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morrigan, forever in my heart

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At Home in the High Desert with @thejoshuatreehouse

For more scenes from life in the desert, follow @thejoshuatreehouse on Instagram.

Sara and Rich Combs of the Joshua Tree House (@thejoshuatreehouse) fell in love with the California desert the first time they visited. “It makes you feel like you can be yourself and create what you want to create,” Rich says. Last May, the couple, both 29 years old, found themselves with a 1940s hacienda, which they renovated and listed for rental online about five months later. When they’re in San Francisco, Rich and Sara work as web designers, designing apps for startups and tech companies. They used their backgrounds to redo the house’s interiors, curate art on the walls and add touches reminding guests to take life slow — from flipping a record on a vintage player to brewing a cup of pour-over coffee. “We want people to enjoy the process of creating something, even if it’s just coffee,” Rich says. Their advice to other small business owners on Instagram is to remember that snapping a single photo is never as compelling as telling an entire story. “The story of Joshua Tree obviously captured us,” says Sara. “We figured out how we can share that feeling with people who are interested in staying at the house.”

Is Charles part of VFD?

It is common knowledge amongst Snicket fans that Sir’s lumbermill is involved in a shady business deal with VFD: they design buildings at their discretion in a specific, highly inflammable green wood.

His conversations with his business partner, at first glance, seem to imply that Sir is the one acquainted with the organization while Charles is just a passive enabler:

“The Finite Forest is running low on trees, so business is bad for the lumbermill. The last big order we had was for building that horseradish factory, and that was a very long time ago. I’m hoping Thursday’s cocktail party will be an excellent opportunity to do some business. After all, if it weren’t for my lumber, this hotel wouldn’t even exist!“
"I remember,” Charles said. “We had to deliver the lumber in the middle of the night. But Sir, you told me you never heard from that organization again.”
“I didn’t,” Sir said, “until now. You’re not the only one who gets notes from this fellow J. S.”

[Sir and Charles - The Penultimate Peril, Chapter Five]

But other passages can lead us to believed that Charles is withholding information from Sir and that he knows a great more deal about VFD than he appears. He did tell him that he received letters from J.S., but there are other details he has clearly hidden from his partner.

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