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privacy that is.
There’s nothing like using the toilet while sitting 3-5 feet away from your sweetie, especially when doing something particulary smelly. In one respect, we have lots of privacy, heck we don’t have blinds or shades or any sort on our windows, for the most part, no one can “sneak” up on us, we have trained all of our friends to honk and/or holler well before they get to our place, they all understand and comply. Besides, with the cabin being so high off the ground, anyone walking up wouldn’t be able to see in, short of someone sitting across the mountain with binoculars or telescope, we don’t have to worry much about anyone seeing us inside the cabin no matter what state of dress (or undress) we may be in. If someone were to go to the trouble to try to spy on us, Lord help them for what they will see, they deserve what they get! In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, “There is good naked and there is bad naked…” nuff said. :)
Living as we have for the last 9 months, Bob and I have gotten particulary close, living in one room for most of the time, you either have to adapt or kill, so we chose to adapt. LOL
Along with making sure you have all the equiment and food to survive, one other thing to consider before moving to and living in a place like this is how well do you get along with your partner? Many couples live nearly separate lives, generally both of them have to work, you spend most of your day separate from your partner, upon getting home, there are so many things to do before bed time, make dinner, clean up, get ready for the next day… if you have a family that takes even more time. Living as we do, we are together nearly 24/7, with the excepetions of the days I’m at the store (usually 2 days a week) and the rare occasions when one of us leaves to go to something, we are generally together most of the time. Fortunately Bob and I do not have a problem with this, we are so much alike in our thoughts, likes and dislikes, we do just fine being together as much as we are. We also understand that each of us needs our “private time”, and we are pretty good at giving it to one another. I have been reading several blogs about people moving to or living in remote places like Alaska, living in small, one room cabins, I think it takes a special breed of people to be able to do it, and not go nutty, or maybe one has to be a bit nutty to survive, I don’t know… At any rate, it’s something to consider.
Ladies, I know you will understand this, when Bob and I first got together, I was very shy about using the toilet in front of him, what if I made a noise? What if it smelled? How embarrasing! Once Bob figured out I had “performance anxiety”, he would purposely come into the bathroom when I was in there, he thought the whole thing was pretty funny, I fussed about it, but fussing while sitting on the porcelain throne isn’t particulary effective… eventually, gradually I got over the whole thing, now I can pop myself right down on our sawdust toilet, only a few feet away from Bob and do what needs to be done (get ‘er done!) with not as much as a blush or giggle, we discuss important things with him or myself on the sawdust throne. If things get too, uh, odorus, one of us just opens the window, it’s easy, there are no blinds to get in the way! :)
Wretha

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3 Responses to “Living With Less…”

  1. Wretha

    Dragon

    Hehehe, I like red neck humor… and it fits out here real well. Our weather has been wet, wet and more wet, it’s our rainy season, so it’s supposed to be wet, we get rain nearly every day, from last weekend to this weekend, we got 4.5 inches. The water from the creek went over our neighbor’s bridge and stripped the paint off the top rail, yup, wet, wet, wet. Today was the first day it didn’t rain at all, but we will probably get some rain from Ike.

    Jennifer

    Yeah, we were made for each other, in just about every way. I’m glad you had a good experience with internet-grocer, I have been so impressed with what we have eaten so far, I haven’t opened the butter yet, don’t really have a good reason why, just haven’t, maybe later this winter when I can’t get out to go to the store, I’ll open it… I’m glad you found the taste to be as good as store bought, I heard one person who said the butter had a funny taste, I’ll report our experience when I open the can and try it. Thanks for commenting! :)

    Wretha

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  2. Dragon

    Git er done, LOL…
    Hows your weather? Dragon

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  3. Anonymous

    Hi there, sounds like you and your hubby really were meant for each other! I was married 5yrs and I think it took that long to do my “business” with him in the room!
    This is WAY off subject, but wanted to tell you about my experience with an internet-grocer item. I got a couple of things from them including the Red Feather Butter. The package arrived late in the afternoon,warm from being in the back of the UPS truck. I opened my package and since it was very warm, I put the butter in the fridge. I was skeptical about its quality, so it took me a few days to work up the nerve to open the can. Glad I did! YUM YUM! Ive been doing blind taste tests with everyone in the house and no one can tell its not right out of the store. Good call on this company, I will be using them frequently!
    Jennifer

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