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Saturday, September 26, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Other than that, we did get some bad news from a neighbor, after almost a year battle after a stroke, our neighbors husband died this morning. He was a good neighbor, although I never met him, the wife worked with him on several purchases at Home Depot. I'm sure she will need some help and neighborly socializing. It is different living out here when it is two or more people, then when you're by yourself. I realize also that this is not cut out for everyone. Some people need constant interaction with others, I personally don't need that, and those who know me can contest to that also!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Fall is my favorite season, but that means, winter is just around the corner. And our little experiment gets a whole new challenge. For the past few months we have lived outside. When the tempature doesn't get above forty, I don't think we will be spending that much time outside.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Hope everyone is enjoying your Thursday. Say a prayer for my little one, tonight is her public dancing debut!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Now I'm no expert on the subject but I do have an intimate knowledge on the basic workings. For starters, it's expensive, very expensive. Not only does it cost a lot more in gas to live outside of a town; but add to that the extra cost of gasoline to run the generators, propane for the refrigerator, hot water heater, stove, BBQ, heater, and backup generator and there is a significant investment. Don't forget the water you need to haul in, and trash you haul out. I always forget that stuff!
So that takes care of the immediate concerns, now keep in mind the need for batteries (12v and others), wood, and anything you may need right away. First aid, personal hygiene products, pet food, Etc. point is, out this far from town (not that many miles, but time, wear and tear on the cars can become an issue!) you need to be self sufficient; and I think we can agree that, that is not one of our societies strong suits!
Second, living off the grid is not carefree! Don't listen to those granola eating, sandal wearing, tree huggers! Life out here has a lot of concerns. Road conditions, weather, battery life, water supply, and the rest of the supplies you need to have to survive are a constant worry. The minute you let your guard down, you'll find yourself in the shower running out of water! (not saying that has happened to me! Yet.)
So why do it?
Simple, it is a beautiful place to live. There are less distractions on a day to day basis. I don't deal with noisy neighbors, dogs barking (unless they're mine) cars driving fast down the street, or kids tearing things up. I guess for me it is nice to know there is life away from the TV.
And when all is said and done, life should be an adventure worth living, and damn it, we're living an adventure!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
There is a 30% chance of thunderstorms today. And with the big fluffy clouds building in the valleys I say that chance may go up!
Hope everyone is haveing a great, what day is it? That's right Thursday. Friday is just around the corner!