It ended up with 25 bricks, and so far has 6 bags of compost, 6 bags of topsoil and 3 bags of sand in it, over a layer of the most unprinted cardboard I could find in our garage. Each of the sections is just over 4 foot square.
Mark took a lot of pictures of us putting in the last bit of soil, and helped with all of the hard work before in the day, driving to get the things and etc.
All of the materials were mixed together, and the rain will compress it down. We will need to add another layer of soil after that.
I've asked Irene and Mikey to each pick four or five things they want to plant from seed. I have some purple carrots, small orange carrots, basil, lemon basil, radishes and lettuce - as well as the spinach that Mikey wanted to try again. We could put a few plants of zucchini or summer squash to try. Tomatoes and peppers will be planted like we always do - over in another section where there will be plastic held down by cedar logs. We will plant morning glory on the fences, and a few rows of corn and sunflowers and beans, and flowers in the flower garden (behind me by the chicken house).
Mandolin Chords : I've found this site useful and am trying to get my fingers to recognize the G, C, D chords. C is really hard! Native Ground simple mandolin chords
On the caffeine thing - on my days off I need more than on my days at work.. At work I'm more distracted and moving around more - there is hardly time to know what I'm missing or focus much. When I'm at home I'm a little colder and am needing something hot. So, I had two cups of coffee each of these days and about four cups of black tea with half-and-half in it. I've not done the keto for two days now... but still see the difference in the mirror with how flat my stomach is compared to last year. I think I can start in with a little rice and two tortillas a day and see how I fare. I've read an article called 'biohacking' and realize this is what I'm doing - trying to find the best results for my body and for my activity.