Author: derek (Page 1 of 2)

Enough

Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, “I love you. I wish you enough.” She in turn said, “Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy.”

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Scholars and Warriors

The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

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Building a Tiny House – Walls and Sheathing

It’s been months since we bought our trailer. Shortly after getting it home I worked on securing the floor joists and subfloor. We then covered it, hoping to keep the weather off of it, and unfortunately it sat for months. We had 8 or 9 consecutive weekends where we were gone, which made it impossible to do any meaningful work.

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The Only Thing Necessary

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

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Swatting Mosquitoes

You will never have time to drain the swamp if you’re always too busy swatting mosquitoes.

Building a Tiny House – Subfloor

Last weekend was busy with our son’s birthday. We managed to spend a little time drilling the final holes to secure┬áthe joists to our trailer. The weather didn’t look like it was going to cooperate this weekend, but when we got a break between showers I made a Lowes run, to pick up sheathing for the subfloor.

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The Zenmaster

On his sixteenth birthday the boy gets a horse as a present. All of the people in the village say, “Oh, how wonderful!”

The Zen master says, “We’ll see.”

One day, the boy is riding and gets thrown off the horse and hurts his leg. He’s no longer able to walk, so all of the villagers say, “How terrible!”

The Zen master says, “We’ll see.”

Some time passes and the village goes to war. All of the other young men get sent off to fight, but this boy can’t fight because his leg is messed up. All of the villagers say, “How wonderful!”

The Zen master says, “We’ll see.”

Tiny House Security

This is a post about some of the things you should consider when it comes to securing your Tiny House Trailer or really any trailer for that matter. It’s one of those interesting dilemmas that you don’t typically think of with a traditional home. You don’t have to worry about someone driving off with your house and all of your possessions. While it’s not horribly common this type of thing can and does happen.

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