We are still without electricity. So, no veggie painting today, but below are a couple sketches done with a Sharpie. I wanted to give the self portrait another go and I think this one looks more like me. The other sketch is of one of the lazy kitties here sprawled out on the porch couch. This cat is named Taz and he believes that everything in the entire world belongs to him, including you, and apparently this couch.
Being without electricity has been kind of a relief. I really appreciate the internet and email and the electric stove here, but since they've been unusable I've felt more free. When things like the computer are available I can get caught up in them. This is why I don't like to have TV around either. And not having the stove meant we had to cook over a fire, which was iust nice. We made sushi which we were planning on doing anyway without any problem. I also hadn't been reading much lately and it's been nice to get back to. I'm not sure I would have done that if the electricity had been on. This is all making me happily imagine starting a little community in the future where we use minimal amounts of electricity. This was sort of part of our plan already, but having this current experience of feeling more relaxed when electricity is unavailable is just shining a little bright light on the idea... a solar or wind powered light that is.