Living Off GridI am living off grid now. 4 days so far.
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power at home and the office. No Power, no phone, no internet, no hot water, gas is getting scarce - stations are out or have no power to pump. We lost a few trees. Neighbors fared much worse with car damage, trees on houses etc.
Living in the dark is fine (Many people think I live in the dark most of the time). My worry is for the freezer full of fish. Wild fish caught in Northern British Columbia. A neighbor has kindly loaned us his generator daily to keep it frozen.
Of course my brother Glen pointed out, I am not really off grid, I have water and occasional cell service.
It is getting better by the hour. Cell service gets a bit better. A few more places have power and a few more hotspots become accessible. My Verizon Air card did not work at all yesterday but works now if I am in an area with power (so not at home).
But I am fortunate. Safe and healthy. Just minor inconvenience. I prefer to look at it as adventure.
First 2 and last pics are on our property.
The tree blocking the street is commonplace although many have been moved or at least a car width cut through.