Ruby continues to work on her Blender Learning Curve. If she plans to be a master age builder, it is apparent that Blender is her destiny. Sometimes it is aggravating and sometimes fun. It requires her (and me) to practice our close reading strategies every minute that we are working on a project.
Since the deadline for the Oakes Valley build is 9/1/2014, this week's project is getting the vineyards up and running. It won't mean that Oakes Valley's buildings will be fully furnished. In fact the fictive residents of Oakes Valley are petitioning the Midtown Ladies Guild to quarantine Ruby until she finishes Oakes Valley. Instead the petition story is becoming part of the first Mount Bethel Mystery, "Wear Your Goggles to the Gold Rush."