Some of us live a little more rustic than others. Some of us do so because fate has thrown us a wild card, and some by choice. If you've ever gone from "high on the hog" to "not so tall cotton", I'm curious what you miss most about the more so-called "civilized" lifestyle. As some of you know, I was forced out of my home late last year. Even there, I didn't exactly have what some would call all the modern amenities, but I've had most, if not all, the modern conveniences at some point in the past or another... The thing I miss most is a garbage disposal. I took it for granted when I was married, partly because I had to take the trash out everyday. But with just my son and I, the trash only has to go out about once every two weeks. Now, because of the very little amount of trash we produce, and because I had to fight tooth and nail to claim this rental murder house from the roaches that had taken over during it's lack of occupancy, I do not throw away food trash. Anything that could be attractive to roaches, I seal up in something. If I freeze food and then cook it later, I save the ziplocks and the scraps either go to the dog, or are resealed in the freezer bags to go into the garbage. Now... sometimes that just doesn't work out. And sometimes we eat food that just isn't good for a dog's health. So this is how I dispose of such...I grind it with a fork as I wash it down the drain... So... what modern amenity have you had in the past that you miss dearly now? Bear in mind, I have a washer and dryer... but no hookups for them. So I can't even do laundry in my house. I go to my sister's or the laundrymat. But I freaking miss the hell outta a garbage disposal!