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New York Auto Show..tiny house addition!

TGIF!  Woohoo!  We made it to the weekend!  I don’t know about you but I’m ready for the weekend and a little down time.

I came across this interesting article about Ford, you know – the car company, in which they are towing tiny houses with two of their trucks as an advertisement to boast how their trucks can tow something like this.  These two tiny houses are named after the Henry, who founded the Ford company, and his wife Clara.  I think it’s pretty cool that Ford is jumping on the tiny living bandwagon. =)

Anyways, these two tiny houses (and the Ford trucks that are towing them) will be making a trip across America to various car shows – at least that’s how I understand it.  You can find out more about the tour here.

Maybe my next car should be an F-250? or maybe not since I’m trying my best to be eco-friendly. =)

 

 

 

 

First week in my new location

Hello and TGIF!  Woohoo!  Any fun plans this weekend?  I’ve got a list of “to-do” items in store for this weekend.  The weather forecast calls for clear skies for the next few days so I’m hoping some of the mud puddles around my house will dry up.  If they do the first thing I need to do is get the insulation back up behind the skirting on my house.  I quickly threw on the skirting after the move because of the rain but now need to fix it and put down some “anchors” aka, bricks, on the backside to keep it from blowing in the wind.

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My first move!

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  I hope it was good and relaxing as mine was quite busy as you can imagine.  The move happened seamlessly and I’m settled into my new spot.  =)

It started Friday afternoon/evening.  Luckily I got out of a meeting early and got home around 3:30 to start the packing process.  I wanted to get the exterior done that night so I could then just do the small interior things Saturday morning.

de-winterized sewer and water line 

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It’s a go!

Hello!  Exciting news over here…I’m moving on Saturday!!!  The new spot is ready, the landlords are excited I’m moving in and even hooked me up with a mover, and my old landlord understands why I’m moving and will return my deposit!  So now the packing…or moving objects has begun.  I’m not even sure what I need to do so I think moving a few miles down the road as a first trip will be a good test. =)

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Mooooving!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Oye, am I feeling behind.  I had to make an unexpected quick trip back to my dads (a plane ride away) which is why I didn’t post the past few days.  Because of this trip, I am now behind… but eventually I will get caught up.

I do have some exciting news though….wait for it…

I got the word that my new parking spot is available!!!!  I will most likely be moving this weekend!!!  I’m going over tonight to check it out and look over the lease.  My new landlords put me in contact with someone they know who can tow my house too!!!  I think this new space was meant to be. =)

I think this was just in time because when I returned home Monday night my current super close neighbors in the RV.  (if you forget the issue with this RV parked 5′ from my front door, you can read it here).  Well they have a few dogs…I THINK they have 3 total but it might be 4…anyways, 1 dog they keep outside in a makeshift “fence” behind their RV.  This dog ALWAYS barks when I go outside and well, since it’s outside all.the.time then anytime I open my door – it barks.  It’s quite annoying.  Anyways, long story short, they put up a wooden barrier between my house and the “fenced” in area.  (they probably overheard me tell this dog to shut up quite a few times) I’ll have to get a picture tonight to show you because it’s ridiculous…they pretty much found dead trees and propped them up to create this “fence” thing.  They also have a pile of wooden crates sitting right outside my door.  Yes, I need pictures because it’s seriously 5′ from my front door.

I think I found a new parking spot at just the right time!

Yet another post about parking…

Hi!  Happy Thursday!  How are you all doing today?  Getting ready for the weekend?  Me, I’m ready for it. =)

Today, I’m going to talk about parking spots yet again….so I’m discovering is that I talk about toilets and parking the most when living in a tiny house.  Never thought those two things would be the most discussed topics.  Hmmm….wonder what that means.  I know other tiny house dwellers struggle with the parking issue as well.  They might not bring it up as much as I do but it’s a real problem for anyone in a tiny house!  We want to live this lifestyle (each for various reasons) yet we all want to do it legally.  I haven’t seen a single post or discussion about how someone wants to “break the rules” and live illegally or fight when told to evacuate a parking spot. Most dwellers just suck it up and move after told by officials that they are illegal.  Guess that’s a plus with having a house on wheels….

I really want to avoid that yet live closer to town for various reasons as mentioned previously. And I think I found a spot!!!

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Parking yet again…

Happy hump day!  Woohoo!  Did you all have a great Valentines day?  Now, go out and buy all the discounted leftover chocolates. Actually, don’t do that as I want some left over for me! =)

So I posted in a private group of crossfit friends about wanting a new parking spot and someone had a lead!  I have a potential parking spot just outside of city limits.  This is not a done deal as this contact is verifying if they have a sewer/electric/water/etc for me but this gives me hope.  Keep your fingers cross my friends!  This is quite exciting for me!

I’m pretty busy these next few weekends – and have to find someone to haul my house – even if it’s just 5 miles down the road so I probably won’t be doing anything for a few weeks anyways.  Don’t worry, I’ll keep you all updated on the progress of “The Great Parking Debate”.  =)

 

Parking update

Happy Valentines Day!  How are you?  Do you have fun plans for tonight?  Me, uh, nope.  I most likely will go on the social run tonight and then home to dinner and cat cuddles.  I know how to get into the holiday spirit, huh?

Anyways, I’m starting to get serious about a new parking spot.  I called a small RV park that is 2 miles away from work (although I still can’t bike to campus due to the road this place is located on) it will tremendously cut down on my commute time.  I mentioned it before (you can read that post here) but never got a call back from the owner..until this weekend when I tried again.

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New Landlord

Hello and happy Thursday!  It is just me or did this week fly by.  I mean fly.  Whew!

I guess I knew this for about a week or so now but I have a new landlord.  I think this is going to be a good thing…but only time will tell I suppose.  I’ve mentioned on here that I rent an RV parking spot (with RV hookups) on 10 acres of land outside of city limits.  So far, besides my new neighbors and a somewhat long commute – in my opinion, I haven’t had any issues.

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