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Off the Grid; here we come

Earthship post #1

July 2016

     Last night was the first night we slept out here on our land. We cleared off a bunk and Zane stayed here too.

     I had a hard time sleeping between the dogs panting, the cat purring in my ear, and the heat with absolutely no wind.

     My hand and fingers are numb, so it hurts to write this, but I feel it’s important so we can look back and see how far we’ve come in our journey.

     One thing I have to say, the coyote’s howling last night was pretty cool. Also, the train sounds amazing up here echoing off the walls of the canyons. Otherwise it’s so quiet.

     It’s funny I thought I’d unhooked, unplugged, and was ready for this. I found out very quickly I’ve been pampered, and very spoiled. We don’t have electricity, or running water. Well, we have some limited water and supposedly we have propane, although the fridge doesn’t work. All the food I brought with us will have to be thrown away.

     When I was a little girl, I used to imagine what it would’ve been like to be a pioneer. I know this is nothing like that, but we are once again a little ahead of our time. Roughing it for sure.

     I find myself drawn to my journal and my Bible. Amazing what happens when you shut out all the noise.


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