Free Form Friday: Tiny House Adventures

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Psalm 127:1  “A Song of Ascents, of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.”

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted something on this blog. It really is amazing how fast time does fly. It can be so easy to get focused on the mundane everyday routines of life and stop looking beyond that to what is ahead. Sometimes though, it’s good for a person to lift their head and look to the future.

I’m about to start working on something new, something rather major, and thought it would be a good thing to announce to the world on my blog. I am going to build myself a tiny house, mainly out of pallet wood and other salvaged materials.

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Free Form Friday: Longing for Fall

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Just a little bit over one week left of August. At the end of next week, a new year of working with School of the Bible begins.

I don’t know offhand what the “official” first day of Fall is this year, though I’m sure it’s sometime in September, probably a few weeks from now. But for some reason, whenever the calendar clicks over to September, in my mind Fall has arrived.

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Free Form Friday: Let’s Get This Party STARTed

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Another week has flown by.  They say the older you get, the faster time goes by, and I’m finding it really is true.  Hoping to learn to make the most of the time I have.

Speaking of time flying by, I got an e-mail today as part of the START experiment, run by Jon Acuff (of Stuff Christians Like fame), noting that today marks the halfway point of this 24 day experiment.  Halfway already?  Really?  When and how did that happen?  It makes me want to reevaluate what I’ve done so far with it.

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Free Form Friday: Movin’ On Up

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Yes, it’s true.  I’m movin’ on up…to an apartment.  Many would probably see this as no big deal.  It’s an “efficiency” apartment, one room with kitchen and bathroom.  But for me, it’s much more.  You see, for the past few years I’ve lived in what I have come to refer to as the Cubbyhole-a very small room with tiny bathroom and a little counter for my cooking needs.  While the commute was handy (about 10 seconds from my front door to the classroom I work in), the other downside was that it was across campus from the rest of the housing.  Note, I am not saying this to complain.  The Cubbyhole had its time, place, and purpose, and I learned to make do and live very simply.

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Free Form Friday: The Saga of a Waterlogged Laptop

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I had a minor disaster earlier this week.  A friend accidentally knocked a vase full of water onto my laptop.  Sadly, aforementioned laptop could not be resurrected, and I am now on the hunt for a replacement.  (any and all donations will be gladly accepted 😉  Only joking…kind of…  😉 )

I know that sometimes computers can be salvaged after water is spilled on them, so it was an “interesting” time for me, attempting different methods.

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