Friday, November 6, 2015

Tiny House Living, Hand soap and mold spray recipes

There is a trend now to tiny house living. You have seen them on HGTV and Facebook. Funny, in 1955 when I married and moved to Amarillo Air Base, we had a tiny house. An 8x25 foot trailer we rented. Our bathroom was a corner of the bedroom big enough for a grinder toilet and wall mout sink, both stainless steel, and the whole room was a shower. The kitchen had a tiny frig with a freezer big enough for 2 ice cube trays. Apartment sized stove, and the living room was big enough for a couch. But it was my first home, and special. When our first baby was on they way, it was clear we could not fit a baby bed or anything else into this place so we bought a burned out mansion, 8 by 37. That one moved with us to Wichita Falls, in fact we moved our house around a lot, that was an adventure in itself. Learned a lot about "Fish tailing" one trip, wondered why cars kept diving for the side of the road as we approached. Guess the big thing is to avoid high utility bills, otherwise, some of these houses could be easily stolen while you were away. And they are not cheap. Need some hand soap? Chemical free? Mix 1/2 cup boiled or distilled water 1/2 cup castile soap, 1 T jojoba( or apricot kernel or grapeseed) and 15 drops of sea tree oil. Put in a pump bottle, shake slightly before use. All this stuff'seasy to find at Walmart, or I get mine from Swanson Vitamins or Amazon or Mountain Rose Herbs. Got mole on the north side of your house? Mix 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup water, and 1 T baking Spray on, do not wash off, rain will take it and the mold off. One of the blogs I read listed foods healthy people eat, will share. Apples, asparagus, blueberries, spices, broccoli, butternut squash, dark chocolate, legumes, nuts, plain yogurt, greens, oatmeal, olive oil, pears quinoa and salmon(wild caught). Lucky us, we still have greens and tomatoes, DOug extends the season well on salad stuff. Its still warm, but will change a little this week, 60's instead of close to 80. still not bad. Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away, holiday season really rushes up on us, I am working on notes to many friends on Christmas cards, a once a year occurrence. Never did like form letters, easy but so impersonal. Enjoy the end of fall, that cold stuff will arrive too soon. Have a good week, and love one another.

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