I wasn’t going to write anything today, what with kids coming to visit and celebrations in the works for the twins birthday.
But I feel any confusion I might have left out there needs to be cleared up..
Point of fact, voices carry over the water. We can hear all of the conversations you are having while you kayak our beautiful coastline. I have heard about the problems you have had with your boss and your neighbour. I know your Christmas vacation plans and all about your husband/wife/spouses unwillingness to join you while you learn to kayak.
On the whole people are generally quite complimentary of the house as they take pictures. Well they have been this year. Last year, I heard a man quite arrogantly pronounce to his companions that our back deck was about to fall into the drink…But today was a first and I really do need to clear up any confusion I may have left you with.
Have I in any way left you with the impression that we sit about here all day with nothing to do, nothing to fix and no problems to solve? Have I implied this life is easy? That living off the grid is some sort of lazy path to endless hours with idle chatter about the weather? Have I? If I have, I am very sorry, that is incorrect.
I was just putting the final icing on the first of two birthday cakes I am making this week, when a group of kayakers stopped beneath the house to chat and take pictures.. I heard one of them, perhaps the guide explain to his group that the house they were in front of (ours) is off the grid. The owners get their power from generators and solar panels. The water comes from wells. I was nodding to myself , yes, yes that’s right…
Then he said, and I shit you not……
Wouldn’t you like to live in a house like that? Do nothing all day
but read books….