Monthly Archives: March 2011

Clothing, excessive consumerism, and downsizing the wardrobe

When you downsize to a travel trailer, or any space with limited closet space, your clothes need to be looked at with a critical new eye.  There just is not enough room for 27 pairs of shoes and 137 different … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy will make you nuts

Bureaucrazy is what it really SHOULD be called.  It seems the rules are made to confuse, not clarify.  We have been looking at property.  We’ve also discovered that merely buying it and trying to be environmentally responsible isn’t going to … Continue reading

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My hovel, my home!

I had some things happen last week that made me look at my life with a different perspective.  How would a “princess” perceive my life if she were to be suddenly thrust into it? Merely the idea makes me laugh … Continue reading

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Stuff and our attachment to it

One thing about living small, there isn’t a lot of room for stuff.  Still, even after downsizing, our small home was chock full of stuff, and we have more stuff in our storage unit.  After these months of living in … Continue reading

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Off grid, fall out shelters, underground shelters, radiation havens

The meltdown in Japan has a lot of people worried.  They have reason to be.  But in addition to the realistic and reasonable worries, based on facts, there is also the work of scare-mongers and doomsayers coming into play.  It’s … Continue reading

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What makes a home?

What makes a home? It isn’t the bricks, mortar, sticks, or stones that create the structure.  In fact, home may not even be a structure of any permanence!  Home is a lot more, and a lot less, than the structure … Continue reading

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Home again

We went camping.  For five days.  It rained a lot.  Our tent leaked.  It was cold.  The wind blew. Yeah, that was it.  In short sentences like I was 9 all over again.  But we live in a travel trailer … Continue reading

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Going camping when you live camping

We’re planning our annual spring camping trip, a trip we take with a group the first weekend of March every year.  Somehow, it makes no sense for a couple who live in a travel trailer to go camping. We camp … Continue reading

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Going off grid thoughts

Going off grid seems to be the catchy phrase of 2011.  It’s a great idea, but after doing some research, it isn’t exactly inexpensive, simple, or perhaps even an option for most people.  Why is that? It seems that the … Continue reading

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Home is where the heart is?

I think I’ve discovered something about myself.  It doesn’t matter how small or how poor it is, home is home. I just returned from visiting a relative, and they live in a very spacious 3 bedroom house and I greatly … Continue reading

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