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Posted by Jim Wilkins on December 4, 2021, 12:21 pm
 
"SolutionsDIY"  wrote in message  


Boy, wish I could afford even a small panel but they're too pricey
here.  So will make do with low-tech cheap alternatives.  Better than
nothing.

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As you can see some of us who own our houses and can build what we think up  
haven't found any magic solutions. Another simple one I forgot to mention is  
using a sweat suit and socks as pajamas so the bed doesn't feel so cold when  
you first get in. Hospital socks with rubber treads can double as slippers.

Personally if I have warm comfortable clothes and boots and enough to eat I  
don't mind primitive conditions, living in an Army tent on a frozen mountain  
top or in the rural South without electricity or running water. Some friends  
of Native American lineage lived that way here in cold New Hampshire, and I  
learned from them. Hint: leave enough water in the stove kettle at night to  
thaw the pump in the morning.
jsw  


Posted by SolutionsDIY on December 7, 2021, 6:16 pm
 
On Sat, 4 Dec 2021 07:21:20 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"


I'd be suited to a more rural life that's for sure.  When you're a
single woman esp. one that is not so young, it's hard to make a move
like that.  I would have loved decades ago to go up to some village
somewhere as I lived in one such as a teen with my folks.  Loved it!

Soon I bet we'll all be wishing we were up in a rural community
somewhere where people look out for one another, esp. if someone or
someones come(s) along and the locals turn out with cocked guns to
make sure the peace is kept and everyone is left alone!  <sigh>  God's
commandment say 'thou shalt not kill' but there's a lot of evil out
there and He's all for protecting ourselves against evil, for sure!


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Posted by Jim Wilkins on December 7, 2021, 8:28 pm
 "SolutionsDIY"  wrote in message  

I'd be suited to a more rural life that's for sure.  When you're a
single woman esp. one that is not so young, it's hard to make a move
like that.  I would have loved decades ago to go up to some village
somewhere as I lived in one such as a teen with my folks.  Loved it!

Soon I bet we'll all be wishing we were up in a rural community
somewhere where people look out for one another, esp. if someone or
someones come(s) along and the locals turn out with cocked guns to
make sure the peace is kept and everyone is left alone!  <sigh>  God's
commandment say 'thou shalt not kill' but there's a lot of evil out
there and He's all for protecting ourselves against evil, for sure!

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Many urbanites move to NH and then demand the level of service they were  
used to.  They can't deal with outdoor power equipment or grid outages or  
wild animals or even lack of sidewalks, and tend to be overly suspicious of  
everyone including town officials. I live near Massachusetts and worked  
there and can understand why but I wish they wouldn't burden us their  
paranoia and neuroses and demands. I think in Mass you can't even legally  
change a light switch or faucet washer yourself. In NH we can wire and plumb  
the house we live in.

Gotta go. I hear the neighbor's tractor which he needs some help with.


Posted by SolutionsDIY on December 13, 2021, 4:07 pm
 On Tue, 7 Dec 2021 15:28:27 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"


lol, that's true, too, re paranoia <sigh>.  Guess that's why I've
always been attracted to the Amish lifestyle all these decades even
though the religion angle kind of always frightened me a little.
Well, I don't trust government at all anymore, either, and the
religious aspect just isn't a problem anymore, too.  God-fearing
people who are good and righteous just aren't going to be the ones out
there creating problems, they'll be more into the defending and
keeping the faith.  But those paranoids, yikes!


Posted by Jim Wilkins on December 13, 2021, 6:52 pm
 "SolutionsDIY"  wrote in message  

lol, that's true, too, re paranoia <sigh>.  Guess that's why I've
always been attracted to the Amish lifestyle all these decades even
though the religion angle kind of always frightened me a little.
Well, I don't trust government at all anymore, either, and the
religious aspect just isn't a problem anymore, too.  God-fearing
people who are good and righteous just aren't going to be the ones out
there creating problems, they'll be more into the defending and
keeping the faith.  But those paranoids, yikes!

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I'm on the NH edge of the eastern Mass metro area and my social circle  
extended into Boston and Worcester, plus I lived for a year near NYC. I was  
surprised how so many urbanites, especially the females, perceived every  
metal tool as a weapon that might be used against them. It's easy to see why  
they fear guns when they also fear hammers and screwdrivers.

A former Shaker colony here has become a museum that displays the clever  
means by which they were self-supporting. I showed up there once in black  
leather on a motorcycle which provoked the expected reaction, until they  
realized I wasn't what they had assumed, then they tripped over themselves  
to be nice and show me everything. Being an amateur historian of technology  
I knew how to make and use their old tools.

Other people I knew in that rural area lived very independent and  
self-reliant lifestyles without going to the doctrinaire extremes of a  
religious or socialist cult. I practice some of their more productive habits  
although I definitely prefer being on town water and sewer. Folks here can  
pretty much live as they please unless plagued by neighbors concerned with  
property values.


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