Sunday at home.

Bob the House is my new home.

This is my room:

From Autumn 09


And some views of the the central areas of the house. Notice the bulk food (all communal), the refrigerators (two for 9 people), and the extensive kitchen seating. We are like one big family, only unrelated and living together by choice.

From Autumn 09


I spent most of my day washing jars; scrubbing the grit and grime, the dust, dirt, cobwebs and dead spiders off 136 mason jars of various sizes was a considerable task. A woman was getting rid of some mason jars that had been stored in her garage for decades, and I volunteered to take them home and give them new life. The sheer number of dirty jars is overwhelming, and I'm only about 75% done. Next in line, finding fruits, vegetables and meats to fill the jars with. And, the house already has much of the needed canning essentials! Major item missing: Pressure Canner.

From Autumn 09

Comments

  1. Wow! That is a lot of jars! I hope you find your missing item so you can get some canning done in those jars. It looks like a cute and fun place to live. Miss you!

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  2. I love your new place! So bright a fun. Can you see the stars at night, or is it too bright? I wish I was there to help you do some canning. The bottles will be so beautiful full of wonderful things to enjoy over the winter.
    Love you,
    MOM

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  3. Amanda! This is too funny, I was trying to find a way to contact AmeriCorps so I could get a copy of my 2008 W-2 but I was thoroughly unsuccessful. So I tried to narrow down the search by looking for Chris Quaka's contact info and I stumbled upon your blog! I'm happy to see a glimpse of your life (and your mason jars, woo hoo for canning!) I hope you are having a splendid time.
    Also, when I listen to the Be Good Tanyas I think of you. :) every time. I know you liked them and I wasn't very familiar with them but Pete has all their albums on his ipod and I've become quite addicted. In other news, I'm starting a knitting club with some gals I know and love and I'M going to be the big mama knitter that knows the most :D
    Well I love you and I hope that our paths should cross again some time soon!

    xoxo
    e

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