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Updated: Jul 2, 2019

Our tiny house on wheels...

I love watching HGTV , DIY shows, and Food Network. Nine times out of ten, if the television is on, it's tuned to one of these episodes... unless my husband is home and wants to watch a sports game of some sort.

When the tiny house movement came about and I began watching shows regarding their construction, I just knew in my heart that I could do the same thing! How did I know that? What were my qualifications, you may ask? Well, I've always been handy, and with age and experience, I've realized my strength in perseverance. I live the meme, "She believed she could, so she did!"

Truthfully, Cooky (our tiny house on wheels) was intended to be built 50-50 between my husband and myself. That didn't quite work out, as I enjoyed the process and vision much more than he did. That's not to say that Gary didn't help me, but he was the first to say that I complete around 90% of the project by myself.

Other vital helpers included my sons, Bart and Jackson, along with a very dear friend and master electrician, Virgil. They not only lent a hand or two, but provided encouragement and laughter along the way.

Cooky took approximately 18 months to build. Did I mention that I'm also a teacher? Building only after school, on weekends, and during the summer added to the time needed to complete her construction.

The cost of Cooky was financed by a generous inheritance from my dear great aunt and uncle. Uncle Jim was quite the handyman, and my Aunt Bernice reminded me often of how much my abilities and personality reminded her of him. My uncle's nickname for my aunt was Cooky, so I thought it was a fitting homage to bestow the same name on our THOW.

More on Cooky coming soon!

And remember, kindness has the power to change the world!

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