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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

this ole house

last year i wrote this blog about this young couple shown
in the picture above who built this tiny house
all by themselves

they owned the property a wedding gift from her parents
they had never done carpentry work or painting or you name it
they hadnt done it before

the goal was to get in this tiny house
about 650 sq ft
without out any debt when they were finished

well thats what they did
they did almost all the work themselves
after work and on weekends
using friends and relatives for subcontractors
electrician ac heat person plumbing etc
they did all the flooring sheet rock painting some electrical work
some plumbing some architectural drawings etc
all by themselves
now i tried once to do sheet rocking myself having never done it
using videos and books to tell me how to do it
it wasnt easy and it wasnt pretty

they did it
stated it was a little trying at first
a small wedge in their marriage
but they persevered through
i must say
it looks like a professional job to me
mine i did
i just covered it up with metal roofing on the wall
to cover my defects
impressed i was at seeing their handiwork
when they did the design they did it themselves
utilizing it looks like every inch of space to make it

one setback was that a pipe burst and ruined
well almost ruined the floor
but they were able to repair the damage
after it was all dried out

sometimes setbacks in life make for a more
meaningful experience

then from there things went better

they have in this house
a living room dining room kitchen combo
a full bath and half bath
a bed room
a small bedroom or office
space for washer and dryer
anon demand electric heater
two minisplit ac heat units at both ends

total space 640 sq ft
total cost $40,000
total mortgage is zero
all paid with cash
they are dave ramsey fans thats how they did it
water about $10-20 a month
electricity about $20-30 a month
this house i must say feels and looks much bigger
than it is
a well planned designed

i told them
you know
this needs to be on the tiny house shows or diy or hdtv shows

others sure could learn from them

she is a registered nurse
he a plant supervisor
they have little if any debt
they are frugal folks

this is how folks become wealthy

we could many of us learn from them

i am proud to claim them as relatives

the organicgreen doctor

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