Hello hello! Happy Tuesday! So I’ve discussed my phone/internet issue quite a bit and have FINALLY come to a conclusion. Since my current situation (phone with Cricket and internet hotspot with T-mobile) works great for my situation, usage, and budget I’m just going to get a new unlocked iPhone and stick with my current plan. I heard really bad things about Sprint coverage (as well as T-mobile) so I didn’t want to switch if what I have works. If, when I go to Europe this summer, I need to switch providers or figure something else out I will then do it at that point in time.
After much debate, I got the new iPhone 7! What? Me, with the latest technology…I feel so cool now. =) I went with this because I do keep phones forever so I thought I might as well get the latest and greatest since I’ll have it now for quite awhile.
Be prepared for better pictures in the near future – I don’t have the phone yet as I get it this afternoon so until then you get a blank post just telling you of my update. =)
Hello and happy Monday! Welcome back! Did you all have a great weekend? Mine was a mix of both productive and relaxing. since it’s the week before spring break things are a bit crazy around here getting in midterm grades and such but then a whole week with no classes! Woohoo!
So, for my big weekend project. I installed my new toilet …and it wasn’t that big of an issue! I think the whole thing took maybe 3 hours (installed the new toilet was probably 1 hour total – cleaning took the other time)
Happy Thursday friends! Welcome back! As I left you on the edge of your seat yesterday waiting to hear about my internet and phone debate, I have yet to come to a conclusion or do anything other than scope out some other options. However, I plan on discussing those today. And I know most people probably don’t think or shop around this much for these services but, well, I’m not average and really want a good deal because I stick with providers (and devices) for a long time.
I left off last week talking to T-mobile and Verizon about phone plans, data hotspots, and international data packages. Quick review, right now I have Cricket Wireless for my phone and T-mobile hotspot for my internet. Both have been working great but I am needing a new phone so thought I would check what else is available because I need international data for this summer and possibly more hotspot data. Cricket does not offer international plans and there has been some conflicting information about T-mobiles hot spot international plan but I *think* it will work overseas for ZERO upgrade charge! =)
TGIF! Woohoo! We made it to the weekend! How is everyone? I’m doing good. Glad it is the weekend, that’s for sure. Since I’m not training anymore, I don’t have to get a long run in. AHHHH!!! It’s a glorious feeling. =)
So today’s topic is somewhat tiny house related and somewhat not. I have an iPhone. I’ve had an iPhone since they first came out. I laugh at that because I am not tech saavy or into getting the latest and greatest so the fact I had an iPhone before they were popular is kinda funny…especially given that I had that stinking 1st gen iPhone until they made me replace it because the technology changed and they didn’t support it anymore. ha! I upgraded and had that phone until the battery died (and is not replaceable) and 4 years ago got the iPhone 5. It could have been 3 but I think it’s been 4 years. Since then I switched to Cricket Wireless and love that I pay $35 a month and have the exact same service I had with their competitor in which I was paying $90 a month. I’m going to switch gears for a bit but you’ll see why so hang in there with me….
Hello, hello! How are you all doing today? Great I hope! As you can tell from the title of this post, I’m talking toilets again. Such a great topic, huh?
Anyways, as previously mentioned here and here and a few other spots that I won’t reference, I’ve had some issues with my current composting toilet. Mainly bugs, emptying way more than the reference manual, and a plant/dirt smell. I’ve looked at other options such as a regular flush toilet, RV toilet, and another type of composting toilet. (I even had a plumber give me an estimate to install a different toilet. To install a different toilet it would be around $500 – or was it $400? I can’t find the post – in labor then the cost of the toilet- whichever one I decided on) While that doesn’t seem too bad if it solved the problem it does mean that I will no longer have the option of being off-grid unless I get a black water storage tank. Which I would then have to dump…uh, I’d rather dump compost than chemical waste. I’m kinda grossed out just typing that…
Happy Hump Day! Hope your all doing well and having a great week so far. Mine’s been busy busy busy as the new semester kicks off and I’m still figuring out my schedule. It usually take a good month to get into the swing of it. =)
The past few days have felt more like spring than winter – which, I know, some of you would like – however, there was one day when the temps got below freezing one night. This isn’t a problem now that I have my garage set up and water lines all figured out…or so I thought.
I awoke one day earlier this week to no water. WHAT?!?! How can I have no water when I have a (very expensive) automatic electric heated water line to prevent this exact thing? See the plugs going from the well & hose to the electric box behind?
Hello and happy Tuesday! Did you have a great weekend?! I didn’t get a chance to ask you because I was celebrating yesterday. =) My weekend was…interesting. Let me explain. So it felt like winter again here (yay!) with the night time temps reaching down in the 20’s (ok, that only happened 1 night). I thought this would be the perfect time to try out the heat lamp idea – I also had just gotten the thermostat outlet.
A few days ago I posted the idea about a heat lamp used for chicken coops….remember?
Well, I went to the local farm supply store (it happens to be 1 mile from my house and also where I go to fill my propane tanks) and discussed this with the folks there since someone where *hopefully* use these or at least are more familiar with them than me.
Hello and happy Monday!!! Welcome back! Did you have a great weekend? Mine was good. The weather was warm – in the 60’s so I got to do some outdoor projects that I needed to do. First one was winterizing my drain line. As I only have greywater – and with going to try another composting toilet will remain that way – the drain line isn’t the biggest issue if it freezes but it is a pain in the butt! If I’m home due to crappy icy weather then I want/need to get some things done such as laundry, washing dishes, etc. and with a frozen (which means stopped up) sewer line, doing those things just isn’t going to happen until the afternoon when the weather warms up to thaw the frozen line. So, I decided to winterize my sewer line! What does that mean, you ask?