Thursday, May 1, 2008

What would I be willing to give up

Wendy is hosting a one time challenge to come up with 10 modern conveniences we want to keep and what we'd be willing to give up to keep them. It seems like an interesting mental exercise that could lead to real changes. I'm not sure I can come up with 10 things but here goes.

I'd be willing to give up TV ...if I could keep the internet.

I'd be willing to give up my dishwasher.....if I could keep a freezer.

I'd be willing to give up my dryer.....if I could keep a vacuum cleaner.

I'd be willing to give up my washing machine... If I could keep hot baths.

I'd be willing to give up the AC...if I could keep heat (I may change my mind about this once we are in GA)

I'd be willing to give up my car... if we had decent public transportation and safe bike routes.

I'd be willing to give up the lawn mower....if I had sheep to eat the grass.

I'll add more later if I can think of more. Right now I have to get the house ready for a showing!

The last part of this challenge is to send a letter to your leaders letting them know that people are willing to make changes and the changes don't have to be all or nothing. I personally plan on making some of the above changes.


Deanne said...

Hmmm, that is really thought provoking. I'm going to have to think about what would be on my list!

hillbilly2be said...

I'd be willing to give up hair spray, if I could keep the mousse. :)

Sounds like a cool challenge. Hope your house sells soon. A piece of string hung between trees sure beats paying for a dryer, in my opinion. :)

Take care,

Wendy said...

I agree with Ron re: drying clothes, but mine's stretched between my house and a tree :).

I like your list. It looks a lot like mine is going to look ... as soon as I get it all composed :).

Christy said...

I can't wait to have a piece of string to dry clothes on. Not allowed here however.

hillbilly2be said...

It is hard for me to believe that clotheslines are not allowed in some places. That's just crazy... hope you can escape from there soon.

I would sure give up my car if there was a good alternative. There are some Amish around here, and they seem to do just fine without cars, in their nice little horse-drawn buggies.


Christy said...

If it weren't for the religious stuff, I'd jump at the chance to be Amish. Although I'll admit I'm not a big horse person :)