• Happiness,  Uncategorized

    Notes to your Future Self

    Katie and I started a little tradition when we defrosted our refrigerator for the first time several years ago. We didn’t know how long it had been since we had defrosted it so sensing an opportunity we each wrote little notes to our future selves (Katie even left herself a gift) and stuck them in the back of the freezer…

  • Minimalism,  Uncategorized

    Maintaining Balance

    Back to school season is always a bit hectic around here. A local church hosts a free yard sale that is packed with donations and yard sale discards that would normally end up in the trash while the local clothing closet has a yard sale where you can purchase bags filled with the clothing of your choice for a dollar…

  • Housing,  Uncategorized

    The Small House Book Has Arrived!

    Finally, the day I have been waiting for:  Jay Shafer’s Small House Book  arrived in my mailbox! I must say, Jay likes his books as small and high-quality as he does his houses!  In the book he gives basic building plans plus a treatise on small house living.  I will describe more when I finish the book. As I was reading the…

  • Uncategorized

    Pleasure of a Job Well Done

    The lawn is mowed, my neighbors have said hello, so now I can sit and relax a touch before my daughter arrives home from school. It feels quite warm outside, but the thermostat says that it is only 66 degrees.  I am just glad I have one more chore out of the way for the day.  It feels so good…