The scariest thing I ever did was sell my home and all my belongings. It was traumatic; but I didn’t know what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. I just knew I had to simplify my life. I HAD to. It was like an obsession that I couldn’t get out of my mind. I was tired of everything I had to manage. I bought a motorhome and left to … nothing planned, just following my heart and intuition. Above the driver’s seat is a large decal that says, “Go Confidently in the Direction of your Dreams”. I’m discovering the Tiny House movement. And the dwellers all have in common is simplifying their lives, having money that is not all allocated for monthly obligations but to just spend. They are environmentally conscious folk. This link is to the documentary made on this movement. I’m just discovering this. But I’ve been living it for four years. I’m not alone it seems.
He needs a little lawnmower, or maybe once of those vacuum hair cutters that sucks exactly two inches up and then cuts. Water it before leaving work and it’ll be dry by morning. If it were wheat grass he could juice it. He no longer needs to worry about spilled drinks. He has more oxygen. He can stay grounded. Important papers can be staked. I envision a raised flower bed in the back … goldfish bowl. Would be a nice work environment. Going green. Invite a cute co-worker over for a picnic during lunch. I’d keep it. This could be the desk of the future. I’d add another little lawn under the desk for bare feet with a grow light attached to the bottom of the desk.
"… a study on how rainwater collection affects aquifer and groundwater supplies. The study revealed that letting people collect rainwater on their properties actually reduces demand from water facilities and improves conservation." Well duh.
Nothing riles me up more than people who alledge that rainwater replentishes aquifers. When water leaves an aquifer (mostly sand) it settles. Yeah, some water may drip into it, but nothing to make a difference in a water supply that has previously been collected for MILLIONS of years. If we saved the aquifers for drinking water, we’d be planning for the future. Rainwater can provide showers, nourishment for gardens, and what the hell, maybe even car washes. This type of use doesn’t hurt anything. Anyone who lives near mountains KNOWS that the torrents of rain water from mountains is uncontainable and will find its way to where the water goes (like to green chile farms farther south). People who collect rain water from roofs are not keeping someone down-river from water. Los Angeles, however, who likes to pretend it’s not a desert … DOES. Can we get some perspective here? And what’s up with water parks, swimming pools, and fountains in Las Vegas? Is it just me ? It’s illegal for folks in Las Vegas, New Mexico (elevation 6400 ft; lots of snow in the winter) to water their yards due to drought. But Las Vegas Nevada gets to have fountains at fancy hotels? If you live in the desert, ACT like you live in the desert. It has a beauty of its own! There’s this thinking that if you can afford it, you deserve it. That needs to change. And it needs to change voluntiarily! You just need to “do the right thing”. Righteous people do it before it has to be legislated. Be righteous!
Sherlock Holmes gets to be brilliant, solitary, abrasive, Bohemian, whimsical, brave, sad, manipulative, neurotic, vain, untidy, fastidious, artistic, courteous, rude, a polymath genius. Female characters get to be Strong.
So true. Another occurance of male entitlement. It’s just a given they are strong. It has to be pointed out with women like it’s something so rare. sheesh.
I know you think this refers to cell phones. However, I live on two marine batteries and a solar panel. Unless you want to listen to my generator all night, take this seriously. I have to make hay while the sun shines!