Good Sunday to everyone! Still no power; 20 hours and counting.
We couldn’t do much last night because our little lantern is like a flashlight and not conducive to reading or doing things in large spaces, so went to bed early, woke up at 3:45 sharp, laid in bed until the sky began to shift (about 5 pm), and unpacked the rest of our stuff from our airline baggage.
There wasn’t much we could do at the house being it was a Sunday and without power, so internet addicts that we are, we decided to go have a coffee and get online (you can take the girl out of America but you can’t take the America out of the girl!). (Oh, and you can get the best macchiatos here; much better than Starbucks.) So, I got dressed, put on make-up, took a look at my humid-induced frizzy hair and turned on the curling iron. Oh yeah! We don’t have power. So, a pony-tail again.
One of my favorite blogs is of a family that gave up their “normal” American life to live off-grid on an old Amish farm. http://eclecticculturefarm.blogspot.com/
They inspire me daily and their blog starts from before their move and transition to life without power up to now. I need to go back and read their early entries to find out how they set up a manageable system.
Here’s the best photo I could do last night. That’s a papaya from our very own papaya tree. We have about 25 fruit trees on the property including guava, mango, lemon, orange and banana.