Welcome to my back door

One of the things I love about living on PEI is the way people come to your back door if they drop by. Yesterday, we had the census person stop in, and of course she came to the back. It's just a little thing, but I think it says a lot about what life is like here. I would not be as happy living in a place where going into someone else's backyard would be considered trespassing.

It's always a special event for us to get anyone back here, as we live deep in the woods, almost a kilometre back from the road. The census woman had been tipped off by a neighbor that we existed; ordinarily they just follow the power lines, but since we are off-the-grid, she may never have found us on her own.

We have had a couple of exciting visits in the past. The Jehovah's Witnessess (on more than one occasion – now that's tenacity!), and believe it or not, a Maritime Electric guy trying to read our meter, and being incredibly perplexed about not being able to find one. He very kindly offered us that day's newspaper (which he probably hadn't even read yet), as he probably figured we might be curious about what is happening in the world! 🙂

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2 Responses to Welcome to my back door

  1. Brian James says:

    Hey Dale,
    Now that you’ve got a different topic rolling besides the state of programing and advertisement in SNS I’m happy to add a little color, (yes color, not colour) to your blog.
    People get shot for entering someone’s backyard unannounced where I grew up. That’s why I moved to Canada.
    How ’bout that for colour?
    I checked out the link to the pics and info about your house. How beautiful is that? My dream house. I can’t wait to see it this summer during the festival. Can I camp on your property while I’m in town? 😉
    Later.

  2. Alec Chiasson says:

    Played any topplecock lately?

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