Fire: Adventures in Off the Grid Living

It's going to below freezing again tonight, 27° to be exact. It's already cold in the house, not freezing yet though. Another night of hour long naps so that we can keep the fire going so the kids stay warm. Last night was such a relief from our normal state of affairs, but tonight we're [...]

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Tired: Adventures in Off-the-Grid Living

Tired doesn’t even begin to describe my daily state of affairs after beginning my foray into off-the-grid living. I go to sleep tired and I wake up tired, nearly every muscle in my body aching and my back in excruciating pain. There isn’t much difference now that spring has finally arrived compared to before we lost our power. It’s a little cooler in the mornings and a little warmer in the afternoons and a little darker inside when we don’t have the generator running.