Diva in the Dark

| 7/23/2011 2:43:50 PM


 Muck Boot Diva HeadshotA few weeks back, I found out my teenage MWM (Man with Muscles) was going to cost over $7,000 in dental fees.  Did I stress that he was a teenage MWM?????

 I was about to leave for my five hour drive to the farm after work Friday night – and, the bagel and Chobani yogurt I ate that day were still sitting in my stomach like bricks.

Note to self:  Remember, you are a Celiac!  NO BAGELS! 

 Later, after being stuck in two hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to get out of NJ – when I thought life couldn’t get any worse – it started.  One would have thought Zeus and Thor were at war! 

Thunder and lightning bolts with hammering rain suffused my big black pick-up truck making it hopeless to see ANYTHING while wandering the dark country roads. 

Muck Boot Diva
7/30/2011 7:10:01 AM

Mountain Woman — The Diva would LOVE to visit if I ever get any R&R in the future. I’ll even hog tie the MWM and bring him along too. Thanks for the invite and for reading! Please fill me in on that solar shower and the ride sounds nice. Rosie and I have our first date on the trails this morning --- PRAY! MBD

Mountain Woman
7/29/2011 1:09:04 PM

Hi Diva, It's definitely not fun to lose food due to power outages. Winters you can store it in a snow bank and it will be fine but frozen. Don't have to worry about bears then either. The composting toilets I've seen cost a fortune. We were thinking about getting one for a house we're renovating in the Ozarks but the price was too much for our modest budget. My Mountain Man just rigged up an outdoor solar shower for a customer. Uses gravity to feed water to it and sun to heat it and no need for any kind of pump. If you want some info, let me know. Anyway, I relate to your adventures and I enjoy your blog. Come visit us some time. You're almost our neighbors and perhaps we can venture out riding. Signed, Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain blog

Muck Boot Diva
7/26/2011 8:59:31 PM

Dave, The Diva has no real fear of losing electricity -- it is just the problem of the NY/NJ back and forth right now. If I leave with no power -- everything in the fridge goes bad. If it is winter -- all the worse. My hope is to have a generator once we move up for good -- that should help a bit with the fridge and water pump till I have some better energy ideas that pop up! Still like the water tank idea. Victoria -- thanks for reading! MBD

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