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Worms…

Hello, hello!  How’s everyone doing today?  I hope your great!  I’m doing well and finally feeling caught up with things…at least for the moment. =)

So last week we were getting some fall weather.  It was glorious! Temperatures were in the 70’s and cool at night.  It was GREAT!!!  (*seriously, I hate being hot and sweating!) I was so hopeful that the amazing weather would stick around I decided to order some little redworms to help my compost pile!  These little guys are a huge help in breaking down the compost fast but they are also a little picky with temperatures – as they can get a over heated or freeze if it’s cold.

I think I jumped the gun and purchased my little friends a bit early because the temps went back up into the 100’s right after I received my little guys in the mail.

worms!

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Solar WINDOWS!

Friends, today’s post is short and sweet. =)  Look what I found…. Solar Windows!  

This is such a great idea for tiny houses….well for anyone but specifically for tiny houses since they are mobile dwelling units.  If the windows were solar panels then that’s one less thing a tiny house would have to think about before loading up and moving locations.  I think it’s a win-win!  Only negative is that they stick out from the house profile so keeping the travel size within legal limit might be an issue.  Road legal tiny houses max sizes must be below 8′-6″ W, 13′-6″ H, and less than 45′-0″.

What do you think???

 

 

Dreaming

Hello, hello!  How are you all?  Did you have a good week?  It’s Friday again.  Woohoo! Do you have fun plans for the weekend?  I’m going to be working…yup, during summer break.  good times, right?  =)  In all seriousness, I can’t complain because I do get 3 months during the summer to work from anywhere I so please so having to be somewhere for a week is manageable.  =)

Today’s topic is on the reality of living tiny.  This article was in the New York Times awhile back and thought it brought up some good items for discussion.

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Weekend project

Hello and happy Monday!!!  Did you all have a great one?  Mine was good.  It was extremely HOT here.  It’s the middle of February and it hit 80 degrees….80!  =(  And I’m running a marathon next weekend when it’s still suppose to be this hot…in February!!!  ARG!  I should be hitting the ski slopes and not wearing shorts and a t-shirt.  ok, I’ll stop being a grump about it but seriously, not cool (and literally, not cool).

So my weekend project included something very very sad….at least to me.  As I’ve mentioned previously- and actually designed my house around – I like to ride bikes.  I currently have a really nice carbon fiber road bike (love her!), a 29″ full suspension mountain bike, and a some-what nice commuter bike.

I’ve also mentioned that I’m looking for a new parking spot because I live too far away from my office to bike commute to work (or anywhere) so that I have to drive.  =(  I also have come to find out that the town I currently live in is just not bike friendly.  I will give them credit as they try, but it’s just not safe to ride a bike in the roads here.  It’s taking your life in your hands if you try.  It’s bad….. so I haven’t been road riding since I moved here.  Major bummer because I do like road riding and am actually kinda good at it. ok, anyways….

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84 Lumber is on it!

Hello and welcome back!  By the way, I did not eat the failed meal from the instant pot.  I figured wasting a little bit of food over the possibility of getting sick was worth it.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m part of a Tiny House group on Facebook.  Well someone posted about an 84 Lumber tiny house commercial during the Super Bowl this past weekend…did anyone see it?  Me, I didn’t watch the super bowl but am curious about this commercial.  Anyways, this individual linked up the 84 Lumber website and it seems pretty cool!  They have 4 models to choose from and price range packages from DIY to the fully built house.

 

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