Home To The Off Grid Passive Prefab House!
The reason for the back and forth to the bay in summer is to surround ourselves with loads of children, which we do not really have in such a rural environment. With summer drawing to a close, so do the throngs of fellow pirates... we all started packing to sail our cars home. With Hurricane Hermine's approach, regattas and parties were cancelled.
|We miss you, Ramshackle!|
I continued to can until the last second- frantically making salsa counts as hurricane prep, right?
We could either ride it out in the Ramshackle, with rain slashing sideways, staring at each other, or... we could head back to the off grid prefab house and throw a party!
So we did.
|Ready for a party!!!|
|Ok maybe he's not ready.|
But first we announced to the equines, who were vacationing over at a friend's farm, that we were home.
|They came running!!!|
We began to mow, and mow, and mow the fields... and clean and clean and clean a summer's worth of dust from the off grid prefab house, because, when going back-and-forth, who wants to clean when they're here?
|Lotsa chores to do!|
|Look at me! It's a potable rain water|
collection system that doesn't
affect property rights! Isn't that nice
"Authority suspends Deltaville water system proposal
In a special meeting on August 24, the Middlesex Water Authority (MWA) voted to suspend review and negotiations with Sydnor Hydro on a proposed water system in Deltaville pending review of other water system alternatives.
The MWA board also directed staff to evaluate potentially less-expensive water systems.
|Almost 700 feet above sea level,|
what a responsible property investment!
And we're not asking for loans or grants!
Maybe these property owners will explore potable rainwater collection systems like we have used for 6+ years and with which we have been very pleased! The proposed water pipeline proponents often resorted to bullying towards those not interested- for over three years the proponents could not get the number of "subscribers" needed, yet shoved the issue down the community's throat who politely declined, even though over and over their proposal failed.
|Glad to see this proposal has lost...|
the wind in its sails.
"The MWA has been offered an initial funding package from the Virginia Department of Health’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund consisting of a low-interest loan of $10.2 million at 2.65% for 30 years, and has until July 24 to accept the loan package..."
|"Sounds like a load o' manure to me!"|
I'm thrilled this proposal did not succeed.
How can you think to spend such money on an unsustainable proposal, when sea levels are rising? I'm glad reason emerged, even if it took years to get there.
"...this system, as proposed, was only marginally sustainable and that most any unexpected occurrence causing the financial picture to differ would be borne by the rate payers through higher rates. The Authority believes it is acting on the community’s behalf and honoring the public’s trust by proceeding very cautiously in the consideration of what is believed to be a marginally sustainable system."Games For Wardens
By the way, our rural tech geek is on. Hey law enforcement: want to catch poachers in very rural areas? Well Pokemon-Go can help, noted Pip 1 as we drive around... Per Pip 1, they spawn where multiple cell signals gather at high intensity (think: hunters with cell phones and wired dogs gathering to trespass)... and it has been soooooooo easy to see where illegal rifle season activity is, ha...
Sooooo easy to "Catch Them All", y'all... #DataForGameWardens
We enjoyed as much seafood as we could before we left...
I took North Carolina shrimp and sauteed them in a pan with loads of minced garlic and some Asian sesame oil & beer until almost done (enough beer to make a sauce), then tossed in fresh basil and stirred in sriracha. Ohhhhhhhhhh my.
Here's some photos from our last days.
I miss our bay friends terribly. But it's good to be home.