Going, Going, Gone.

Well it’s official. We have sold Modular 4 and will be moving out around the 1st of March.  This means that Kristy and I are embarking on a new adventure and seriously considering downsizing our living space, while trying to live a much more minimalist lifestyle.

Modular 4

So what does this mean for the blog? Not much. I hardly ever post about the house any more so things should continue on as usual. The only real change is, no more posts about Modular 4 after February.

Because we are looking at spaces that are in some cases half the size of what we live in now, this should make for some interesting times in the near future. If anything, it might prepare us for what life would be like if we ever moved to Europe, (something we have talked about) or if we ever decided to move to a city like San Francisco (another thing we have talked about)

In many ways I like the idea of finding a space that is all about utilizing the smallness in the most efficient, well designed way. I’ve always been curious about how to get the most living out of a small space that requires minimum amounts of maintenance and maximizes design form and function. So lets see what the future brings in the next 30 days. It should be interesting to say the least.

Sometimes Ya Gotta Go. Modular 4 is For Sale.

Like the theme song to “Cheers” said, “sometimes ya gotta go”. This post really isn’t in the same context, but it is appropriate considering our house went on the market today. After 3 years, and 3 months were moving. Not because the house has issues, or the neighborhood has issues, not because of anything bad, just because… Sometimes you have to go. Maybe the sale can be chalked up to mid life trying to figure it all out syndrome or something. It’s hard to say, either way Modular 4 is going up for sale.

So what does this mean for my little blog experience? Nothing. The blog keeps on trucking. The house won’t be a part of it unless the new owner wants to be a guest writer, but the blog rolls on.

Look for a few posts about selling our house. I’ll try not to bore everyone to tears with commentary about the trials and tribulations of selling a modern home in traditional Kansas City.

UPDATE: If you want to see a video of the house click here.





The Instigram 365 Project. 03/12/2011.

I should have posted this yesterday but I was at the Big 12 Basketball Championships watching KU spank Texas. Sorry Texas fans, I’m a Jayhawk through and through.

This image has nothing to do with basketball. This is my dog Cosmo, resting his head on my lap after I finished power raking, fertilizing, and over-seeding the yard yesterday. We adopted Cosmo almost 6 years ago from a foster dog home in Columbia Missouri. When we saw him come trotting out of the house we knew he was coming home with us. We didn’t even have to think about it.

By the way, Cosmo is also a Jayhawk so I guess this image has a little bit to do with Basketball.