Starring random Hispanic dude we accidentally called five times. Let me explain. My in-laws have a new house. They're moving out of the city and into the country, and they have a new house. They've been working on cleaning up the old home, their 'starter' home of 30+ years for sale. This weekend, we visited … Continue reading Let’s Play What Circuit Is This Outlet On?
Let's talk mania. And finances. Last fall, I went full paranoid manic for close to two weeks. With how the world was behaving, no one realized my frothing was anything other than a reaction to everything. I bought end of the world supplies. A lot of end of the world supplies. A wood stove. A … Continue reading Gonna Admit I’m a Failure
I had a TON of fun looking at end of the world bunkers with my brother and rating them based on practicality, design, whether the close spaces would incite violence, you know, the usual criteria. So far, my favorite is from Atlas Survival Shelters: The Pennsylvania. The image below is, of course, theirs and copyrighted … Continue reading End of the World Bunkers-R-Us
Sunday was just a lovely day out, so my husband took down the Halloween lights and put up some for Christmas. We don't have anything fancy, and the white hues don't match, but he had a lot of fun, and it looks cheery! Half of one strand is dead, hence the dead zone. The brilliant … Continue reading Christmas Lights Are Up!
Okay, this is just a pretty photo dump! It was a gorgeous fall day with rich sunlight and long sleeve temperatures. Behind the house, there's Open MFL land: The north side of the house: Zoomed in across the fields to the east where a farmer happened to be taking in their crop: Same location, zoomed … Continue reading Lovely Fall Photos from the In Laws’ New House!
No photos, ya'll, so you'll just have to believe me. I had a friend planning to come and visit us at our house for the first time ever on Saturday. Super exciting, and I was stoked. And then I looked around the house. It was... cluttered is a polite term for it. Every surface was … Continue reading In Which We Cleaned for Three Days
Okay, I'm just going to say that I'm in love with this channel. I desperately wish I were healthy enough and had land to try to build these structures!!! What channel? TA Outdoors found here, and they build a variety of old fashioned structures. Think medieval hut or Viking long house as items that are … Continue reading ITJFU: TA Outdoors YouTube Channel
I had an interesting conversation with my dad the other day, and I mentioned some of the best decisions I've ever made, ones that have paid forward and paid forward and make my life better today, so here's some musings on that. Warning: It's a long one. The choices: Reading the Dave Ramsey book my … Continue reading The Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made
My parents... were hit HARD by the most recent flood. The good thing is they were hit in 2014 too, and EVERYTHING valuable was moved out of the basement into the ground floor. Their basement, with two sump pumps, held out with no more than 8 inches of water. This is a shot they took … Continue reading And My Parents REALLY Flooded
When we were staying at my Uncle's in Minneapolis, they had us stay in the back room of the Mother-in-Law addition, and I thought it was lovely. We had a blow up mattress, and SO MANY windows, and I couldn't resist taking a photo. Nothing else exciting here - hope you have an awesome weekend … Continue reading Where We Stayed This Last Week