Off The Grid

Living off the Grid on a west coast island

No one was naked

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I used to work for a big blue company who sent their employees travelling on business a great deal. There were many jokes that you couldn’t go on a ferry, or to a restaurant or a movie without running into a fellow employee. They were my clients. While travelling on business they earned a lot of mileage points back in the days when the mileage programs first began. When my clients weren’t away on business they were off spending their points in exotic lands. Most were young and single.

One of them, let’s call her Kelly was vacationing on a topless beach in Greece when she went to the beach bar for a refill. After paying for two drinks she turned to find a senior marketing Manager from said big blue company standing behind her.. Luckily she had bought two drinks. Unfortunately for Kelly, it was a small world.

I have planted a few of Marion’s plants in the driveway rockeries. Normally when planting divided perennials I would cut back the leaves so the roots would focus on settling in and not waste their time on sending energy to the leaves just yet. My thinking today however flawed, is to leave the leaves on and see if the deer nibble. Perhaps they will find the plants distasteful and not return in the spring…. It’s an experiment……

E, is trying to bring some batteries back to life. Our friend had an Arbutus tree land on her solar panels last winter. The panels were destroyed but it seems to have also affected her batteries. He brought them down to our place while we were gone to see if they would be helped on our charger. He thought he would contact her when we got back with an update on how much it’s going to cost her to have lights at Thanksgiving.

While we were in town we had some time to kill while we waited to take our daughter to dinner. We returned to our favourite beach in Vancouver to reminisce about our misspent youth and watch the sea and mountains. Kite boarders entertained us off shore…

To our great surprise,  Ann walked past us to then sit on a log on the beach. Our dear friend whose solar panel batteries are plugged into our charger. When we islanders have to leave our little paradise we are still drawn to the shore. Fortunately, in this case of a small world exemplified, unlike my friend Kelly,

no one was naked

Author: Off Grid Islanders

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

3 thoughts on “No one was naked

  1. Thanks, MP. Btw……………still being spam-blocked I think. I wrote on 15 years……

    On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 1:13 PM, Off Grid Islander wrote:

    > Off Grid Islanders posted: “I used to work for a big blue company who sent > their employees travelling on business a great deal. There were many jokes > that you couldn’t go on a ferry, or to a restaurant or a movie without > running into a fellow employee. They were my clients. While tr” >

  2. I so love that your writing again. It’s nice to open the mail and there you are. I missed you while you were away. Very glad your back.
    Cheers!

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