I upgraded our home network infrastructure tonight with a much, much, faster multi-channel WiFi Modem. Further, it has the hardware ports for me to now build the underground network bridge that will run at twin redundant Gigabit speeds to the Hapkido Barn.
This is a major step in the right direction for faster and more reliable network and getting our Barn Dojang online.
Now I just have to bring out a contractor to trench a conduit and pipe from the house to the barn for data and running water.
This summer we'll be shifting Hapkido Barn progress into high gear.
Nobody seems to mind me filming wherever within or outside the house but having a dedicated facility will be soooo much better. Not only for remote training but also local and visiting students.
Many of you may not know that I also teach a small dedicated group of Hapkidoin at my base gym in Yorktown.
Till the Hapkido Barn is finished this will be our port of call. The Coast Guard Base Gym has been most kind providing us a place to practice and have been very supportive.
In exchange I provide the best instruction I can.
Many thanks to my lovely wife Julie for taking this photo of the base marquee sign and for her endless support of my martial arts ministry.
Well we've finally begun. I am doing this project out of pocket so it will be baby steps. We've decided to break it up into bays. The space between the column on my left and right is Bay 1. You can see the lumber I've purchased. Just out of frame are three massive casement windows for three bays. This small slider window is to be removed and we'll be cutting a large hole in the barn for the casements.
We found the windows on craigslist. They are old and used but still serviceable. New windows would be $4,500 so getting similar ones for $100 was quite a bargain. We'll also be installing a large glass and wood door (8 feet tall) that we found at a Habitat for Humanity Re-store. Another massive bargain.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to my father 'n' law Mr. Tony Medley. Carpenter, Electrician, Planner, Project Manager, and all around crucial player. Dad is the real miracle worker and I wouldn't get far without him.
On the floor left are my old wrestling mats with two folding tables protecting them from foot traffic.
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