Embracing My Introvert

Embracing My Introvert

I have always known that I am somehow ‘different’, I just never understood how. My whole life I have struggled with interactions with other people and fostering relationships. Some labels I had for how I felt addressed the symptoms, but not the cause. I enjoy being different, it has been a guiding force in my life, but it’s not an easy path. Sometimes it’s downright lonely. Why did it take me so long to realise I am an introvert? It’s kind of puzzling looking back as a 31 year old. I think it’s down to feeling that I had to change myself in order to do things like other people, in
Tiny House Construction: Plumbing & Electrical Rough-In

Tiny House Construction: Plumbing & Electrical Rough-In

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: After many moons away from the project, followed by many more researching and planning the next stages of the build, some progress finally occurred in the house! A huge thank you to Brady who came over from Vancouver to help for the weekend. I was also fortunate to connect with Jake, an electrician who agreed to answer all of my (many) questions on the electrical planning as well as actually carry out the work. Thanks guys, I appreciate the support. The first job was to construct the toilet/shower room wall and install a loft bean above.
Tiny House Construction – Week 27 and a Move

Tiny House Construction – Week 27 and a Move

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: The final push! Shingling the end walls of the loft made my head hurt to think about. With a 12:12 pitch below and a 4:12 pitch above, I not only needed to shingle straight in this very awkward, tight space but I also wanted to make the shingles line up with the shingles on the wall below. Instead of thinking too hard I decided to just go with it and rely on my newly acquired shingling experience to back me up. This tactic worked surprisingly well and I was happy with the outcome. With one side of the loft shingled you would
Tiny House Construction – Weeks 25-26

Tiny House Construction – Weeks 25-26

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: Time to put a roof on this house. Just taking delivery of the roofing metal seemed like a victory, but there was much more work to be done. It happened to be the hottest time of the year here while I was working on this. Under the metal roof of the barn with the sun beaming down on it, I was working on my metal roof, with spotlights also beaming. I have never sweated so much in my life. At least I got to test it's waterproofness. Before I could lay the panels on the roof (standing seam, which have ridges that clip in to one
Tiny House Construction – Weeks 22-24

Tiny House Construction – Weeks 22-24

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: Shingling shingling and more shingling! It took a while to get my head in to the shingling, but I managed to find a good rhythm. However rhythm or no rhythm, shingling is extremely time consuming! The second wall went well, I had to figure out a good method for cutting the shingles at an angle when they hit the roofline. Going up and down the ladder while making custom shingles meant that each one could take up to 5 minutes to install! I decided to take a bit of a break from shingling and install the door lock and handle.
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