Unfortunately we didn’t quite go far enough south and it is COLD. Especially in the little house we rented with zero insulation and a heater/air conditioner window unit. The unit blows out cold air only. In order to warm up the […]
There is something about September that I absolutely love. I think I view September along the lines of the new year and the ability to have a fresh start. Back to school time and a change of season is likely the reason. I’m often inclined to try to improve my organization skills, do some extra […]
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Last week I worked in Oregon (the photo above is of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge). While I was there I came to the realization that I am spread too thin. This thought was nothing new. For […]
2014 was an expensive year for us. Our biggest expense was building our cabin. In 2013 we bought 20 acres a few hours away with the plan to eventually build a Tiny House type structure to live in while we slowly, over time, built our permanent home. Then early in 2014 our plans changed […]
The last few months have been terribly busy with our personal lives and my work schedule. It’s become even busier the past few weeks when my daughter and her fiance changed their wedding date from June of 2015 to Thanksgiving weekend of this year. We’re super excited about the wedding but helping her coordinate […]
We spent the weekend up at our property with our builders. We’re super excited about the progress that was made. When we left last weekend the cement piers and first beams were in place from the builder’s first visit in July.
After a few hours of work this weekend things really started […]
We’re building a cabin. The cabin is going to be off grid. Off grid may have slightly different meanings to different people. I think some people think that an off grid home or cabin would have nothing electric. I’ve seen comments on off grid bloggers posts asking how they can be off grid when they […]
Working in the hot and dusty high desert can really make you long for a shower by the end of the day (or even in the middle). If you don’t have a running water or plumbing set up getting that shower can be a challenge.
In many of the preparedness and off-grid books I’ve read […]
What an exciting weekend! We spent the weekend up at our property. This was the BIG weekend of starting the cabin build! We got up there around 10 pm on Thursday expecting our builders around 8 am on Friday morning. Unfortunately, the logs for our cabin were a very large load and stretched their 8 […]
Over the 4th of July weekend we took a scenic drive. The drive started with Chief Joseph Scenic Highway which is outside of Cody, Wyoming. This part of the drive follows parts of the route taken by Chief Joseph as he led the Nez Perce tribe out of Yellowstone while being forced to leave the […]
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