Off The Grid

Living off the Grid on a west coast island

Places at once


Ferry trips differ dependent on my travel partner. With my husband we read in comfortable silence at our usual table in cafeteria. He likes to sit facing the direction we are heading.

With my daughter we finish the crosswords in the newspaper together. We refill our coffees often, and sit at a table with solid chairs. We are both short and can’t sit comfortably in the leather chairs.

With my sons, we usually play cards.

Tonight, I am travelling alone. I am hidden at a work station. Although my dear friends took great care of me, I have had it with the world and need my island. Camilla Lackberg is on my e-reader, James Taylor is on my iPhone.

I will be here again on Monday. Mom safe in the hospital for the weekend. Tonight I wish i was strong like I used to be and it kills me that I cant be in two
places at once.

Author: Off Grid Islanders

We are a retired couple living on an off grid island on the West Coast

4 thoughts on “Places at once

  1. I can relate to what you are going through M. Hope your mom is one of the lucky ones with a quick recovery.

  2. Hi M – I’ve just read your last 3 posts and am sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she is doing well and wish her a speedy recovery.
    I’m free in the evenings if there is anything I can do for you when you are in town. I’d be happy to give you a ride if you need one or if I can do anything else, please give me a call
    Take care

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