Sawdust Glitter…

Work! To live carefree and in a constant state of adventuring…what a dream! A dream that is definitely not a reality for me. How about you?
I do a variety of work trying to keep up with the cost of living in CA. Most of my time is spent in a very non-glittery way sitting in front of my laptop working online doing translations,editing and other jobs. I prefer using my hands, creating and doing stuff like handy(wo)man jobs. I’m most definitely not the best at this, but I like it. It gets me outside and into focusing on the present…and fortunately I have an extremely patient boss.

…But I do have quite a few years of experience, many of those working at Home Depot while in college.

To me, working on fences outside and getting dirty is so much better than sitting inside on front of a screen all day long.

Working inside isn’t always a bad thing though πŸ˜‰

Staying organized… sort off. The ocean view is most important here πŸ˜‰

Building walls and painting

What do you do to survive and pay those bills?
I’ll keep dreaming. Maybe someday this blog will be a bit bigger and I’ll get to spend my time building my own house in stead of fixing stuff for others.

16 Comments on “Sawdust Glitter…

  1. Good on you. There are not that many people around (men or women) who are “handy”. I live for the goo weather, when I can get outside and get my hands dirty.At this time of year up here, I have to be satisfied doing interior maintenance. Will start on that in January. As to making ends meet, I am retired, so must live within my pensions. Not too bad yet. Good to read another post from you. Stay well. Allan

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    • Thank you Allan πŸ’•
      Oh yes I totally understand. Growing up in Scandinavia I know what it’s like to wait for the good weather.
      I worry about that retirement part! Around here everything just keeps going up. It’s nearly impossible to save.
      Hope you’re staying warm!


  2. Who knew you were so handy!? Too bad you are so far away. Hope you get many jobs to keep you busy and employed. ☺️

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  3. I am completely hopeless when it comes to DIY… Well, almost completely… I put up the Christmas lights yesterday! πŸ˜€ I hope your dream come true. You’re an inspiration. πŸ™‚

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  4. Out of all posts of yours, this is perhaps the most inspiring and satisfying to see. I love to know about ladies who are independent and take up work which they like or which they think they are capable of doing independently.
    Keep up the good work Madam, you are not only an inspiration for women but also for men. Perhaps, one day, we might wake up to see ladies do jobs, have fun, study or live their lives as independently as men.


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