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Life Off the Grid

September 16th, 2008

We’re living off the grid here at Chiot’s Run, we didn’t leave the grid – the grid left us.  We lost power on Sunday night around 8pm (while canning pears, photos will be posted when we’re back on-line), the electric company says we’ll have electric again, “Possibly by the 21st”.  Good thing my sister & brother-in-law had a generator they loaned us to help keep all those berries in the freezer in tip top shape.  So we’re busying ourselves with canning (good thing I have a gas stove) and working outside (we have tons of sticks to pick up). See you sooner than later I hope.

Thanks to Panera Bread for providing internet service for this posting (and a delicious lunch).

3 Comments to “Life Off the Grid”
  1. AgrarianLife on September 16, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Sure glad you didn’t lose those pears or beautiful berries!

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  2. Jennifer on September 16, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    By the 21st? Are you kidding? I lived on Cape Cod when I was a kid, and we took direct hits from hurricanes and had our power out for a shorter amount of time than that! We were glad to have a grill and a gas water heater too!

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  3. Carolyn on September 24, 2008 at 11:51 am

    We were without power for 27 hours. Thank God, no damage to the house. I have a post about our survival story in my blog. Check it out sometime.


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