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Game time!

Hello, hello!  Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Hope it was fantastic.  It was the start of college football. Did you watch any games?  Go to any games?

Me, no.  I didn’t go to any games, however, the first football game at the University where I work happened to be last Thursday night.  The game also happened to be broadcast on TV so there were warnings the week leading up to game day that certain parking lots would be closed and the other lots would need to be vacated by 2:00 or 2:30.  So that pretty much means that parking on game day – during the work week – would be even more of a headache than it already is.  so what’s a girl to do when she has to work but not quite sure where to park….ride her bike!

commuter

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Economical tiny house

Hello and happy Thursday!  Yes, if your reading this on Thursday then you discovered that I’m off on my posting schedule this week. =)  I’m switching it up a bit and just getting in some posts as my schedule allows.

One of the things that’s really surprising with tiny houses – at least to me – is that they are thought of as an economical housing option and only “poor” people would live in them, however, that’s quite the contrary in that tiny house prices are – at least to me – outrageous! Some tiny houses with all the bells and whistles come in OVER $100,000 which, depending on where you live in the US, could buy you a small 3 bed, 1 bath house with a foundation that meets all local zoning codes and you can purchase with a mortgage.

Example from the Tiny House Jamboree of a tiny over $100,000

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TGIF!

Hello!!!  Week 1 is done!  In the books…only 15 more to go. ha! No, I’m not really counting down but it is kinda cool when you get to cross 1 week out of 15 off of the books. =)

Anyways, today is a short one because I have no updates for you all.  I tried to get a quote on the third porch this week and the guy is out at RV shows all week.  He said he would get it to me “soon”.  I thought “soon” would be by today but no such luck.

I guess I do have some new information to share…. remember how last year I had the big issue with finding insurance.  well, I’m kinda sorta in that boat again but not really.

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Shelf-ish

Hello, hello!  Happy Monday AND first day of class!  While I really (and I mean REALLY) enjoy my summers I am looking forward to being back into a schedule and a routine.  Ok, give me a month of it then I’ll want my summer break back but for now it’s a good thing.  I’m more productive when I have a schedule filled with meetings and things to juggle.  Is that just me?

Anyways, no update on the front porch because neither company has returned my calls for a quote. So, while I wait on what to do with the porch, I installed some shelving that I have been meaning to get to BEFORE I left for summer but never got around to it.  The shelves were literally leaning up again the wall just waiting to be installed soooo I now have more kitchen shelving!

empty wall

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Patio style….

hello and TGIF!  Woohoo it’s the weekend – well almost, right?! =)

Ok, I left off on Wednesday discussing my front deck/porch options and THINK I’m going with the larger one since I can put a chair up there.  I might actually sit in the chair then. ha!  I currently don’t because, 1 – it’s HOT and I sweat just sitting there and 2 – it just wasn’t nice to sit outside.  Perhaps now in my new location it would be nice to sit outside…..*insert daydreaming look*

Anyways, I’m looking at two difference companies.  I found three but don’t like the look of the one right from the get-go so it’s getting the boot.  Click below to view the photo:

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Patio!

Hello everyone!  Happy humpty-dumpty day!   How’s your week going to far?  Me, I’m back into the swing of things….it’s a busy busy time of the year when classes start back up and all the students move back to campus.  There’s a lot of planning and prepping that get done in this last week before class.  I can now say, “summer is officially over”.  It absolutely flew by!  It sure was a fun one though. =)

I know I mentioned something about a front porch/deck quite awhile ago and never really followed through with the end of the blog post….anyone recall that?  Let’s hope not because I hate to leave things unfinished but I think it slipped my mind to finish the post then I traveled (did I mentioned that I had the amazing opportunity to teach a two week class in Taos, New Mexico???  It’s a really fun place if you get the chance to visit.) Anyways, today I’m going to discuss my next big purchase – a front porch with stairs that are actually code compliant.  The stairs I have now are those metal pull out RV stairs and definitely not code compliant.

 

these are, of course,attached to the house!

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