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Monday, July 12, 2010

Living off the grid = limited access to blogging!

In my brilliant plan (and opportunity) to live off the grid for much of the summer... I neglected to consider one small challenge... blogging!  I am so very sorry to those of you who have continued to check in on my goings-on day after day after day, only to find a very poorly neglected blog.  Bad blogging etiquette, I know.  My brother was after me about it today (again), and as such, I am sitting outside the library poaching the free wi-fi signal from the library in this extremely small town.  To give you an idea of just how tiny, the library building itself could fit into my kitchen and there is a small sign on the door announcing its opening hours per week (approximately 10.5) and a message that these hours are 'weather and availability of volunteers permitting'... gotta love it! 

So where am I exactly?  Well, my family and I are building a cabin just outside of a pretty little mountain town called Nordegg, Alberta.  Trent and I used to work at an outdoor centre in this area 5 or so years back and just fell in love with the area.  Needless to say, it is awesome to be back!  Currently, my son and I are staying in a trailer (with only a generator for power - about 1 hour per day), and no running water.  As for my 'living with less' values, I'd say that this kind of lifestyle fits right in!  I have also harangued my mom to send virtually all local, organic foods up on the weekends, when my husband comes, so life is truly great!

I won't have a chance to write much this summer, but I'll be back this fall with a full report on the summer and the plans for fall.

All the best to you and yours and have a happy, happy SUMMER!!!