a tomboy, a plan, & some tools

Shirley J. Loomis


Ever have a dream?  I’ve had lots of them and right now I’m working on one of my biggest ones yet, a little tiny home of my own.

Over the years life has been a little complicated at times.  Simplicity came as a means of survival.  Now that I have it, I have to say it’s kind of a nice way to approach just about everything.  What exists in my life today is what is truly most important to one of two things; 1) my needs, 2) my emotions.

Many years ago I came across something that was described as “a tiny house.”  At the time it struck me as cute but not necessarily workable.  Now, many years later the concept strikes me as almost an art form, perfect in concept and extremely workable under the right circumstances.

I come from a family of talented, self-reliant men.  Their skillset is impressive; building, cabinetry, masonry, electrical, plumbing, furniture making, and artisanry.  Through watching them over the years I learned much.  What I didn’t learn I started to teach myself.  I made myself learn to become comfortable with not knowing everything and moving forward in spite of that fact.

Journey onward, discover, and create.


6 responses to “a tomboy, a plan, & some tools

  1. I love the site. I know I’ll return to it over and again as you progress.
    I’m so proud of you.
    Love, Mother

    • Thanks very very much, Mom!
      I’m impressed that you could navigate the computer and type a comment with your wrist being the way that it is!

    • Thanks very much for the comment and for taking the time to follow/check-in on progress. Lots still under construction but it’s getting there.

  2. Hello there. I am a 36 year old disabled mother of two young children. As I have read through your entries and studied your steps and progress, I am reminded of myself. All that you express is as if it were my thoughts and feelings and desires. It is nice to know I am not alone. Thank you for sharing your adventure.

    • I do not know the nature of your circumstances but all I can say to you is go take a look at some of the so-called people with disabilities who compete in triathelons or ski down the sides of mountains when they have no legs or paint masterful works of art with a paint brush held in your teeth. You will begin to see what you can do rather than what you cannot do. There is no telling where you will go from there…

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