Monthly Archives: April 2014

manumission-ish

lettinggoSince we met, Glen and I have assumed we’d live in two houses on one property. It’s partly humorous, and entirely serious. We are both independent and don’t change our habits easily, if at all. I hate his silverware and he can’t stand my “science project” leftovers in the sink. We’d consider a U-shaped house. We would each have a wing — the uprights of the U — with a bedroom, storage, a bathroom and a deck. There would be a common kitchen, living area and utility room.


I’ve mulled this over, this what-I’d-need-or-not-need scenario, and have begun parting with items. My squirrel has devised categories like:

Very Nice But Not Particularly Significant
and
Someone I Know Will Really Like This
and
I Haven’t Used This But It’s Still Useful
and
Because: Goodwill and Value Village
and
I Could Replace That If I Had To
and
They Have This On The Interwebz
and
This Is Shit And Doesn’t Deserve To Take Any More Of My Time So Therefore Will Be Thrown Away


capricious-yogi-letting-goMy Camp Sealth staff tie once had a pin on it that said, “More Fun, Less Stuff”. That’s the vibe we’re going for here. I’m not certain how long or how deep this winnowing phase will go, but I’m interested to watch it unfold.

What if, instead of saving everything to trap memories, I set the things free? What if, freely, the memories stayed?


Two wise men wrote two good riffs about Things and Stuff. And Ron Swanson likes at least Stuff and possibly Things, from what I understand.


I love Food and Stuff. It’s where I buy all of my food. And most of my stuff. – Ron F*cking Swanson


Things by Joe Walsh

I like to take things and make a design
Keep a low profile. Oh and
I like to take things and put them to rhyme
Like those things that are confusing
And the things that seem so clear
And the things that seem so far away
And yet they seem so near
There are some things I have lost
And a few things I have found
Well it’s so hard to keep track of things
There’s so many around
There’s so many around
And there’s things we have to look for
And a few we never find
And we all have things in common
You got your thing, I’ve got mine
And some things they just happen
And some things you can plan
And some of those things you just can’t help
But some of them you can
Oh, some of them you can


Everything-in-placeStuff by George Carlin

“Actually this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That’s all, a little place for my stuff. That’s all I want, that’s all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody’s got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that’s your stuff, that’ll be his stuff over there. That’s all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That’s all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn’t have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time.”

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gearing up

Gearing Up

So glad to finally be moving ahead with the plans to make my little blue Escape Hatch into a studio space. Here it is in its humble glory (taken when we built the trellis last year):
DSC_0096

Originally, the welder said he was booked for two months. However, I said I would take a weekday off, which means he can come out on May 6th. We’ll put in a steel frame for the slider, and a second high window along the top of the back wall. Everything I am able to do on my own can’t be done until all the welding is done. How nice to be able to get this part finished.

Once that’s done, I’ll be framing the interior, followed by the electrical work. In order to plan the electrical scheme, I’ll need to know where things will live (TV, computer desk, sink). I had better get to planning!

The order of projects goes:

welding
framing
electrical
spray insulation
wallboard
floor tiles
finish carpentry
move-in

It’s so exciting to be on the move!


things and stuff

lettinggoSince we met, Glen and I have assumed we’d live in two houses on one property. It’s partly humorous, and entirely serious. We are both independent and don’t change our habits easily, if at all. I hate his silverware and he can’t stand my “science project” leftovers in the sink. We’d consider a U-shaped house. We would each have a wing — the uprights of the U — with a bedroom, storage, a bathroom and a deck. There would be a common kitchen, living area and utility room.


I’ve mulled this over, this what-I’d-need-or-not-need scenario, and have begun parting with items. My squirrel has devised categories like:

Very Nice But Not Particularly Significant
and
Someone I Know Will Really Like This
and
I Haven’t Used This But It’s Still Useful
and
Because: Goodwill and Value Village
and
I Could Replace That If I Had To
and
They Have This On The Interwebz
and
This Is Shit And Doesn’t Deserve To Take Any More Of My Time So Therefore Will Be Thrown Away


capricious-yogi-letting-goMy Camp Sealth staff tie once had a pin on it that said, “More Fun, Less Stuff”. That’s the vibe we’re going for here. I’m not certain how long or how deep this winnowing phase will go, but I’m interested to watch it unfold.

What if, instead of saving everything to trap memories, I set the things free? What if, freely, the memories stayed?


Two wise men wrote two good riffs about Things and Stuff. And Ron Swanson likes at least Stuff and possibly Things, from what I understand.


I love Food and Stuff. It’s where I buy all of my food. And most of my stuff. – Ron F*cking Swanson


Things by Joe Walsh

I like to take things and make a design
Keep a low profile. Oh and
I like to take things and put them to rhyme
Like those things that are confusing
And the things that seem so clear
And the things that seem so far away
And yet they seem so near
There are some things I have lost
And a few things I have found
Well it’s so hard to keep track of things
There’s so many around
There’s so many around
And there’s things we have to look for
And a few we never find
And we all have things in common
You got your thing, I’ve got mine
And some things they just happen
And some things you can plan
And some of those things you just can’t help
But some of them you can
Oh, some of them you can


Everything-in-placeStuff by George Carlin

“Actually this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That’s all, a little place for my stuff. That’s all I want, that’s all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody’s got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that’s your stuff, that’ll be his stuff over there. That’s all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That’s all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn’t have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time.”