Wednesday, May 4, 2011
During the power outage from the storm, it had me thinking. Thinking about things I have thought of before, but not enough...
We went without power for 5 days, other than no hot water and the fridge going down, it wasn't all that bad. *to us*
Mom and Alan had a generator, which was perfect for helping keep the fridge and freezer going. We put our necessities over there and shared their space.
With a little thought and preparation (which we do anyways) we had meals on the grill and they were delicious. Mixed veggies in foil pouches, grilled meats and bread right off the grill.
One morning we even had bacon and eggs. It is do-able.
Which gets me to my point.
Could we make it?
Could we do it?
I mean if we had some way of keeping our fridge items and our freezer items cold... the washing machine would be nice, but not totally necessary.
I know many would not even entertain the thought and that is ok. We spend a great deal on electricity per month. It is frustrating with prices increasing each and every day.
We don't do a lot of tv, just an occasional movie... so quiet evenings by lantern or candle seem lovely and welcome.
Going to bed earlier? That makes sense right? Getting up earlier, yeah, we do that anyhow.
Anyways, I suppose I am just thinking out loud here today.
Which, isn't that what this space is for? :)
So, you can be sure I will be heading to the library once it is open again to pick up some of the following:
Well... these are my thoughts. What about you? Have you ever considered living off the grid?