The temperatures hover around 0 degrees Celsius at night. During the day maybe around 2 or 4… Sunny skies, on average it’s cold but pleasant. E gets up two or three times at night to add wood to the fire. Mostly Arbutus at this time of year as it has a higher density with more BTU output. We have a good supply of Arbutus on this property and it is most welcome at this time of year. We have three down comforters with varying degrees of density. With the addition of my new quilt to our bedding we haven’t had to graduate to our warmest down comforter.
Although our extended family was generous in their hospitality at Christmas we were grateful to get home. If it wasn’t for my Mother and E’s Doctors I can’t see us ever choosing to go back. It isn’t my world any more and I can no longer cope there. Depression envelopes me and I begin to drown …. It’s a simple choice.. A life on happy pills in crowded rooms with complicated relationships or quiet unmedicated days with E in a world where I can manage my limited social tolerance.
I have written posts in the last two weeks but they won’t be published, I am not proud of them. This blog is about living off grid and the public posts need to move me forward..Not only along the learning curve but with my mental health.. So here we go.. Another year in our little house on the cliff… Let’s wish us all to be together this time next year. I thank you for reading. I thank those who accept my limits. Even if we can’t live close geographically, you are still