Okay I admit it I am terrible at keeping up at doing the blog since I lost my job but I think of everyone here all the time, promis. Anyway I told you that I am going back to school and that is awesome of course. Everyone knows how much I love tiny houses and so I have decided to take the plunge and in the next week I am going to be picking up a trailer to start this transition.
As soon as I find the cable to my camera I’ll upload some photos of the progress and also of the garden that looks amazing right now. But I am still here and I am working really hard to get things together.
I wish all of you the best of luck with all of your projects in life.
I haven’t posted in a while because things have been difficult getting online access but I’ve saved up a bunch of good ideas. Things I have been working on have been making a model for a tiny home that I hope to build in a few years. The garden has been taunting me with ideas about what to plant and I keep thinking of Thomas Jefferson and Monticello with all of the experimental gardening and testing and growing of hybrids and such. Jefferson was an amazing driven man that couldn’t stop being a scientist and experimenting or finding new modern things. Cleaning has been my focus this past few weeks and so I have been sorting through my stuff and making plans to sell, donate, toss, or find a new use for. It may sound strange but I am planning on getting rid of some books I have in my collection and this is because I’ve read them and they are not just space savers for new books!
Moxie my kitty is doing wonderful and when I adopted her she was underweight and her back legs were lacking muscle so I am happy to report she has been gaining weight and her back legs are strong now. She will sometimes play fetch with me and because I let her outside to play she has started asking to go outside when she needs to potty. Leash training has been well enough but we haven’t been on a walk in a while. She had decided that 5am is the best time to wake me up.. yeah 5AM. But I am a morning person so this is not so bad and I get to watch her be crazy as she plays and plays and plays.
Anyway thanks so much for reading and enjoying a cup of coffee with me. I will write again really soon… oh have you heard about the crazy story about study on Autism this past week? Here is a neat picture of the patches in the brain they have found with that study.
I have been going dark a bit lately and that is so sad because I like candle light. I use that term because of the kids song “this little light of mine”. Last week was mostly me sorting through paperwork but I am still not done. The common thought is that paperwork is difficult and they are all right and it seems like a reasonable notion that it is easy but crunching through research and making phone calls is a painful slog.
I spent time trying to get focus, sleeping, and putting the work into getting stress from putting me into an early grave…. I have to confess I have had some really dark thoughts and I just really had a bad first week of disability. It may have only been bad because of the house I was staying was just full of stress besides my own woes. This week however I took some time away from the house where I am living to get some clear thoughts flowing again. When I came back the manic panic feeling of the house had reduced in size and I was able to breath. Yesterday and today I was able to hang out with friends, get phone calls made and relax a bit. I wish I had a better article to write for everyone because I miss writing about space, crazy garden projects, or building a small tiny home. Those articles are still to come and I am hoping that everyone will enjoy these update articles too.
Here is a “selfy” I took today while I hung out with the free wifi at Safeway/Starbucks to let everyone know I haven’t forgotten to smile and that I am still alive.
I like smaller spaces and larger ones.. I guess I like extreme scales of living because I think life is an adventure in extreme scaling. I like the use of steel carbon frames and the bathroom layout back to back with the kitchen. It was nice that it was still a work in process and I just keep wondering how he got that soaking tub in the floor… that just confounds me.
I am building up a collection of things I want to incorporate into building my tiny home so I am going to post some of the photos I have found.
My hope is to start working on basic cabinetry and go from there.