as it was intended
I spent the last few days up in the cabin, had a long list of chores…fence repair, brush clearance, ground leveling, trim installation…and on and on.
Instead, I drank beer, slept late in the new bed, chased a cow around (for fun), played with the local free-range hound dog, celebrated prop 19 (at exactly 4:20), watched “Breaking Bad” on the laptop, read the new “Trailer Life” magazine, had a wonderful conversation with a writer from “Westways” magazine and saw the most stunning display of galaxies in the crisp, clear night sky.
Turns out I actually got nothing “chore-like” done but I did have a wonderful, relaxing time enjoying the cabin as it was intended. If I had high-speed Internet instead of dial-up, I swear I’d move in full-time! (I need the broadband for my real job). I calculated that I could save at least $2300/month if I moved into my cabin. That would mean I could work less and after a while, have a crap-load of cash in the bank! More on this scheme as my mind wraps around it.
I got an email from a lovely reporter from “Westways”, she’s doing an article on small houses and wanted to talk with me. Not sure if any of our conversation will appear in the magazine but it is gratifying to know that there are so many peeps interested in extreme downsizing that a mainstream mag is talking about it!
For the record… as my compound is set up today, I could live there full-time and probably be quite happy. This would mean down-sizing my career and jettisoning my main home in Los Angeles before I’ve built my main “living-room” building. BUT, if the California economy keeps collapsing (and I suspect with Jerry Brown in charge it will) there will surely be a mass exodus to nearby business-friendly low-tax states.
If this happens, I’m ready to pack up the condo, clean the guns, cling to my Bible and head for the hills!