28 Oct '11, 11pm

the Power Companies

system and a backup generator. The primary heating source was a wood burning stove. Compared to our city life this was quite a change, but we decided that we were up to the challenge. This would mean no more city nightlife or walking to restaurants for dinner, but this was a small price to pay for the peacefulness and fresh mountain air of the Colorado Rockies. We made the move to our new home in the middle of a record-snowfall winter. We saw our off grid status as a challenge at first, but now it is a way of life. We are always conscious of our power usage. We only use lights when necessary and never leave lights on when we are not using a room. Everything is plugged into power strips and turned off at night. Laundry waits for sunny days and we hang almost everything to dry. We do own a TV, but only use it to watch DVDs once in a while. We do not have a microwave and do n...

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