I think there is a tie between my computer and the furnace. I remember all too well, having to cut wood, stack wood, carry wood into the house and get up when it was freezing cold to add another log into the stove. The outdoor biffy had a fur seat - but it was still a shock to sit upon, thank goodness for chamber pots! LOL
"In the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my work."
I coule probably do without the car since I live in the city, but if is still hard to get around. It takes 2 hours to get to the hospital and then I have to walk about 8 blocks. From other directions the bus stops right in front of the ER (the entrance is on the back side of the hospital)
We lived off the grid for a few years in our cabin. We had an extra big generator, but when it broke down it was extra expensive and extra hard to find a knowledgeable repairman. Our backup was a smaller portable generator with less capacity.
Our fridge was a Winnibego that ran on bottled gas (it was a full sized camper model) as did our hot water heater and stove. We had a water pump, washer, dryer, microwave and lights etc all on the generator. Our heat was firewood. We had all the comforts we needed except the knowledge that each could break down and leave us wishing we weren't living off the grid. That didn't happen tho...
When we (spent our wad) and got electricity we sighed with relief...it solved all the problems we had and (mostly) anticipated.
PS. We had a outdoor satellite for emergency biffy, and still have it in use for our second toilet (or men's use) when we have visitors. :)
Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.
5'1.5" - I shrunk from 5'4" Summer: Minesota Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)
Personal goal is to weigh in 159 by the end of March 2017. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THE GOAL OF REACHING 151 IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS! Summer of 2014 I gained 10 pounds of it back while traveling to the BVI's and Ireland so I have set a new goal for 2017 to be back to below 155.
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