a dirty word to most people!
and yet to me . . .
bring it on!
i’m in a rut.
time to shake it up
just a bit.
you all know that one of my heroes is
henry david thoreau
who wrote among other books
if you’re new to the peanut
you can read my post on him . . .
go to categories on the side bar
click on minimalism
and then scroll til you come to the post
” the birth of my simple life at 16 “
i have always been partial to small.
all my life.
the tiny house movement is very exciting to me.
i live in a part of the country that still worships
the huge ostentatiously expensive
so wasteful. so unecessary.
that’s only my opinion!
here’s a beautiful example of a tiny house
i could have one like here.
but i am of an age that i don’t really want
to live out in the country all by myself.
and all lots in the city where i live
have ‘restrictions’ of course.
to protect all the
nouveau riche heavily indebted pseudo ‘estates’ on city lots
that try to out-do each other in
i know. don’t write in. that’s not a word.
but it fits. LOL.
ridiculousocity! hey. this is fun.
i’m sorry. i am. but they just look so out-of-place to me.
they should be on lots with an expanse of land and gardens and trees!
not that i think everyone should live ‘small.’
but. oh ok. down from the soapbox tammy.
back to subject.
just before christmas
i called a realtor friend of mine and
i put the wee blink bonnie on the market.
it’s for sale!
i know there are those of my friends who just can’t imagine this.
why would i do such a thing?
the wee blink bonnie is a little dream of a cottage!
if you haven’t seen it . . .
go to categories on the side bar and click on ‘home’ and scroll to
‘ welcome to the wee blink bonnie. ‘
’tis charming for sure.
and surely small enough?
yes. it is all that.
i no longer want the responsibility of ownership.
i want the freedom of
somebody else worrying and keeping up the grounds
and the property tax. LOL.
and well . . .
i just crave a change after 15 long years!
it isn’t something i’ve not thought deeply about for a long time.
it is not a fly-by-night decision.
i have given it a lot of thought.
as a matter of fact i’ve nearly driven myself nuts with it!
i made the decision.
and i am doing it.
i have even put a small deposit on a one room studio apt in my city.
below are a few pictures of some of the grounds of the complex
and also pictures of a model studio that looks like mine.
of course this is the complex model and thus their idea of furnishings
and wall art decor.
mine will look totally different with my own furniture
and things. or rather . . . lack of things! lol.
but it shows the layout of this type of studio very well.
i am very excited.
there is a huge sycamore tree right in front of my own studio.
i will be upstairs.
the manager said that in the summer it’s like living in a tree house!
the apartment has french doors and opens onto a little balcony.
plenty of room for one of my white wicker chairs
and a small table to hold my sparkling cold glass of water ~
and to put up my feet and read a good book in the fresh air!
i am very excited about all this.
i am already feeling renewed and invigorated at the thought
of swimming in the pool and working out in the exercise room.
no more excuses tammy.
yeah. right. LOL.
the marine’s little grandsons will love the pool when they visit
in the summer.
and the apt complex has a nice club house with a snooker table
except our boys will no doubt rather swim!
as martha says . . . “it’s a good thing.”
my little studio apt is 525 square feet.
and i can keep my own washer and dryer!
it has a small room with connections in the apt.
amazing when you think about it.
minimalist ~ have enough ~ that i am . . .
i think i’ll have plenty of room.
i’ve lived in one before and was quite happy.
a hobbit in a hobbit hole. LOL.
and the money i’ll be saving
is a nice little bonus.
wish me luck! in a quick sale.
they’ll be holding my apartment for 2 months.
the one my deposit is on is not over the pool.
it is very private.
it looks out onto a beautiful low stone wall and trees.
i like it so much.
and she said she’d work with me somehow if
my house takes longer to sell.
we’ll see. and i’ll hope for the best!
the realtor has just put up the sign today.
the tiny bit of snow we got is melting fast.
the sun is out. but it’s very cold still.
i’m having lunch with my favorite marine.
all is good!
change is comin’!
wish me luck old bean. and i wish the same for you!
hope your own changes are good too if you have any.
if it doesn’t kill us . . . i think it keeps us young.
or maybe just young at heart! LOL.