Murdo Girl…Just don’t call her “fastidious.”

Today is moving out day. We just rented our third storage unit and we still haven’t loaded up the work benches and tools in the garage…and the riding lawn mower… and the other mower in the shed… and the outdoor grill.

Thank the Lord for the grandson of some friends. He has a strong, young, back and helped Kip move all the big stuff from the inside of the small house.

We sold a lot of furniture! How did we end up with so much to move? Don’t we know what we’re doing? Please don’t answer that. The important thing now, is I’m cleaning. 

The first room to be cleaned was my photographing fashion studio. This is my good-bye.

I used to be a fastidious housekeeper, but my kids and Kip don’t remember all of my Cinderella years. 

This is the spare bedroom-slash-office where many of my stories were written. I loved this room. Remember the mirror that hung right here.on the wall? Iooks so bare now.

The moment I realized my family couldn’t recall my selfless gift to them, I stopped being fastidious, which means fast and idiot. It’s not something one should strive to emulate.

I scrubbed every inch of my former photographic studio and do you know what Kip is going to say?

“Did you use CLR?”

To Kip, CLR is the housecleaning answer no matter what the question is. When he says that…here is how I respond. 

I hold up my bottle of CLR and say, “I can’t believe it took this much CLR to get rid of all the calcium, lime and rust in this house. I need to get some more…bye.”

Nobody with an ounce of sense lets a willing worker leave the premises. They might take a side trip and then you have to decide if they were on the clock. 

That is a no brainer. You cannot clean effectively without CLR. Travel time is reimbursed.

So how do three storage units transfer to one tiny ark?

Could it be the tiny ark will sit next to a recreational vehicle with it’s own port? It might even have an attached garage.

It’s okay, Kip…it’s progress not perfection, right? I see a lot of CLR in your future. I’ll go to the store and get you some.

This is inside Recreational Resort Cottage’s factory. We sealed the deal yesterday and they took us back to the factory to see the progress of the model we saw on Monday.

They said our new home will be ready the middle of March.

Our siding will be horizontal. It’s hardy board which is easy to maintain and equals brick in the eyes of insurance companies.

Another great friend spent the day at our house transfering everything on Kip’s pc to his new laptop, and then deleted everything from the pc. It’s an all day task, but a laptop is tinier than a pc and therefore a must for tiny home dwellers.

Yesterday, I woke up feeling meaner than a junkyard dog. I was feeling overwhelmed and unsure of our decision to embrace this plan. Later, I joined some friends for a fun lunch and suddenly nothing was such a big deal.

Life is better than good! It’s great!!

6 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Just don’t call her “fastidious.”

  1. lifelessons February 17, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Did you and those friends you joined share a glass of wine or two, perchance? Nothing perks up an attitude so well!!


  2. scoper07 February 17, 2018 / 7:20 am

    Ok Fastidious, you’re making me tired just reading this blog. Moving yourself is for young people so you and Kip must be pretty young. Goood for you. Best wishes on your next venture.


  3. DIanna Diehm February 17, 2018 / 6:40 am



  4. sanjuan831 February 16, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    It’s a lot easier to clean when all the furniture and stuff is out, huh? Made me kinda sad seeing your fashion photo studio empty and my bedroom cleared out, but onward and upward!
    A new adventure is about to begin.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch February 16, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Yes dearest cuz, you will come to see our tiny ark and we can have a slumber party while Ken and Kip CLR the RV.

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      • lifelessons February 17, 2018 / 8:31 am

        Ha. I predict this CLR theme reemerging a few more times in the next month.


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