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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect



Have you all met my dad? He’s good at a lot of things.  He retired six years ago and started bicycling all over the USA.  He never had a passion for exercise or cycling before, but he didn’t want to sit around and get fat, so he started riding a bike.  He has the most awesome muscular legs.  He’s 64 years old and in great shape.

He’s very organized and likes things to be done certain ways.  I got my “no-tolerance for a dirty vehicle” attitude from him.  Dad is a great house guest, because he hates messes and cleans up after himself.  He also hates to loose things so he keeps all his luggage neatly stored in a corner of a bedroom.  I hardly notice he’s in my house.  

He’s also very frugal.  He doesn’t spend money on unnecessary items.  Especially clothes.  That sweatshirt he’s wearing I bought for him at least eight years ago.  I also noticed him wearing a long sleeved polo that I gave to him when I was in college.  The thing still looks new.  He has these brown leather ankle boots that he wears to church that I swear he’s had since I was in grade school.  He’s owned them so long that they’re back in style again.  I don’t know how he does it.

His choice of mop is two little boys.  He can clean the floor, exercise and play with his grandsons all while listening to a football game.  The best part?  It didn’t cost him a dime.  He’s a great broompa, I mean grandpa.

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