Thursday, October 16, 2014

I Love Sears Homes

My great grandmother had a Sears home,a small bungalow built in the 1920's. It was a tiny, two bedroom home. So small,in fact, my grandmother did not have a bedroom, but slept in the living room as a girl.

I loved that home.  It's still around,but no longer in the family, sadly. However, the current owners are keeping it in good condition, so not all is lost.  

I just love,love,love looking at these houses!  They are just so interesting. To think you could order a home, everything you needed, is really clever.  And they were made of excellent quality materials that would last almost forever.  

There exist two reproduction Sears houses at a state park that we love. We enjoy walking through them. 

And finally,  we visited one that belonged to Laura Ingalls Wilder at Rocky Ridge Farm in Missouri.  It was a gift from her daughter. Imagine! 

I enjoy looking through the house plans here and here and here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

After the Fact Recording

I used to feel silly adding a task on my "to do" list after I did it. Was I trying to make myself feel better by recording more tasks. Or, did I want to feel more accomplished?  I finally decided not to ask silly questions. I write them down to remember when I did a certain task last.  And, what is wrong with feeling more accomplished!  :)

On another note, after one year, I have found a sign to go over my stove. It says, "FAMILY The Best Thing In Life."  Hooray, the search is over!