Monday, April 11, 2016

Crappy Pictures

It has been pretty overcast here since I arrived.
BUT.....I tried to take some pictures inside the tiny house:
Old fridge built into the wall.

Closer view

Corner where my bed will be

Plenty of windows, though!

Spare windows that are destined for a cold frame project

Kitchen! But, alas, no running water or septic for the sinks.

My stove! Heat and cooking in one (once it is hooked up and cleaned off)

It's not much, but it will work for me and Siona.
Speaking of which.....
Siona checking out the snow and her new neighbors...

New neighbors. Named Cheese and Quakers.

The local waterfall in it's frozen Winter glory!

Today will be a busy day. After I finish this post, I will go out to do some more cleaning in the tiny house, try to hook up the wood stove myself and possibly get that king sized box spring and mattress the heck out of there!
I have been staying nights at dear friends, Timi and Jim's house, but I feel bad imposing on them...besides...I want to sleep in my own dang house as soon as possible! to cleaning...and I will try to take a few pictures while I am at it!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Contentment Level Dial Turned to 11 !

Since last Sunday morning, I have driven a total of 2300 miles.
I am back in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. I took a detour through Virginia where I saw two of my sons and one of my daughters, and my lovely daughter-in-law and my grandson.

I have a tiny house now. It needs fixing up and there's no running water and power comes from an extension cord hooked up to a pole in the yard, but it is enough for me.

I took these pictures last summer when the friend that owns the tiny house was considering selling it and wanted to place an ad on craigslist. It didn't sell (thankfully) and my friend said if I wanted to move back up here, it was free for me to use as long as I needed it.

So, 10 x 15 feet. There is a rudimentary kitchen. A bathroom just big enough to put a composting toilet in. A closet (!). A few shelves. Room enough for a full sized or twin bed, a chair or two, a couple of small tables and a few book shelves. It has a tiny wood stove for heating and cooking.

Perfect for me and Siona the Wonder Dog. (Siona was an absolute angel on the trip up here and behaved perfectly!)

I love it up here in northern New Hampshire. I feel so at home here, anywhere else just feels wrong.
I adore friends Tina and Bill that I was staying with....but Missouri is not the place for me.
I would love to live closer to my kids in Virginia, but the Shenandoah Valley lost it's charms for me a long time ago.

My ex has fled the area as he quit his job the day his boss was going to fire him for stealing from the company. He now splits his time between 2 different *partners/fiances* in Stowe, Vt. and another one in Burlington. And he is working at a bowling alley in Stowe. So, he is too busy to come up here and bug me. That's a good thing! His son and d-i-l and their 2 kids live in the farmhouse now and have taken in a renter to help pay the bills, so I am still getting the payments.

I checked at my old job when I got back and they may hire me back. I'll find out for sure on Monday.

My health is excellent and I am feeling better every day. Especially since I got back here!
I was thrilled when a snowstorm came up here the day I arrived!
SNOW! my blog will switch focus a bit. Still out in the country, still going to be prepping, gardening, food storage, etc. No animals.......yet.

But I am going to be turning a kinda grubby tiny house into a home. It needs work. I'll be taking pictures...before and after. next great adventure is here! Come along for the ride if you like!