I know it has been a while since my last post. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on my tiny house!! I’ve also been a bit tied up with both college applications and the passing of my biggest fan.
Earlier this year, just after completing all of my college apps, my grandmother had a fall and went to the hospital, later entering a nursing home. I spent weeks by her side encouraging her to keep fighting and eventually having a heart to heart with her and encouraging her to let go. Sadly, she passed away a couple of days after my 18th and her 85th birthdays. We were pals in every sense of the word.
It’s been extremely hard losing my number one fan. She always wanted to know what I was up to and what I was planning on doing next. I will remember her face lighting up when she saw me; she was always so proud of my efforts. She tried really hard to stay with me to see me complete the tiny house; she would even carry my newspaper and magazine articles around with her everywhere. In fact, the last two I gave her were beside her on her death bed.
I am so incredibly grateful that she was a part of my life for so many years. She lived with me for six of them and helped support and fuel my curiosity. I know she’s with me in spirit, but I wish I could tell her in person that I’m headed to Dartmouth College next year. She’d be beaming. Although it’s been hard lately, my grandma filled my heart with so much love and encouragement. I wish she could see the progress I’ve been making on the tiny house, which I am happy to say is almost complete!
I’ve been working feverishly on putting in insulation, plumbing, electrical, etc. Please check out the latest pictures on my flickr! It is super exciting to see this project come together. The last major pieces for which I’m fundraising now are the mini refrigerator, bathroom sink, and boat heater (about $1,600 total). And, I NEED YOUR HELP!
I’m doing a huge fundraising push as I must finish the tiny house in the next few weeks and find it a home this summer. Anything you can donate is so appreciated! And, remember, support comes in all forms – even sharing my website with your friends on social media. Thank you again for all of your support and encouragement during this journey! I really appreciate it. I’m so excited to finish the house and see where it ends up! Please stay with me in this final phase. It should be rewarding for all of us to witness the outcome. Until next time (which will be soon)!
Flickr Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64732127@N05/ (will appear in a new tab)
P.S. I graduated last Saturday!!