I have so many plans and ideas for my new land! The CocoaJava Cafe is coming along well – Rip Wirefly has been of great help, and has produced some amazing devices that are for sale in the Cafe now. I’ve cleaned up a lot of the building, but still have a bit more to do. It’s fun mucking about with it, though. I have eventual plans to lease out the small shop that is a part of the building (it has an entrance facing the side street) and turn the upstairs into a shelter for the homeless. I’ll also be adding a lot of small ‘passthrough’ hotlinks that will effectively turn the space between my SL Cafe and my cocoajava.com website into a wormhole, allowing visitors on both sides to glimpse across the void at each other. I’m loving this.

Here’s some pics! First one was taken the day the land was bought and the building I inherited was dropped on the land.

One Quarter Parcel Sold - 01/11/09

Next up are two pictures taken last night – as I puttered in the Cafe, a steady stream of friends, neighbors and strangers came through. All stayed a while, chattered amongst themselves, and made me so very, very happy. To have people just wander in and relax a bit, it just warmed my heart! You can click through the pics to my flickr account if you wish to read more about each one.

Lounging About

Urchin!

Making Progress
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Lori Alden Holuta


Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.


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One thought on “Making Progress

  1. Hugss you tight !! i love the tables and chairs !!1 I am so happy and proud of YOU !!
    YOu go YOU you Go !!!!!!!!!

    its exciting to see it all come together .. and I look forward to visiting soon !! you’ll see what i have been to soon grins (( its never too different is it )) heck you dont have see it for YOU know !!

    Thank YOU wonderful read !!

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