Be Right Back (BRB) have to go start that generator.....listen to the music while you wait................nothin' like gettin' ur heart pumpin' so early in the morn'......
It is really interesting to find out what uses more power. For instance a cellphone charger can drain the batteries overnight all by itself! The bread maker is best to use when generator is going , or otherwise it drains the batteries within the hour! Early on Tom changed the bulbs in the house to those curly cue ones you know the ones that are energy efficient and in the time since I have been here never had to replace a bulb yet...since July of '09. It is Amazing when you think about it.
My life here is different than most but tons better than others. We have different things to worry about unlike some who worry about how their going to pay for that new car they bought or pay the mortgage or come up with money to pay the min of their credit card. Here we worry about how much wood do we have , the percentage of propane gas, gasoline for the generators and car, is everything staying thawed out, any leaks anywhere air or water, and how much water is in the holding tank(daily). The simple life as some call it is really so much better!