It's post-Turkey Day at the tiny house. I am stuffed and grateful for another escape to Seattle to see my friends John and Teresa (and of course, their shower facilities). I am also extremely thankful for another set of heroic friends, Barb and Jeff, who have offered to build a set of stairs for my front porch as an early X-Mas present (thus, replacing the dodgy multi-ladder). HOORAY!! One more thing off the list! After all, a project of any magnitude takes a village, and every helper elf is a small miracle.
And now, lest I slide into some tryptophan-glazed monotony of leak-free, shower-free and, consequently, more aromatic existence, me thinks it's time to get serious about the bath house. Allow me to illustrate where we stand.
Ultimately, in order to keep the line from freezing, I will need to dig a trench and lay a proper water line from the hydrant to the bath house, along with a gray-water filter system. I'm going for basic functionality first. Wish me luck!
Angela Ramseyer is an artist, poet, writer, tanguera and neophyte guitar player, recently relocated from Whidbey Island, WA to Portland, OR.
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