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Samantha pops in to Paul’s office offering to help him clean the place up, and instead finds herself recording a podcast with him on anything and everything in the place instead of getting it sorted.

Tidying up would be a lot easier if the stuff in the office was less interesting.  For example: an apparent rock sample from Uncle Mud that’s actually vacuum-expanded glass and would be a contender for rocket insulation if it had a higher melting point.  Or all the cool postcards and gifts people send him (thanks for those, BTW).

Allerton Abbey has finally got its (hopefully) final hinges for its massive round door, courtesy of JR after a long series of temporary hinges of varying quality that have been used since the original engineer got called away.  Heck, even 5 of the toughest hinges available from the shops weren’t enough to keep the door working properly for more than a few months.

There’s a new well being dug at the moment, and it has water, but it still needs to go deeper because the amount just isn’t there yet.  The current well has a mere ninth of the output required for a certificate of occupancy (1 gallon per 3 minutes, and the certificate mandates 3 gallons per minute), and that’s just for a 1-bedroom home, not an event with 50 or more people.

For this year’s Permaculture Technology Jamboree, Paul plans to compensate anyone who either appears in the movie or takes footage that makes it into the movie, for each minute of footage used or you appear in.  Not just cash either, but discounts on future events as well, up to and including your ticket money back and free tickets (plural) for future events!

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Is there a name for this recycled glass product?
 
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Matt McGee wrote:Is there a name for this recycled glass product?



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Thank you Paul.
Somewhere in this podcast you said you work 100 hours a week. And you talked a little about hours of work per week in general. Hearing this I started to ask myself:
What is work? If you count hours of work per week, what activities do you count and what other things don't you count as work?
I know there are people who only count paid work as work. I don't think that is the permaculture way of seeing it.
Please can you tell me what is your opinion?
 
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You are right - i should not call it work.  

I spend about 80 to 100 hours per week doing "my stuff".  
 
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paul wheaton wrote:You are right - i should not call it work.  

I spend about 80 to 100 hours per week doing "my stuff".  


Hi Paul. I think you can call it 'work'. I consider all kinds of usefull activities 'work'. Like gardening, cooking a meal, textile crafts to make clothes, doing your administration with the computer, helping children with homework, etc.
 
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