Did my usual buying run for the store today and then came back and helped to close -- we are training a new employee and this was her first evening shift.
Tired and hungry -- heat up some Chinese leftovers, check email and off to an early bed.
My usually scheduled acupuncture session is on Wednesdays so the benefits of last weeks session have worn off. Looking forward to getting the new hip put in as living in an opiated haze is not the way I like to go through life. Three weeks and counting!!!
Less busy tomorrow...
Busy day -- I am involved in the local Chamber of Commerce and today we met with some people from the government (Federal and State) highway departments concerning a few issues. This was a five hour long field trip (fun) followed by a great buffet lunch and a couple hour meeting. Later this evening was a public meeting regarding a developer who wants to drop about 800 homes into our little corner of paradise -- a city with businesses, stores and lots of extra people.
Basically, there is little or no opportunity for employment out here so these people would have to drive the 30 miles into Bellingham each day. Nuts...
Just got home and am tired so I will not be doing that much web surfing.
Had dinner and am tired - didn't really see anything that caught my eye on the intar-nets so calling it a night.
Friday is when I do the main buying run for the store. Was in town all day and am just now home and fixing some dinner (spaghetti with chopped up tomatoes, Kalamata olives, garlic and artichoke hearts saut�ed together with a little chili flakes and brown sugar).
I'll post as I eat...
It is 9:30 and pitch dark outside.
Summer sure was short what with the long, cold and wet spring.
Still no sunspots so I am guessing a long, cold and wet fall and winter.
Good for the skiers and boarders anyway...
Working on some other stuff...
Was in town earlier today taking my Dad to an antique tractor pull and steam engine demonstration. Took a bunch of photos which I will post later tonight or tomorrow.
The store has been busy so I combined that trip into town with a buying run so we are stocked up for now. British Columbia is celebrating with a long weekend so we have a lot of Canadians visiting.
We are very rural with relatively cheap land prices whereas north of us is one huge 50-mile long conurbation that stretches from the Vancouver on the coast to Abbotsford to our North. A lot of Canadians have vacation homes or come here and rent cabins.
Heading out to dinner and a few more Margaritas and then off to home.
Was in town today dropping Jen off at the airport for her cousin's wedding (he is marrying his boyfriend of five years) and then did the shopping run for the store.
Had a hot-dog in town, came back out here, unloaded and priced and then went to a local cantina for a few Margaritas. Have the rest of a bowl of leftover Hot and Sour Soup heating in the microwave and then it's off to bed after checking email in the DaveCave(tm).
I am tired...
All of the efforts that I have seen for alternative energy vehicles (electric/hybrid/etc...) have been to use the commercial electrical grid as a source of energy -- topping off the batteries of a hybrid, generating hydrogen or being used to provide the 20-50 mile range for a pure EV.
I used to live in Seattle and we had power outages there on a regular basis -- two or three times/year. I now live a few miles from the Canadian border; my favorite radio station is in Vancouver, B.C. (JRFM!) and they have the same issues. We live on 30 acres and we have even more days of no power.
How about making this a two-way street?
From an Engineering standpoint, this is a trivial issue and the extra gubbins on your hybrid and the transfer box for your house would add another $2K max to the cost of your vehicle.
You would be able to drive your car to your garage, plug it in and your house would never, ever go dark again.