The Cob House Girl, Hendrika, had her birthday. Free Spirit had provided delicious food, some nice wines and there was a huge carrot birthday cake imported from Phoenix by a City Girl. Hendrika is sixty and starting out on her new life. One of these day's she'll leave in a big U-Haul with her dog and cat and some of her stuff, off to Oregon. She'll build her own cob house and she'll teach people how to do that. Cob houses aren't expensive to build, so everybody who learns the technique can build her or his own house. The teaching she sees as a service and a means to make a living... She is brave, I wish her happiness, fulfillment and a good companion. Way to go Hendrika! I am always happy to see a person try to fulfill her dreams.