Our motives were these:
Appreciating what we have
Recognizing just where the money was going
What I learned.
cooking on a wood cookstove is a lot of work. Maintaining the fire is of chief concern.
Not using my drier is a lot of work.
Making your own bread is a lot of work.
Eileen and I thought that we would have a lot of time to do Spring cleaning, but it took all day just to get the regular housework done. We were exhausted!
Every night became Family Night. We read together, we played Rook together. We went to bed early!
We will continue to do this experiment one week out of every month, fine tuning the details as we live them out.
Do I want to live that way the rest of my life? No. Could I if I had to? Yes. I am thankful for all my blessings? You Betcha!