Category Archives: frugal living

Past meets the present

I like history. It’s one of my favorite genres in literature, non-fiction, and film. I thoroughly enjoyed the PBS historical ‘reality’ shows – Colonial House, and Frontier House, for instance. Like those of you who watched Survivor (which I’ve never … Continue reading

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I must have jinxed myself (not the first time)!  Unfortunately we enjoyed running water for only about a week before it quit on us.  We aren’t sure why – is the cistern out of water (maybe), did some important part … Continue reading

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Living Like Refugees

I was chatting with a friend about the progress we were making on our house/living situation the other day when I was interrupted by an eavesdropping bystander, “No water, no toilet, no heat! That’s insane!” this person exclaimed. “You are … Continue reading

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