Monthly Archives: August 2010

Lesson No.1 – How to say “No, thank you.”

When you go to buy a car, or a TV, or a pair of shoes, you shop around.  You can go in and out of establishments , pepper salespeople with questions, say “thank you”, and then leave without feeling guilty … Continue reading

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The Road Starts Here

Well, the heat has abated and this project is on the road… literally and finally.  This Monday, August 30, 2010, work on building the driveway into my property will begin. More pictures and info about contracting your own mini dwelling … Continue reading

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Building Permits

Staking a claim… While I’m waiting for the heat to abate and some movement regarding putting in the dirt driveway I’m reviewing what I need to do about building permits.  There’s quite a list.  Since this is a new site … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, about 15 years ago, I bought five acres of wooded land in Chatham County, NC.  The act satisfied a long standing desire to own a piece of land with lots of trees, that was not part … Continue reading

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