Photo Taken in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Little Book - Big Message

I met Keith Levy of New Zealand via my love of reading about tiny houses.  Keith has been featured by many of the tiny house bloggers.  I do believe I discovered him at Tiny House Listings.  If you want to visit the wonderful world of tiny houses, I have a blog section in my right-hand column.

What attracted me to Keith's Bedford Bus called The Flying Tortoise was the interior.  I saw it and instantly liked it.  Keith named his blog after the bus and I started following it after reading about him.  I really enjoy The Flying Tortoise blog.  It's one of the highlights of my day now because of the funny, quirky posts that always include pictures.  It's the type of stuff I never come across and I always find interesting.

I initially contacted Keith, I believe it was, because I liked how he made me feel like solar could be simple and that's one of the things I'd like to check off my "I've Learned It" list.  I also contacted him because I appreciated how he uses 12-volt cigarette lighters for plug-ins.  That's just my style and I relate to the idea.

My memory fails me because I don't recall how I discovered Keith wrote a book.  I asked Keith about purchasing his book.  Rather than stating a price, he offered to send it to me for free.  I was taken aback a bit.  I wasn't expecting the generous and kind offer, especially considering postage from around the world.

I received the cute little book via a brightly-stamped envelope addressed in Keith's large, highly likable and very memorable handwriting.  I have his envelope propped up so I can look it I like it so much.  He must have a natural ability for good taste in handwriting, typefaces and fonts because the book reflects this gift as well.

Well, I can't share the secret of the book.  You'll just have to be in touch with Keith.  But I can say, it's a lesson and a lifestyle that is well to practice, live and learn.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Home Life

I don't think I can get enough of posting pictures of these two.  Both sleeping in their favorite spots.  Hawthorn, the Ragdoll kitten, is growing by leaps and bounds.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

View From Where I Live

I had to post this gorgeous pic of the view from the deck upstairs where I live.  The folks I rent from, he took this pic.  He bought this amazing Nikon earlier in the year and it's one nice camera.

The house is sprawling.  They live upstairs and I live downstairs.  Don't get me wrong, I do not live in a basement.  The house is built on a slope on top of a mountain above an amazing "dragon" lake (looks like a dragon on the map - Table Rock Lake in Missouri) and the downstairs is far above ground.  The view from my bedroom is so high up, it looks like I'm on the second or third floor.

I think you'll enjoy it.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

A lot of people may not know this, but I lost nearly 70 pounds in 2011 and I feel great! It's wonderful to be in 2012 and the journey will always continue onto greater health.