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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-21-09 02:46 AM
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14. We recently sold and gave away a large portion of our possessions
Edited on Mon Dec-21-09 03:02 AM by FedUpWithIt All
and moved to a more rural area where we have purchased 50 acres of inexpensive, very raw land. We have started construction on a small straw bale cottage/shed. In the spring we plan to do some clearing and digging (for a future root cellar and earth berm greenhouse/coop) and continue building.

In the meantime we have moved into a small 2 bedroom over a garage. We no longer use a washer and dryer when we can help it. There are frozen washcloths on the porch as we speak. We have moved to a life with a computer, a tv and dvd player, a stove, a fridge, alarm clock and electric lights and heater as our only electronics. No more crockpot, toaster, straightener...We will eventually more away from electric for heating and cooking. Right now we only run heat in two rooms. We charge our cell in the car and limit our non-work travel.

We have one pre-pay credit card and have avoided banks for years. We bought our car used and paid it off quickly and are now saving to buy a second used vehicle for use on the property. We do not keep cable so the tv is only run when someone is watching a movie. We have a ridiculous number of puzzles, board and card games and books to fill up free time.

We are pretty happy people and we feel rich in ways that it are difficult to explain. The changes, while unusual at first, actually made life feel more rewarding. We also know that, regardless of the reasons for the changes happening, we are contributing less to the destruction of resources needed desperately by so many in the world.

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