Mark Freehoff Posted 7 months ago GET OFF THE GRID!!! well, O.k. just one day out of seven. No cars or busses. No work or stress. You can hear the birds... That's wonderful John but not the point I wish to make. After all the reduction in power and energy dependance and the fantastic effect on our surroundings, there remains our perceived "need" for all of the technology to thrive. Can we do without it for one day out of seven, that is my idea. After you have moved in to the new house, by the way, congratulations, can you imagine yourself just one day a week, reading when there is sunlight, sleeping when it is dark, listening to the sounds that come from the wind, trees, birds, grass, footsteps on the gravel path that leads to your door, crickets, are there still crickets or frogs, hey what about a brook or the laughter of kids at play or whatever.