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My Maid Comes 3 Fridays From Now

I’m preparing for a trip. It’s not expensive—I’ll drive my son and myself in our small, fuel-efficient car to my mum’s house, where we’ll stay for free, eat in, walk a lot, play board games, and give each other second-hand gifts. My kid and I will purposely hang with strangers, because conversations with new people are… Continue reading My Maid Comes 3 Fridays From Now

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4 Tweaks To Make A Cheap Apartment Work

My place is super cheap… partly because I do some work around the property, and partly because it’s smallish, as well as short on some of today’s amenities. For example, it came with no lines for internet or phone, no tub, no dishwasher, no washing machine, and no dryer. It is, however, comfortable, silent, pretty,… Continue reading 4 Tweaks To Make A Cheap Apartment Work

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Which is Cheaper: Tiny House or Government Housing?

Fretting about the noise that came with this summer’s tourists, two weeks ago I applied for government housing. I’d long thought I “should” try it. By income and other trippy circumstances, I’m eligible. But, it didn’t feel right because I have savings, and other families are surely more in need. But more at issue was… Continue reading Which is Cheaper: Tiny House or Government Housing?