The Little Fish House is parked in a safe place until I have time to move him back to the farm. My next big thing is going out of town for a work conference in my beloved Boston with the added perk of spending some time with my awesome sister, Leslie. After that, I'll be headed for a long-awaited surgery at the end of May; that will keep me out of my tiny until probably mid- or late-June. ::sigh::
I've decided that once I'm back to living tiny full time, I'm starting the clock over. While I've been living tiny off and on, ever since Cloe died I've been crazy busy with work, setting up the farm and getting the new pups all up-to-date on vaccinations, potty training and spays—all of which aren't really conducive to an hour commute, away from vets, work and consistent trips outside.
Open House #1Earth Day Texas 2017 was a blast and it was wonderful to meet so many people who are building and talk with them about composting toilets and simply living tiny. And, get this: I was interviewed by the Dallas Morning News about living tiny, thanks to BA :-). "My 15 minutes!" lol It was a great article and even got a nice write-up on TexasHillCountry.com.
I was surprised that so many people in the area who are building did not know about the DFW Tiny House Enthusiasts. I'm glad we got to introduce those folks to the group. It will be interesting to see how the next year evolves. I hope we have more Meetups and I'm hoping to have more open houses.
I was so happy to see all of my friends and family who came out to see me at Fair Park. They make my life special; and it was good to reconnect with my tiny house companions, too. As much as I'm looking forward to getting set up on the farm, I would love to be in a community. It was cool to have coffee in the mornings with them, problem-solve and share ideas with each other and just be with other tiny house people. (The fact that they are so cool does help a bit!) It was cool to see Renee of TinyOn! fame, too! (I posted many times during the event on my Facebook page.)
Open House #2Speaking of community, Garland happened so quickly but it was great to represent! The Hon. Douglas Athas invited BA and myself to come and talk about living tiny and what a community would mean to us and to the city. Lucky us, Susan got to come, too! The turnout was great and I think we were well-received. The parking spot was beautiful, too! :-) I hope Garland becomes the trailblazer for tinies in the DFW area!
|Loving living tiny!|
Open House #3Then I was off to an open house at none other than my workplace! The wind was really blowing that day; I had to go 45 mph down the highway or the house would start swaying. (Note to self: Must install the anti-sway bar, dang it!) I did make it—first official solo trip, y'all! I didn't like that much, but didn't have much of a choice. A tail car is really needed in traffic, but I found that if I took it slow, folks would filter around me. I only got one honk from some [expletive] in a sports car because he was trying to race me as I was switching lanes. Ugh. However, it was quite funny to pull my house up in the middle of Uptown! A big shout out to the officers at the Fed for their guidance while I pulled my house into the parking lot. It was so great to share my house with my co-workers, supporting Earth Day at work.
|Camping out at work, across the street from the Crescent.|
Thanks to everyone who came out to all three events! It was lovely talking with you all.
Shirts with Bob on ThemLastly, guys, I had t-shirts for sale. I was so focused on presenting my house I didn't get a chance to showcase them. Lauren and Emma came out to try to help sell, but the crowds were really light that day. (Thank you, both! <3 ) If anyone's interested, I have small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large sizes for $15 each. Comment if you're interested. I'll also be re-posting information on them when I get back from Boston.
I need to go pack now but I'm looking forward to writing more "how I did this" posts while I'm recovering in June. I hope I remember the details! :)