Country living

When you live in the country life is more simple. The sound of crickets at night and the chorus of birds in the morning are music to your ears. The treasures found in nature rival any that city life has to offer. The sky lights up at night for a full show with occasional shooting stars. The few times I’ve been unfortunate enough to be in large cities for more than a few days I’ve felt restricted and claustrophobic by the noise and pollution.

I live in a small city with less than 20,000 population. We’re on the outskirts in a nice suburb area, but even this is too much. We want to move to a place with mountains nearby. Watching the sunset at the top of a ridge, swimming in mountain lakes, walking through forest paths, these are things I look forward to. We’ll see what God has in store. Country living is one aspect of minimizing stress in your life to live more simply.

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I'm a web designer, and a writer. I enjoy spendng time with my wonderful wife. I'm a Christian, a minimalist and a Dave Ramsey fan.

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  1. your appliances will now be able to send intoimafron to the power company, which can be accessed by other individuals, too. That will be done through the Spy & Fry meter! They will provide, via a chip installed in the machine, a variety of intoimafron that can be used by companies for marketing, & by others for their own purposes.It is very easy for someone with a laptop and the knowhow, as a professor from the University of South Carolina found out, to drive by your house & ascertain whether or not anyone is home, based on electricity use. CIA director James Woolsey called the grid that these meters are a part of a stupid grid, because a terrorist could knock the power out with an ordinary cell phone from the other side of the world.The smart meter, during one recent large storm, was not found to notify the electric company of power outages any more quickly than normal. Many malfunctioning “smart” meters are still being read by a meter reader. Speaking of which, no one is financing those who still have analogs to have their meters read. They were already paying for this service!I appreciate Mr. Marston saying that those with concerns should refuse a smart meter. Unfortunately, a lot of power companies are lying to customers and telling them they have to have wireless meters, which is not true (the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 says only that you can have one if you want one). Who should refuse a smart meter? Anyone who values their family’s health, for one. Children are much more susceptible to getting cancer from radiofrequency radiation than adults, due to their thinner skulls, & the fact that they are at a developmental stage. Those who are elderly, infirm, using devices such as pacemakers definitely should not be around smart meters for any appreciable length of time. Anyone who does not want the many symptoms & maladies & exacerbation that are connected with exposure to excess RFR/EMF such as breathing difficulties, heart problems, insomnia, headaches, ringing in the ears, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, ALS, tremors, muscle spasms, etc. should avoid them like the plague.And the savings are a myth. The attorney general of Connecticut calculated that the savings, I believe, to be about eleven dollars per year.Mr. Marston mentions safety issues. I take it that he hasn’t heard about the many, many fires that smart meters have started, & the fried wiring and ruined appliances they have caused. In conclusion: If you don’t already have a not-that-smart-after-all meter, I suggest you put a sign underneath your safe analog meter that says DO NOT REPLACE METER. We refuse the smart’ meter due to health, safety, & privacy issues. Place that in a gallon ziplock bag & tape it where the reader can read both the meter & the sign. And please warn your friends and neighbors to do the same. Thank you, and thanks to WSJ for airing this issue.

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