Category Archives: stress

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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Being a landowner again?

We had found some very cheap, distressed property.  It just so happened, it was also flood prone property. That’s sort of how it goes…if it’s cheap, there’s a reason.  I suppose the idea of a flood now and again isn’t … Continue reading

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Downsizing and downsizing chronicles

Downsizing Chronicles has been the story of a journey, the journey of learning to live with less space, less money, and less “stuff.”  Like many journeys, I wasn’t exactly sure where we were going to go…or even how we were … Continue reading

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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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Imminent insanity

My temper is not just short, it’s gone on vacation. I have reached that point where I had to look around and say what is wrong with me?  Why am I feeling this way? I’m slowly going stir crazy in … Continue reading

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Too small

We’re having a record breaking heat wave.  Lovely.  Especially on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as if it wasn’t hot enough normally. Outside, we have some choices. Too damned hot. Really too damned hot. Ridiculously damned hot. Almost tolerable but swarmed … Continue reading

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Budgets, stress, uncertainty, and tribulations

Well, the end of the world didn’t happen yesterday, but that’s okay.  I wasn’t quite ready for all of that yet anyhow. I’ve been too busy to get ready for Rapture, it seems.  Summer snuck up on me, it’s now … Continue reading

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Big optimism and tiny house

I’ve been struggling lately.  Really hard.  My optimism has taken a beating, I feel overwhelmed often by financial worries, and yet…it’s silly, because we always manage to get by…somehow.  Some days, it seems that this tin box has become as … Continue reading

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Wanted: one large bottle of optimism

Don’t you wish, some days, that you could just go buy a bottle of the stuff? Sometimes, especially when we’re facing changes that might not entirely be by our choice, and things just seem to be stuck in some eternal … Continue reading

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When plans don’t pan out

Sometimes, things don’t work out the way they are supposed to.  Sometimes, it’s not even in the same neighborhood of “supposed to.”  What then? Someone once said, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  That’s a pretty good analogy to … Continue reading

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