This is my 11th home in Toronto.
I have loved them all but this one I love the most.
LEO Jul 23 | Aug 22 According to the international code of food standards, there are 13 possible sizes for an olive. They include large, extra large, jumbo, extra jumbo, giant, colossal, super colossal, mammoth and super mammoth. If I had my way, Leo, you would apply this mindset to everything you do in the coming weeks. It’s time for you to think very big. You will thrive as you expand your mind, stretch your boundaries, increase your territory, amplify your self-expression, magnify your focus and broaden your innocence.
Its funny that this is my horoscope this time.
Last week I did a FaceBook post asking for construction help because I have finished the design/lay out of the 100 square foot home and I know where everything goes and what it looks like, but I don’t know how to make it structurally sound. This post helped me find my electrician. Solar panel teacher. Check.
I also reached out to a few graphic artistic friends and now my next “Toronto Art Installation” is moving forward to the design/production phase.
I just sent an email to this guy, Elton McDonald. I wonder if he might be the one to help me see if my home can stand…
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I grew up in a ‘normal’ home in the 80s. We had a lot of things that plugged in. Fridge, stove, lights, washer, dryer, microwave, Atari, television, VCR, hair dryer, lawn mower…the list goes on and it completely made sense.
When I left at 20 and spent a decade living with roommates, we too had ‘normal’ apartments. Fridge, stove, lights, microwave, stereo , television, VCR, phone among a few other things.
When I started living alone in my 30s, I prided myself on how few things I had that plugged in. I would say “take out the fridge, stove and lights and I have 5 things that plug in. Alarm clock, computer, stereo, phone and hand mixer.” I instantly liked going lean when I was left to my own space.
Next year I enter my 40s and I have decided to take my relationship with energy one step further. I am going to start the process of shrinking my reliance on the current energy board. I really don’t want to go off the grid. I just want the grid to shift. I love the little bit of convince and beauty that I live in right now but I believe it could be more intelligent.
The packing list so far – electric tooth brush, hand mixer, computer, cameras, phone and music docker.
Right now I live in a beautiful apartment and out of all my homes in Toronto this one is by far my favorite. The only downside to living there is the fridge. I have never lived with a louder, more invasive appliance in my life, it defies logic. I also happen to have tinnitus so that combined with the subtle whinny hum of the fridge I often feel like my head it going to pop off my shoulders. Solution – unplug the fridge from 5pm – 10pm nightly.
Trying to find a silver lining to this situation, I have come to the conclusion, that I am going through this experience so I could realize that we don’t need to live with a fridge or at least not the size of the fridges we currently use.
Let me introduce to you the larder!
I am going to put one of these in the Ginger Shack. The plan is to have a small larder/cellar built into the floor of the kitchen area. So take that photo and envision it as a little cellar and presto I have my ‘fridge.’