Category Archives: budget

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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Just looking for a home…

Eighteen months in the poorly designed travel trailer, and we’re ready to call that phase quits.  I hate it. I seriously hate it. There is no place to put anything, and while some travel trailers are designed with adequate storage … Continue reading

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The tiny houses

Tiny houses, easily built on a trailer, sound like a great idea.  Having lived in a travel trailer, I’ve got some experience with the whole house-on-wheels thing.  I can also safely say that the travel trailer has ranked as one … Continue reading

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Defining the downsized kitchen

When we are downsizing, no matter what the reason, we’re facing a situation that is just as much “smaller” in the kitchen as we are everywhere else.  The bigger and more fitted out your previous kitchen was, the more painful … Continue reading

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Downsized holidays

When you live in tight quarters, celebrating holidays means new twists. And turns. And ducking. Seriously, there is no space for things like Christmas trees, stockings, or much of anything else to indicate there is a holiday.  If your budget … Continue reading

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Shopping for new digs

We are still shopping for real estate solutions.  We’re flexible, we have to be, our budget is about the size of a parakeet.  We aren’t exactly the buyer that everyone dreams of. We have faith–we will eventually find what we’re … Continue reading

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It’s more than the house

Downsizing is more than the house for most of us.  It’s also hand in hand with a downsized budget and income, and sometimes, it really isn’t by choice.  Even so, we put our best foot forward, and keep on keeping … Continue reading

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