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For Real

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We bit the bullet, for real this time.

We bought a house. This house we tried to buy before, maybe in February, but it got into multiple offers and we lost. Can’t remember what number it was? Maybe house #2 out of seven.

This house is small, not tiny, just like I wanted and cheap just like I wanted but it needs a ton of work.

I am going to document our progress on my blog “Project1923“, rightly named this because the house was built in 1923. I think it has its original garage that may have house a car like the one pictured below.  Heck those people may have lived in my house. I love thinking about how different their lives were and how similar.  So much time has past – 89 years!

Anyway, I’ll have to have another garage sale. We still have too much stuff and the stuff we have is way too big for our new small home.

This is my perfect chance to put everything I have learned to work, like “less is more”,”live in the moment,” “perfection is an illusion,”and “everything will work out.”

I plan to enjoy the work and I hope to make good choices.

I am STILL  finding it a bit difficult to believe this is really happening.  But it is.  So I’ve got to get ready. I am so excited!

We get the key on April 27th, but we won’t be moving in until some work is completed.

Please visit my Project1923 blog once and a while and help us out.  We need all the helpful suggestions and creative ideas you may have.

Cheers!

Tip: When it’s 90 degrees and you’re working on fixing something, and your patience is running thin, stop and get a cold drink for everyone who’s there.

Inspiration:”Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”- Yoko Ono

One-day one thing: Make signs for garage sale and pick a date.

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The-Bike-Spoke (free idea post)

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Another idea post.

Here’s an idea for any metropolitan area.

Locking stations for bicycles, with real time reporting of theft and location tracking.

1. Secure locking docks-designed to hold x number of bikes taking into consideration the amount of space available.

2. For a  service monthly fee, you registrar your bike receive a locking code, and a license number and small  tracking device. License can be increased to quarterly, and yearly.

3. If a bike is removed without your code entered an alarm goes off, and you are notified via mobile device, at the same time the theft is report to the  police precinct in that area. You’ll be able to track location with your smart phone.

This can be designed a number of ways.  Have fun with this idea it pass it on….

Get it? The Bike Spoke….when it was stolen… :)