All that aside, I moved out here a little after mid-May. We bought a 5th-wheel camper from our former next-door neighbours, Jerry and Teresa. Troy comes home when he can get away from his business. When he does come home, he putters. I don't think I've ever known someone with his kind of determination. Yeah for us because he gets a LOT done around here!!
There have been so many things I've wanted to share - all these new experiences that I have so enjoyed - like the wild life: bears, cougars, birds, squirrels and even bugs have been fascinating to me; also the vegetation - it's an incredible display of flora out here. The weather is very different; it's about perfect. And there's a decent sandy beach 8 minutes away. There's also humongous ice-cream cones about that distance away, too. We've met a number of neighbours now and I can't tell you how many of them have this is God's country. It. Is. Beautiful.
Lots of new experiences, too! Trespassers (teenagers fishing); rain-water capture cuz we still don't have water; the Leslieville Antiques Show where we watched a bit of the tractor pull... and enjoyed it!; the Caroline Library that I visit weekly and which has been a God-send because I haven't had internet until last week so no television, just borrowed books and movies. So many other things.
The big news for the next few days is that the electrician is putting in our wiring on Thursday AND we should have power the same day. Holy cow it'll be awesome. On Monday, our belongings are coming home from storage. Ah, dishes... how I've missed you!
Something I've realized in the 3 months I've been out here without power (except the generator), running water or septic is that we've been okay without them. We figured out alternatives - like the generator - and although it takes more effort and more time, it is relaxing and it is empowering.
So much to journal and share! I will get on with it soon enough - maybe next week once power is up. The generator is quiet but not that quiet. I've come to enjoy the utter peace of each night out here. Of course, utter peace includes cows mooing, horses neighing and coyotes yipping and howling. You know what there isn't? Noise.