Building out the Yurt

It has been an extremely busy time. Lots going on in the world besides my yurt project, but my yurt project is more fun than most other things at this point. I’m finding it difficult to post as often as I like, due to other obligations, so I’m resorting once …

Yurt Evolution

After waiting so long for the weather to allow for the yurt site to be graded, the project is coming together quickly. In part that is oddly due to the Covid 19 virus. While the virus has caused many problems for small businesses (including mine), it has given me access …

We’re Rolling Now!

The yurt, in many crates and boxes, has finally arrived. We picked it up from a local lumber company that was willing to receive it from the truck and we now have it stashed in various places on the property. After a winter of little rain, the skies have opened …

Shelter reconsidered

Since my daughter and her family and I purchased a property with only one house, I needed to decided how, with a limited budget, I could create a living space to suit my life. I first considered beginning with a tiny house. I was familiar with them and had watched …

Safe House

Sometimes, perhaps often, when family gathers tensions build on existing underlying issues. Speaking with a friend recently I heard how one of her beloved children had turned the blast of her inner furnace toward her, causing her sadness and confusion. At a time when the two needed to be working …

The County Fair

Across the country county fairs celebrate the bounty of summer while anticipating the turning of the season. Giant pumpkins and wilting vegetables fill the Harvest Hall. Baked goods slowly lose shape and change color as the fair days progress. Often school has just begun, bringing busloads of youngsters with teachers …

An Uncivil War

Since I sold my property this summer my personal mail is being sent to the main post office in Santa Cruz. I have been using a post office box for several years for my business mail–keeping a Santa Cruz mailing address is a marketing technique to enhance searchability on the …

Hey Cuz

Hang on. This is going to get complicated. Sometime last year I received an email, one of many over time, from Ancestry. I’m religious about deleting unwanted messages and my go-to for Ancestry is to move their correspondence straight to the trash unless I’m currently paying for a subscription (I …