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.
This morning was not a good morning. I laid in bed for far too long willing myself to get up and go feed my chickens. It wasn’t easy to get moving and once I was moving keeping myself going wasn’t easy either. I’m usually up and ready to feed the animals around dawn, today it [...]
Jack is missing. Jack is my black cat that I have had since the day he was born. I was the one to pull the amneotic sack from around him when his feral cat mother shoved him away from her after she gave birth to him. I was the one that rubbed his tiny little [...]
I feel so incredibly lost right now. My Ford Explorer is still broken after replacing not only a CV axle on the driver’s side, but also a ball joint; for those that don’t speak “mechanic” it’s a pain in the ass to do either and really more money than I have to be throwing into a vehicle. This leaves me stranded in Texas with upcoming doctor’s appointments not only for myself but also for my son.
Yesterday evening someone hit my dog; more than that, they hit her and didn’t even bother to stop afterwards. We went outside yesterday evening and she lay at the bottom of the ramp on the porch with her paws bleeding and her front right leg messed up.
Problems like these make interacting with people or society in general difficult in a face to face situation. Making and keeping friendships is impossible because most people don’t want to take the time to understand me as I try to do for them.