Saturday, July 11, 2009

Unofficial Winner of the
Backyard Fence Entries

A few days ago, I asked you to go over to the Backyard Fence area and write about some things you remember doing in your earlier days (or even now) to save money or to adapt to living within your means.

Even though I wasn't looking or an official "winner" I must say I was quite taken by Kristina's entry which said,

"Since moving to Fairbanks last year, I live in a dry cabin (ie - no water) with two friends because rent is so much cheaper. It's almost always an adventure. As for furniture, I found an awesome art table with tray, rolling stool and various lights for $50 on Craigslist. My bed is a twin air mattress on a bunk bed frame, propped up with cinder blocks from Home Depot. I have a rocking chair I found at the transfer station (fancy Alaskan term for dump), and my clothes are kept in one of those three-drawer rubbermaid units.High class livin' at its finest!"

Anyone who's willing to live in in a cabin with no water gets the award in my book. Kristina, I must say I admire your great sense of adventure. I don't admire it enough to give up my running water but I think that the way you live is going to produce some wonderful stories and experiences that the rest of us will not get to have. Enjoy your adventure!

And one more thing about the Backyard Fence: I have started a new category over there called Prayer Requests. If you'd like the rest of us to pray with you about something or if you want to see which Fence Friends needs prayer, that's the place to go! In fact, there's a new request there right now that I re-posted from the comments area.

Check it out often--write a request or leave an encouraging comment for someone else.

6 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Our Family - Laura said...

Hello Becky

I grew up with no running water or power!

My mother and father never did get it in the house. I can not imagine living my whole life with no such items, such as a tolite in the house! But they always managed.

Please pray for our family. Our granddaughter got her pink angel wings on thursday. We are dealing with such a loss.
I can not imagine how my son and his wife, and 5 other children are dealing... My heart is just shattered.

Anonymous said...

Well... wow!

Who would have thought I'd one day have a spot in Smithellaneous! My internet was down this weekend, but I did actually log on and see it briefly on Saturday. I'm honored!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... and apparently you cannot edit comments. But I should have added in the previous post that 'queenybaby' 'and Kristina of the dry cabin' are one and the same.

To be honest, I'm not sure how or why there's a queenybaby account here. I just know that whenever I visit your site, it pops up!

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