The House Sold!!

…now what?!

I think we are mostly happy about it, but it sort of felt like doom and gloom around here when the news came via text last night. It kind of feels like seller’s remorse: we made the decision to sell and then sort of came to terms with the fact that it probably wouldn’t appraise and we would be holding on to the house. That then became the preferred outcome, or if not “preferred” certainly the safest and most comfortable option for us. Continue reading “The House Sold!!”

House Projects with Before & After Photos!

Getting your house ready to sell in the middle of the semester can, apparently, be a begrudgingly tedious process. While I had research papers to write and Tish had research papers to grade, we spent a couple of weeks with our house in disarray, with a disassembled kitchen and our bedroom inhabitable for several days. But having our screen porch taken apart might have been the worst part for us because our 9 month old cat was SO upset that he couldn’t go “outside” and explore, so he followed us around all day meowing in the most pathetic way hoping we would give in and let him out anyways. Despite the mental drain that the projects took on us, once we jumped in we found we loved waking up every day to work on our house. We thought of the projects like “mini trial runs,” preparing us for our tiny house build this summer. We began to really enjoy the process and are even more excited (and confident) to start on our tiny house!

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Tiny House Workshop vs. Tiny House Conference

Between the end of January and beginning of May, Tish and my time and brain power were focused on school. As a full time graduate student, doing research and writing papers is about all I have time for outside of the part time job I had; and Tish spends the majority of her day grading, prepping for class, answering an astounding number of e-mails from students and attending faculty meetings. Since we knew we wouldn’t have time to really start researching for our tiny house, much less start building one, until the summer months, we decided to attend a workshop and conference in an effort to feel like we are moving forward, and to absorb as much information about building (and living in) a house as we could. Continue reading “Tiny House Workshop vs. Tiny House Conference”

You Have to Start Somewhere

For months now I have been brainstorming ideas for our blog, carefully weighing each idea against the next to make sure I had the perfect first blog with the perfect selection of blogs lined up to follow. Well, as you might guess there is no “perfect” blog, just like there is no perfect time to start something. I woke up this morning and decided I am starting today, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it, and I am beginning with an imperfect introduction to why we are even starting a blog to begin with. After all our motto is “don’t wait live NOW,” right?

So, without further adieu, here it is: My first blog! (I hope you like it)

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