Monday, January 21, 2013

Hi folks, here's what has been happening the last few weeks since my last post.

The shell of the little house is still holding up well to the rain, snow, and cold of winter. No major progress to report here.

In the mean time I've been preparing for my eventual move into "the portable shit house" (as neighbor Tom affectionately describes it). Obviously the space is much smaller so I've been ridding items that haven't been used or have been kept to hold on to a little piece of the past. A quick picture taken and saved is enough for me. (with some exceptions of course) If I had to move in today most of my "stuff" would probably fit but even so there will be further reductions. One of the big reasons for this house is that I don't want to have things, I want to DO things.

Since Christmas I've been walking to work daily with the exception of three days. More recently I've been eating healthier and feeling great! Last summer I weighed in at an all time high of 210 lbs. Check out the video at the beginning of this blog, the fat guy is me. I'm down to 197 and bones are feeling better!

Since selling the Blazer last summer I've been givin a car (kudos to neighbor Tom) and was lent a car temporarily (thank you Patty, Bob, and Rose!) to keep it from deteriating from non-use. When the car is returned I may try again to "go carless" and just use the Surly and my feet. It may last a day, month, year, who knows? There's always a Subaru out there for sale.

That's it for now, have a great week!


  1. Thanks Moira, I'm hoping to start again soon.

  2. I stumbled across your blog today. (Yes in the wee hours of the morning lol). I'm apparently going through some of the same things in my head. I want to LIVE more and OWN less crap. I'm researching wee lil houses and have plans to start building one this year. Hopefully in the next few months. In the meantime, I'm paring down the things I do own and figuring out exactly what I need to survive and be HAPPY. Because one thing I DO know... it's NOT all this stuff that's been weighing me down that's for sure! Anyway, thank you for posting your journey online for me to find. :) And others too lol. I hope you get your house done and all is well for you.

  3. Thanks Sammi. Good luck to you and check in with your progress when you can. Hopefully I can start up again soon.