Saying Goodbye to My Espresso Maker

Before we moved out here to the sticks, I did a massive de-appliancification. My goal was to lower our dependence on electricity, as well as to lower our electric bill. I borrowed the Kill-a-Watt electricity monitor from the library (the library!) to see where our usage was going. But frankly, admitting my ignorance here, I … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to My Espresso Maker

Gearing Up for Living in the Sticks

After spending the last year or so downsizing, decluttering and not buying, it doesn't sit quite right to be in a phase of getting and spending. But the stuff we needed in the 'burbs is so different from the stuff we need out here in the sticks. For example, I'm working right now on my … Continue reading Gearing Up for Living in the Sticks