Category Archives: environment

I hate summers with heat and bugs

I’m making an official announcement.  I hate summer with the continual muggy heat, the unending list of biting bugs, and the sheer misery of it all as I retreat indoors to our tiny box with air conditioning.  Small space is … Continue reading

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Teensy house

Living in a travel trailer changes your perspective on a lot of things. Like space. Storage. Convenience. Granted, not all travel trailers are created equally, just as houses aren’t created equally.  Some are big, some are small, some are well … Continue reading

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Better days

Yesterday was one of those Attack of the Klutz days.  Today was a  lot more productive, safer, less messy, and saner too.  I got some of the things I have been intending to do done.  Yee-haw! I have to keep … Continue reading

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Energy and us

Face it.  Energy is a huge consumer of our budget, and most of us are relatively huge consumers of energy. If that didn’t make your head hurt… The truth of the matter is, the situation in Japan had me looking … 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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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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Cold, too cold!

The Gulf Coast has a cold front hanging out for a visit, and that means C O L D!! Too COLD! It seems like days since my feet were last warm, and almost as long since the toes went numb … Continue reading

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Looking at wind generated electricity

It’s a given.  The price of energy goes up each year as surely as the number we put in the age box on a form.  That cost drives up the cost of everything else we use, buy, consume, etc. too.  … Continue reading

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Alternative construction ideas

Living small doesn’t mean living with wheels under our feet forever.  Some day, we’re hoping to be able to build a small, efficient, and comfortable home.  As a result, we’re looking at alternative ideas all the time, trying to remember … Continue reading

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