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….
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!!!
Hello! How are you all today? Happy Hump Day! Today’s post is short as I’m still getting caught up with everything since I was out of town last weekend but I wanted to share yet another reason (as if I needed more) in which to find a new parking spot!
I live down a dirt road. I probably have to travel 1 mile on this road but when it rains (which isn’t often) it turns into a mud pit. I can not avoid, no matter how slow I drive, getting mud up to the windows of my car. That is how much mud there is! It’s crazy ridiculous and takes a few days for it to dry so I drive my car with mud on it for a week or so before I can wash it. If I washed it right after the rain it would get muddy again and then I just wasted water on washing. Anyways, that was a side rant as today I was going to share what happened on my ride home from work yesterday…. Continue reading Another reason for a new parking spot…→
Hello and welcome back! I had a busy weekend as I went to Austin, TX to run the Austin Marathon. I didn’t get a PR (personal record) but am pretty darn pleased with my time given the weather conditions that day. This was my 4th marathon but the last one I ran was in 2012 and happened to also have extremely hot weather conditions. I think that one was hotter but this one was hot and humid. I was soaked at mile 3 = not good. Anyways, I got another finishers medal (which just happens to be a belt buckle) and another check mark on my marathon list.
I know this is a tiny house blog and not a run blog so let me relate this story back to tiny house living. =)
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! 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”. =)
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.
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….