|Summer has come and gone... :(!|
What have the teeny tinys been up to? Well, in June, we moved into our new house! We didn't have much to move, but we did have quite a bit of house to fill. It was the absolute opposite of downsizing. Ugh! I can't say I enjoyed the materialism and consumerism (more on that another time), but we are now happy house dwellers and enjoy our new home.
|The dogs enjoying the new house|
|tBoy built our fence (with help)... Next summer: the garden|
Speaking of riding around town, I bought an old metal bike trailer and spray painted it my favourite colour, got help to build the sides to keep dogs and groceries in, varnished it and then bought a commuter bike to match it (yes, some may say that buying a bike to match the trailer is a bit backwards, but I just knew that I would find the right bike afterwards!)
|I'll have to snap some shots of me out and about with the doggies|
We moved away from one river, but we are a 5-minute bike ride from a different (equally lovely) river now...
|tDog2 with our neighbour and her new best friend at the river|
|tDog2 ready to fetch sticks during low tide|
|Riding bikes, of course|
|Climbing rocks too|
|And sometimes riding our bikes to go climb rocks|
|Swims in lakes, rivers and ocean|
|Occasional visits to the big city (always with a stop at the beach)|
|This tDog has grown! She's the best trail dog.|
Upon much reflection, however, I've decided that teeny tiny living does not have to happen in 200 square feet. Owning a house challenges our values about living simply and in many ways makes us think more about how we live. We are continually trying to find balance between the economical pressures that surround us and living as authentically and as close to our beliefs and values as possible.
So. This blog will go on. It will continue to be an exploration of teeny tiny living. Now that we have all this space, we are looking at ways to give back... to share what we have (physically and figuratively). With those we love... with the community... and perhaps even with those in need farther away. For now, these are just conversations, but we hope to soon act upon these ideas.
In the meantime, we'll enjoy what is left of autumn as we anticipate winter (and snow hopefully!)
|Can you spot tDog2?|
|See you soon!|