Huge changes are happening for me on a personal level right now.
I think that Friday was the start of a 'clearing' energy cycle. Thinking about the death of my Mom (this is how she always spelled it, so I use this spelling) and yesterday's meeting with the EPBA has shifted something within me.
Molly kept repeating something at our meeting "it's all just stuff" and you know what, it is time for me to recognise that houses, acreage, momentos are just that; Stuff. When I returned from the GTG I set about sorting through photo albums, nic nacs etc and purging. I may never get my acreage in the Hills but I can do a lot with what I have here and can also visit Cwm Goch for my acreage fix now that I know how to get there!
Cwm Goch has an amazing garden. I worked my way through her garden with very real acreage envy and was blessed to receive a lovely perennial basil from her. I saw the baby chicks with their Mumma, heard their very noisy Papa and refused to play ball with CG's very shaggy canine. I am good at resisting soppy brown canine eyes; I'm a cat person :)
Speaking of Cats, Ms Cathode start blogging again please!
I have some good news to share with you all, we got our funding approval for the Solar panels :) Once they are up and running they should reduce our consumption by four or five units a day. We are also replacing our electric HWS with a solar HWS. Let's get that footprint lower Crone.
Last night I was chatting to The Husband about Peak Oil. He chuckled and said
"What peak oil, petrol is down to 102.9 now" As soon as he saw my face puff up like a well, pufferfish, he quickly said that he was joking and the only reason that the price of oil is decreasing now is because of decreased need for oil in production around the World. He was chatting with a friend in Shanghai last night who told him that many factories around that city are shutting up shop because there are no buyers for their products any more.
This is all going to get a whole lot worse.
One of the discussions between the EPBA was whether there will be a slow crash or a fast crash and which is better for society. We all agreed that a slow crash will give people time to adapt to a new way of living. We also discussed how a crash of either kind will force families and communities to work together much more closely. Local and transition towns are the way of the future.
Ohhhh before I forget, Molly is going to aid and abet me in outwitting The Husband! She will have chookies needing homes in a little while :)
I also want to thank all of you for your lovely messages on here, msn and f/b.