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Day 332: Consume

I’d like to say that I participated in “Buy Nothing Day,” but that wasn’t the case. I wanted to repair my mother-in-law’s toilet in her guest bathroom so that it would stop cycling every fifteen or so minutes, so I … Continue reading

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Day 321: Recompose

So I’ve been trying to do a little better with food waste. I’m letting go of that fear of not having enough when it comes to family dinner, which means I’m having fewer leftovers. And the kids, good sports that … Continue reading

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Day 237: Conserve

OK, so today is just the start of a challenge that will take a while to address, I’m afraid. We have a bit of a mystery on our hands: somehow, we are burning about twice as much electricity up here … Continue reading

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Day 228: Localize

It turns out that our local community really is a local community. There are lots of locally owned businesses, and in fact, there is even a local discount card to encourage folks to buy from local merchants. We also have … Continue reading

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Day 189: Savor

I have become obsessed with orejas. No, not the body part: the Mexican pan dulce. We have a great bakery that has opened up just around the corner–La Calavera Bakery. They specialize in a range of awesome breads as well … Continue reading

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Day 178: Seal

Whoa, that’s a ton of stuff! I mean, literally. That box is supposed to hold 2000 lbs, and I’m guessing that’s probably a pretty good estimate of how much stuff is packed away in there. It took several weeks of … Continue reading

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Day 152: Retire

No, I’m not retiring from my day job, but I do think I’m through with moving sales and yard sales for a while. Don’t get me wrong: today was sort of fun. I had friends stop by to chat, and … Continue reading

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