Regular listeners know I started an experiment disconnecting from the electric grid. I began May 22. Then on July 22, I posted an episode that the solar panel or battery broke, or both. I didn’t see how I could continue so said that after I finished recording, I’d declare victory, reconnect to the grid, cook lunch, and move on.
Regular listeners and readers of my blog know that I posted about keeping going. What gives? Did I stop or not?
I’d meant to record an episode explaining that I kept going without even solar power, though still using my “cheat” of allowing plugging my computer and phone at NYU. Recording my second episode with Michelle Nijhuis, I got to share that story, so I’m posting it here. She lived off the grid for fifteen years, so had plenty of relevant experience.