Minnow the Streamline

Obviously I Am Not in Charge

September 20, 2010

Things are not going according to plan. Not that there was much of a plan, but there were some overarching goals. And so far I am far from them. In fact, I just might be falling backwards. One main point of this whole move to the middle of nowhere was to regain my connection to [...]

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Obviously I Am Not in Charge

September 20, 2010

Things are not going according to plan. Not that there was much of a plan, but there were some overarching goals. And so far I am far from them. In fact, I just might be falling backwards. One main point of this whole move to the middle of nowhere was to regain my connection to [...]

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Reality Kicking In

August 26, 2010

There is a lot of work ahead. First step, repair the sole of my work boot so that I can have some foot gear that is up to the tasks I must tackle. Here, I am using my brother’s chicken coop to sun-dry the sole after scrubbing to prep for gluing. I’m sure there’ll be [...]

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Fertrue

August 24, 2010

Can’t sleep. Head and heart spinning. So, I am tapping out this post on my phone while my family sleeps elsewhere in my apartment. At least I hope they are sleeping … Tomorrow we load my belongings into the horse trailer that they have towed here, 300 miles. I am not fully prepared, even though [...]

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Moving On

August 21, 2010

The short answer is: I am moving. The question being: Where have you been, Leila? The actual decision to move was quite sudden, but the underlying reasons have been simmering for quite awhile−frequently causing me to be absent from my usual haunts. For awhile I entertained the hope that I could contact each of my [...]

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Streamline Adventure – Day Five, Off the grid, cont.

August 18, 2010

This morning I did a little exploring into the solar-power thing. My friend Joanne, who has a fiberglass Bolar trailer, turned me onto a couple of websites with trailer-specific info, one of which a tidy little article about solar power and another with planning worksheets and all the equipment I could need. I have a [...]

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Me Ow

August 5, 2010

Last night I dreamed of a big cat. Well, it was a kitten of a big cat, so it was a big kitten, on its way to becoming a big cat. But it was striped, in golden colors, so it was not the kind of big cat that inhabit my 31.36-acre wood. Those cats are [...]

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Streamline Adventure – Day Four – Off the Grid

August 1, 2010

This morning I follow up on yesterday’s chat with Chris Kroupa, one of Ferry County PUD’s commissioners. He told me about 0% 20-year loans that the PUD (Public Utility District) is making to folks who want to install solar power systems. This is of interest to me because my 31.36 acres is waaaay off the [...]

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Streamline Adventure – Day Three

July 31, 2010

Today’s big accomplishments were to: pay my brother for all the diesel we used in the pressure washer while cleaning the inside of the trailer, clean up the debris left in the trailer after pressure-washing the paint, and, take rough measurements of the floor plan and windows and cabinets. Oh, and make a list of [...]

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Streamline Adventure – Day Two

July 30, 2010

Today our paint stripping attack used more radiator cleaner, and a LOT of steam cleaning. The front end is looking pretty good, and the paint is being rather easy to peel off in the kitchen and bedroom area of the trailer; slow going though. Stripped the doors and drawers out, and started removing and wire-brushing [...]

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