Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This aging hippie, angry gnome, is about ready to toddle off the grid.

Sure, civilization has it's attractions, computers and flush toilets and running water... but you know what, it's just not worth it anymore.  I keep waiting for the right time, but the time has never been right.  I think this is one of those things where you just have to step out and do it without all that much worrying about doing it just right.

What benefit are any of us in our household getting out of being in Tracy?  The ability to sit around like lumps watching Netflix on the TV?  Running the AC so we don't melt?  What is there in that house that we need?  What is there in any city that we need?  What is the point of spending every dollar we make to just to stay in one place?

My toes need to touch dirt, not pavement!  I need grass and trees and fresh air, not concrete, piss and the smell of car exhaust.  I need to spend my time with my daughter and granddaughter and grandsons, not wasting my time doing meaningless "work" here in San Francisco.

I'm thinking a couple or three "Tiny Houses" somewhere... or a couple of Yurts...

maybe some aquaponics for most of our food.  I don't care if it's on or off the grid, I don't care if there is internet access or not, none of those things are actually essential to comfort or happiness.  I've lived before with no running water, no electricity and no phone service, and I was HAPPY that way :-)

The good thing about this blog is no one, except mom (Hi Mom!) actually reads it, so I can say whatever I want, don't tell anyone mom...

Life is uncertain, I can't see the point of wasting half of the year away from those I love so much it hurts to be away from them!  I just can't do it anymore.  So, anyone have any suggestions as to how to get off of this stupid treadmill?  And fast?

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