Monday, November 23, 2009
Living in the Woods, pt 2
Of course we had to give up a few things to live in the woods, such as electricity, phones, cable, etc. I'm kidding! Well, almost. There were solar panels that charged a bank of batteries for limited power and cellular reception was iffy, but there was a flush toilet and running water. Hey, it was better that a tent, right? I knew concessions would have to be made. After all, we were ten miles from the nearest power lines and over a mile off the nearest county maintained dirt road. Many of our friends and family thought we were... well, nuts. We had to be crazy to give up civilization for a life of hard work and deep snow, a life of black flies and black nights, a life of peace and quiet and tranquility, a life of independence and self sustenance. I think you can guess what I thought!!