Mar 21, 2014

Small Space Living: Life on the "Movie Set"

I don't know if you have ever visited a place like Old Tucson Studios where many famous western movies were shot. If you have you will understand what I am talking about now. I live in a make-believe world too.

When you look behind the doors or inside the cabinets it is all just pretend.  Oh, I live here and put things in cupboards. I scrub and clean and hang pictures on the wall. But all the while I know I am putting lipstick on a pig! It is all very temporary.

My daughter and granddaughter are coming to visit next week so I have prepared a space for my granddaughter to sleep on a small twin bed. I put a TV tray by her bed and paper flowers are in a tin can. The wall was destroyed when we put our porch on last year. You can see styrofoam insulation and aluminum siding on the insidew. I put a screw in a small hole in a metal support so I could hang a string of made believe water jugs on it. A very old desk lamp will light her space.

Honestly, it doesn't look too bad! In fact, it is about as good as it gets.  When you live in a very small tin can that still has the wheels on underneath, living in a pretend movie world become the everyday reality.  And, believe it or not, I love it!

Have a wonderful day.

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6 comments:

Tom Sightings said...

LOL, I like your "style." Maybe your next step could be ... living on a boat.

Linda Myers said...

We really enjoyed our time with you last week. Your advice to buy the place we've been living? We took it!

Barbara Torris said...

Tom,
I loved your comment about the boat...this is as near to living like that as we are going to get. In fact, I think some boats have more room. There has to be a place of everything and everything has to be put in its place.

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Barbara Torris said...

Linda,

We came home from the visit with you renewed...you and Art are doing what we did 7 years ago. We know that life is today and making that day come alive is what it is all about. Tic, toc, tic, toc!

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Nita said...

Our new home doesn't have wheels underneath, but we are learning how to live in 700 square feet. We have everything we need and overall, I am loving it. We retired and moved 3 months ago. Enjoy your visits!

Barbara Torris said...

Nita, I think you are so fortunate to have found a place with 700 square feet that doesn't have wheels! Enjoy. Be sure to visit Apartment Therapy website. It has some perfectly wonderful ideas for small space living!

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