crops already! Yikes! I would also like to propose a seed exchange in the fall among us. At least we know whatever we have grows in this region. Good to see you again John. Let's do another Wednesday.
 
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I am open to any day of the week.
 
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Hopefully I will remember this time!
 
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Reid has contacted me about a July meeting.  He seems positive.
 
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Cool. Let’s get a Wednesday nailed down. I volunteer to send a reminder moosage two days prior.
 
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He has sent me some good and bad dates. I haven’t checked them out yet.
 
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7/20 is out for Reid.


So, I am thinking 7/27 at 2:00 pm.   Does this work for everyone...Tim?  Eric?

Preferred location?
 
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I usually don't work Wednesdays, But I may have to "that" Wednesday. ( Grand-baby being born and all!). Will check with favorite DIL and make sure. Try to have more info by tomorrow.
 
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Would putting it back to August 3 help?
 
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John F Dean wrote:I have been in contact with a number of Permies in southern Illinois.  It seems appropriate to set up a forum.



I have a few acres with an off grid tiny house just south of Mt Vernon which I visit periodically, most of the time I am stuck in Dallas TX.
I'll post some stuff in this forum when I get a chance, hopefully it will be useful!
 
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Hi Dave,

Great to hear from you.  Tim and I are around 25 miles E of MtV.   Keep in touch. If your timing is right, feel free to attend one of our meet ups.


 
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John F Dean wrote:Hi Dave,

Great to hear from you.  Tim and I are around 25 miles E of MtV.   Keep in touch. If your timing is right, feel free to attend one of our meet ups.



Cool. I will keep an eye on this forum, and when I head up that way I will reach out.
I have a bunch of things going on, one of which is the launch of my "EPIC" dome building school (which will be mostly online for now)
If anyone in the area has need for a 200 sq ft building maybe we can do a class there and pay for it all with training input. Cost will be around $500 per student but could be lower if we get enough people.

Larger domes are also possible, I make my own airforms.

I have several disassembled 18' diameter grain bins which are also available, I built one a long time ago with a loft and a spiral stairway. I will be adding EPIC insulation to it soon.
 
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