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Tuesday, February 15, 2011


journaling says: Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you - Nathaniel Hawthorne

We're going solar!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had the electrician here this morning to put in the sub board in preparation for the solar panels.With the current rebates available including a local council rebate, going solar is cheap.

Most of our power usage is in winter time when we run an air con in Annie's room for heat and a oil heater in Sean's room to keep him warm. Most of our solar credits will happen during summer when our consumption is low (we rarely use the air cons in summer) so our account will draw on those credits during our higher usage. The system should pay for its self in about 6 years at the current elec prices, and they will always be going up, so it should be sooner than later the system is debit free.

On a small downer, when the power came back on from the Sparky being here this morning, the TV shat itself. It's been on the way out for while now, but now its RIP. We've a mate who got an large LED online recently, so we checking them out atm. The only thing will be to work out all the cables. It's a mass of spaghetti behind the TV corner atm (TV, Austar, DVD, Video, Surround Sound System with Amp and Sub Woofer, Wii). It's going to be a nightmare to work it all out and wire it all up correctly. So not looking forward to that.

1 comment:

Gina B said...

Stunning page Tiff, Love it all!!! The sewing and quote really grabbed me.