Over the years, I have simplified several aspects of my life. I enjoy my days outside taking care of the critters and doing work in the garden. I have mentioned that I would rather watch my chickens than watch TV - and it's very true. I don't have cable TV. I don't even have a TV that you could hook up to any cable service. I do watch movies, but usually only when I am riding my exercise bike. I don't have caller ID. I kept answering the 'unknown caller' because I was curious who it was. Even my computer is a moderate and slightly old laptop and my internet is a bit slow since there is no DSL out here.
There are, however, some things that I really like to have. Electricity. Yeah, and having the back up gas heat is very nice. Oh, yeah. and water. Yeah. it would be nice to have runing water in the house right now.
I am guessing that my well pump has expired... Not a happy thing. I didn't like turning the tap on and getting nothing. Lots of nothing. Not even a drip. *sigh* Having lived on a well for many years, though, has taught me to be prepared. All the livestock tanks are topped off every day. I have six gallons of water stashed in the house. And the neighbors will gladly supply me with any water I may need. So, that relegates this to a minor inconvenience and not a catastrophe. Monday (yeah, I am too cheap to call the well guys today and pay for weekend rates!) I will call and see who can come and fix this.
In the meantime, my thoughts will turn to the many women and children in third world countries who will get up and walk four, five, even six hours just to get enough clean water for one day. The next day, they will do the same thing again. and again. and again. Yeah, I am totally not going to whine about this at all because I am usually blessed with clean, good well water from my tap.
Now the refrigerator - that's another matter. Not so happy about the temperature climbing inside there *rolls eyes* Merry Christmas to me - a new fridge? *sigh* Of course I usually do have a fully functional refrigerator complete with a nice selection of food and the electricity to keep it working. I don't think that those women who are carrying all that water even think about refrigerators...
Maybe my life isn't as simple as I think it is. I am suddenly feeling enormously rich. Indeed! How about you?