Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Week of Penury is Over

And so it ends. The power is now back on at my place, and I am free to use running water and motorised transport again.

I rather enjoyed doing the Week of Penury, and felt that it was a worthwhile experiment. I may attempt another one if I can arrange for favourable circumstances, but not for a while.

Overall, it turned out to be a Week of Voluntary Simplicity more than a Week of Penury. Now I am tasked with replenishing the stock used on the Week. My water ration held out, and I even ended up with a surplus 3 litres. I could have made at least two more meals with the food that I had prepared, although next time I will put more consideration into my menu.

The final power meter reading of 63957 units, just as it was last Tuesday evening.

Thanks to everyone who supported me; I'd encourage you to try something similar.

Live well, and often!

Best Regards,



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done. It didn't sound like an easy task considering you still had to go to work and tech.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Douglas Cress said...

pretty impressive - i dont think id last more than a few days without technology unless i was really committed or out in the middle of nowhere.

2:42 AM  
Blogger J.L. said...

Thanks, guys! Since the Week of Penury, I certainly appreciate all our mod-cons a lot more.

10:23 AM  

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