Saturday, November 12, 2005

Sized About Right

Not much sun for two days,
Very little wind for two days.
Julie’s son and daughter-in-love (doesn’t daughter-in-law sound cold?) are visiting so we are using extra electricity.

Because of these, yesterday I chose to run my gas generator for three hours to prevent my batteries from dropping below 66% full. This was the first time I’ve run it in five or six months.

Part of the art of living off the grid is having a system that is

  • reasonable in cost,
  • reasonable in materials and energy investment,
  • gives the opportunity to live comfortably but not extravagantly,
  • provides an experience of living in harmony with the cycles of nature.

I think my system is sized about right.

(Today the sun is shining bright in a cloudless sky and we're leaving for the Grand Canyon! Tonight we'll return home to full batteries. Life off the grid is perfect!)


Blogger Bonita said...

I've always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. Lucky you - enjoy.

11/12/2005 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

I love how you enjoy being off the grid.

11/12/2005 08:42:00 PM  

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