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About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.

So you think you want to live in a travel trailer?

Downsizing sounds great when you think of cutting your bills or finding a temporary solution to economic uncertainty, but…it isn’t as easy as you would think. We’ve been out of the travel trailer for over a year, and our small … Continue reading

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And nine months later…

It has been a long time since I posted on this blog.  These days, the attention that was once lavished here goes to “Our 1948 House”, the new blog about the joys of owning a 1948 house.  Sometimes, it’s a … Continue reading

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Good intentions?

I had the best of intentions in posting about our “new” house a month ago, but…intentions are not the same as sitting down and DOING it. We bought a house.  At just under 1200 square feet, it’s not exactly “SMALL” … Continue reading

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Another chapter as the house hunt continues

I haven’t been good about posting lately, and there really is little excuse about that.  Not even being on the road and busy works–these days, you can connect with the internet in a variety of locations, including all McDonald’s.  Still, … Continue reading

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And the house hunt continues…

The house hunt.  For some, it’s a time of anticipation and excitement.  For others, it’s a source of dread.  I’m not sure what I think of it. For one thing, our budget is still downsized, so we’re looking at houses … Continue reading

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It’s officially over

Well, our wait is over.  It should have been over yesterday, but once again, the agent from hell dropped the ball. The house we were supposed to close the deal on Monday is no longer a deal in the works. … Continue reading

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More setbacks?

Today is supposed to be the Big Day in regards to our house purchase. Closing Day. Having found ourselves with the world’s most lackadaisical seller AND agent…we saw the sun rising this morning with doubts about whether or not the … Continue reading

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Small house, big mistake

We did some measuring on the house we’re buying earlier this week, which explained a peculiarity about the house…and brought a huge problem in a tiny space to our attention. Where is this problem? The utility room. Somebody made a … Continue reading

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And so the weeds grow and the fire ants build an industrial complex

Waiting to close on a house is an exercise in patience.  We did go back to the house after signing the contract for the bid, mostly to double check a few things and do some measuring.  We had missed some … Continue reading

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Another step closer…

The property we made an offer on has an agreed price after the haggling back and forth.  We’ve got the financial aspect covered.  We have signed that initial paperwork for the process.  The earnest money has been paid. Not that … Continue reading

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