I conduct business ON GRID. Typically I work a 10 -12 hour work day from a home office. Long hours, yes. But I am at home working. Therefore, a load of laundry can be squeezed between a few phone calls. A quick dusting of the living room can be accomplished while I’m waiting on an email.
I go to the post office on a Tuesday afternoon because that is when the clerks told me they are slowest. I can take advantage of the Wednesday morning markdowns at Kroger . I can completely juggle and flip my schedule to suit the weather and my frugal life. So basically, I live and work OFF GRID.
I got a HEAVY dose of ON GRID living Sunday morning when I accompanied Boyfriend on a quick trip to Lowes. He had to pick up items to help with his car restoration so I thought I’d visit the Garden Center and pick up seeds.
MISTAKE. MISTAKE. MISTAKE.
I do believe the entire city of Henrico Virginia was in the Lowes Garden Center. Screaming children (two so loud a store employee was even imploring them to quieten down) , frustrated parents, pallet sized carts, entire selections of sale plants decimated, chaos, confusion and then a line that stretched through most of the Garden Center.
I’ve never been more grateful for the flexibility of living off grid.
My commute is approximately 25 feet -from my bedroom to my sunroom office.
Pajamas are an acceptable work uniform when it’s cold.
“Going out for lunch” means sitting outside on the deck having a homegrown tomato sandwich.
My social circle is the people I work for, Boyfriend, Kronk the Dog and my sweet community of online friends.
Living off grid is HOT.