Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tips for Dry Cabin Living

Here are a few tips if you are ever in a situation of living in a dry cabin.
This is what I have learned.

I finally have an excuse not to do the dishes!
It is such a process to do the dishes, and it uses a lot of water so I only do them, once maybe twice a week.
How do we do that?

BBQ-er & Cast Iron clean up!

Paper and plastic products...and this may sound gross but a quick rinse job on the few necessary items and only have to do dishes once a week.
(Be sure to buy the Costco sized package of paper plates...and avoid paper bowls, it make your cereal taste papery)
Plastic spoon can be used as a knife...especially if any spreading is involved.

Make use of all the water you have. For example. I dropped an entire tray of ice on the floor...I stopped myself before I put them in the sink to melt, and remembered by plants outside need to be watered. Wah-Lah
I needed to thaw some chicken, but we don't own a microwave, so after boiling the potatoes I poured the left over boiling water over the bag of chicken to thaw! and Wah-lah, thawed my chicken and conserved water.

Get a good broom! It will be used daily to keep all the pine needles and dirt out, and it's also a useful tool in removing insects...especially the bees that seem to be on a suicide mission. (we remove them with no harm, just by holding the bristle of the broom up to where they've landed...they climb on and we take them outside to fly away!)

advice I can give you is....

Never pass up the opportunity to take a shower.
Even if THREE times in one week the gym did not have hot water.
Even if it gives you a headache to wash your hair because it is so cold.
Even if you think you will shower, the next morning
or down at the laundry-mat...
Don't miss the opportunity,
You really never know what will happen, what plans may change,
work schedule may change, plans with friends may come up suddenly...and you can't quickly jump in the shower!
If you missed yesterday's shower---you are going to be a smelly!
and NEVER (ever!) let five days go by without showering! That is way too many days! because on that fifth day when you do go to shower, something horrible will happen, like there will be no hot water!

I'm just sayin'


  1. This was terribly amusing.

  2. This was terribly amusing! Wah-Lah! Love it you crazy cabin living girl! With the job with the crazy lady and cold showers at the gym I don't know how much more crazy your life could be right now. Oh and lets not forget your housewarming gift which made JaDee laugh when he read it and makes me giggle to myself everytime I think about it...(like right now)...

  3. You are so funny! I love reading all your stories. I think only you could have this experience be such a good sport about it.

  4. ahh, Alaska the land of opportunity and adventure. can't wait to see it Sarah. hope the hotel rooms have warm water you will both get to have a good shower.