Happy “half-way through the week” day! (Hump day just sounds gross.) Anyway, I often receive emails from loyal readers and people who just randomly stumbled across my blog. Many times these people will have questions about the logistics of living in an Airstream, downsizing and how we live. I thought it might be helpful to others to share those emails so all my sage advice (ha!) can be shared with a wider audience. So, I’m starting a new column called “Ask Melanie.” Our first email is from Laurel, here’s her dilemma: Continue reading →
George and I have been doing some major spring cleaning around the ol’ Airstream. We washed the Airstream, planted flowers, pulled weeds, and at 11:00 last night I decided I needed to recaulk our shower. Home improvement projects are like that. You start one and then realize you need to do five more.
It all started with our air conditioning system. It broke at the end of last summer. It was almost cool enough to where we didn’t need it, but not quite. So we bought a portable one instead of the rooftop unit. The portable one was less than half the price of the rooftop unit, but it did not work as well. The first one we had also had a piece fly off in the middle of the night. I woke up screaming. I’m pretty sure I lost a year off my life.
Since we have Bambi, we were really worried about it getting too hot in our tin can, so we shelled out the $600 dollars for a new rooftop unit. Or at least, George did. He’s been working a ton lately and that money went to a good cause.
Well, after we fixed the rooftop unit, we decided the Airstream needed a good wash. And it did. Lord, it did. The poor ol’ thing had endured some major weather since the last time we washed it and just rinsing the dirt off was an epic improvement.
George also surprised me with the flowers and I think they make our Airstream look much more homey.
Have done any sprucing up projects lately? Talk to me in the comments!
I was recently having a conversation with someone about how saving money and saving time are so closely related. To be honest, I never really thought about it. But I started brainstorming and holy batman, saving money and saving time is like peanut butter and jelly.
I’ve always thought that my time was equally important as my money, but as I’m getting older, I think that saving my time can be more important than saving my money. I can make more money, but I can’t make more time.
I’m working on a post about ways to save both time and money (at the same time!!!), but I’d love to hear your little hacks too. Talk to me in the comments!