4:35 Wake-up Bell ends - Someone in the guest house had already made coffee, for which I am very grateful
4:50 1st Bell - Yes, 4:50AM, head to the zendo immediately, try to find the right door, in the dark
5:00 SITTING - In the dark, watching the zendo get lighter slowly
5:40 Walking - So very slowly, one step at a time
5:50 SITTING - more light coming in, more awake after the walk
6:30 Morning Service - we're chanting what now? on which page?
7:00 Soji (temple cleaning) - stayed behind for breakfast instruction
7:20 BREAKFAST - went okay, missed the wash cycle
8:15 Rest - no meditating after you eat
9:00 1st Bell- back to it
9:10 SITTING - getting the hang of this
9:50 Set up for Talk - turns out you're not supposed to stack the seat-thingys
10:00 DHARMA TALK - "you may be wondering, what did I sign up for?" well, now that you mention it…
11:10 Walking - fast, on a loop through the zendo and out alongside the pond, saw a blue heron in the yard being harassed by a red-winged blackbird
11:20 SITTING - did I just see that?
12:00 Noon Service - still needed help with the chant book
12:15 LUNCH - achievement unlocked: clean your bowl
1:10 Rest - almost an hour, but no talking, reading or writing
2:00 1st Bell - back in the box
2:10 SITTING- support cushions, how do they work?
2:40 Walking - sweet relief
2:50 SITTING - support cushions really working
3:20 TEA - and COOKIE! OMFB a cookie
3:45 Rest - legs really need a stretch, nice to be outside
4:00 1st Bell - OK almost there
4:10 SITTING - support cushions helping
4:35 Walking - so very slowly
4:45 SITTING - who let the monkey in here?
5:10 Walking - only one session left, almost there
5:20 SITTING - can't really feel legs anymore
5:50 Evening Service - actually found the chants by myself
6:00 DINNER (in dining room) - thanks, but i really need to get in my car and put on some loud music now