Category Archives: privacy

Dog Days of Summer

Summer is here – not officially, but the life guards are back so that’s summer to me. Dogs always cause problems in cohousing. Okay, pets, not just dogs. But dogs have teeth.  I heard on TV some celebrity say that … Continue reading

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Triggered by triggers

Not since I moved into cohousing and met people from all over the world interested in or living in intentional communities have I heard the word triggered so much.  To be honest, it’s annoying. First off it is hard to … Continue reading

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Trailer Park Etiquette

I hate stereotypes about trailers and people who live in trailers. I’ve lived in one, twice.  I have friends who live in trailers.  I once heard a white male talk about “trailer trash” and I just wanted to scream –  … Continue reading

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Universal Sign (language) for Do Not Disturb

I heard a great podcast the other day. I’ll talk more about them because they are great and make me want to move in – manana!  They were talking about how to keep your privacy in cohousing. They said to … Continue reading

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searching

I got a knock on my condo door the other night. My neighbor needed computer help. She was filling out a job application and didn’t like how the format was getting all jumbled as she wrote in her information. I … Continue reading

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I Want A Sister Wife!

Ever since the TLC show Sister Wives began I wanted to live like that!  I wasn’t interested in the belief system, though I respect their religion, or to be married to one man and share him, but I wanted the … Continue reading

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Abilities and (dis)abilities in cohousing

One reason I loved the idea of cohousing was the fact that they would get to know my son.  He is on the autism spectrum. I’ve heard the horror stories of young people (usually men) being arrested or killed because … Continue reading

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cohousing diary- my real diary for living in co-housing

Here is my real diary as I lived in cohousing.  I changed some things to make it understandable. I wrote this for myself. I always wanted to blog but this was just for me – never thinking I’d move out … Continue reading

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Bug Off

I am attending an amazing conference with people who want to start intentional communities (yes, I still dream). Some of the attendees have visited wonderful communities and would have joined except for one little problem – the bugs.  They were … Continue reading

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Lethal (bathroom) Weapon

I was in a work meeting today about reaching out to Native American families in my community.  I thought how one idea was great and I wanted to share it with my best friend who works for a tribal college.  … Continue reading

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