Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
My trailer life
I think every now and then I will post a picture of my trailer and explain. A lot of people ask me "How do you do it?" and I have to say honestly that "I don't know." I do know it's harder when I'm pregnant, because my nerves aren't as good as they usually are, but that's mostly the mental part of it. Physically, we have 5 people living in a generous estimate of 320 square feet. (I think it's 300sq ft). Our kitchen is tiny. Once the black cover on the stove is up, I have a square foot of counter space that is flat, and a cutting board that covers one of the sinks. You can't press too hard on the cutting board or else it slips into the sink. I've gotten the cooking part down pretty well, but serving the food is still a challenge, as we have no dining table. I serve food on the plates (or bowls) and have to serve it right away because there is NO place to set the dishes. The kids eat first, followed by the adults. Time-wise it's not that big of a difference, but I'm usually serving seconds for the kids before I eat. The oven in the kitchen is used for storage of my pans. We don't use it because it is so tricky to light. I bought an electric toaster oven that I keep out in our laundry room. I occasionally bake a meal, like enchiladas, but mostly I plan skillet/microwave/crockpot meals. I have a bread machine that stores under the kids eating table, and when in use it goes where the banana is. For those few hours there is NO cooking done. I have to do the dishes whenever they get dirty, and I don't mind it too much. Of course I would love to have a dishwasher, but I try to use paper plates whenever possible and wash the rest. My junk drawer (every kitchen has one!) is the basket behind the sink. With the phone plugged in where it is (Ryan and his creative wiring...our trailer didn't come ready for phones) I have on electrical plug.
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Karrie, I found your blog though Emily and Eliza's. After this post, I think you are officially my hero!ReplyDelete
I have been feeling a bit cramped in our 1130sq foot house as we arrange to welcome baby number 3 baby. We have discussed how we will be arranging everything for the the two boys (who are getting a new bedroom) and the baby (baby gets the boys old room which is smaller). It is the loss of our computer room which has been the most tragic.
However, we do have a place to cook, eat, and I have a lovely 6" X 12" junk drawer. We have never had a dishwasher... but I rather enjoy the quiet of washing dishes while Russ gets the kids ready for bed.
So thanks for the peek into your home (temporary as it is). I am going to take a stroll around our house and be greatful for the space that 15 minutes ago I thought was too small.
Good Luck with the new house!!
I still think you are a saint!ReplyDelete