At home in Klagenfurt I have a cleaning lady come in once a week, I really hate cleaning and what it does to my hands!
At FeF I clean everything from the dishes to the kitchen, from the floor in my room to the latrine bucket from my outhouse. I still hate cleaning and what it does to my hands! It hurts. But I do it without complaining because I have a contract, an agreement with Marcin and Factor e Farm.
At home in Klagenfurt I go to the beauty parlor and have my hair, hands and feet done every two weeks or so. I really enjoy it a lot to be pampered that way.
At FeF I rinse off my hair with water while taking a solar shower. I didnâ€™t know how terrible I looked till my sweet neighbor gave me a little mirror. Of course the mirror did not improve my looks! Iâ€™m thinking about shaving my head, that would eliminate this problem totally. My manicure and pedicure have been replaced by torn fingernails and dirty toes. I must be growing a new skin on my hands, the old one is coming off in big patches. Do I like it? Absolutely not, actually I hate it! It hurts. Do I complain? No, because I have a contract, an agreement with Marcin and Factor e Farm.
At home in Klagenfurt I regularly meet with friends and family at my comfortable place or in one of the many little street cafes in town or at the famous Woerthersee (Lake Woerthersee). We order a cup of espresso or later in the afternoon a â€œWhite Spritzerâ€, listen to music, talk, hang out… It’s great to have family and friends close by.
At FeF I have met three very friendly neighboring families. We donâ€™t meet a my place or in a cafÃ© in town, we donâ€™t have coffee or a White Spritzer together, listen to music etc. I do miss my family and friendsâ€¦ it hurts. Do I complain? No, because I have a contract, an agreement with Marcin and Factor e Farm.
At home in Klagenfurt I have my own business: translations (especially websites) from German to English and business English training. I started this company when I was 66 years old and itâ€™s what I really love doing. I have put this business on hold for 2 Â½ months to help Marcin at FeF.
At FeF I do a lot of weeding, every day for about 2 hours. My fingers hurt, my back hurts. I do a lot of manual labor that is asking a lot of this 71 year old body. Every night after taking a shower I assess the new damage to my body: the cuts, the crapes, the bruises, the general hurts. With time my body will have to get used to it, now it just hurts. Do I complain? No, because I have a contract, an agreement with Marcin and Factor e Farm.
All of these hurts I can take head on and will even get used to. What really hurts me deeply, makes me cry, I don’t understand and never will get used to, are the many hateful and destructive comments some of you have written on our blog.
Constructive criticism is very helpful but intentionally hurting someone is evil.
There will be no rebuttals from us. Time and energy are precious, we need both to do our work here at Factor e Farm â€“ because we have a contract, an agreement with Factor e Farm.