We got our first 2 string beans harvest already. I am beginning to think that we didn't plant enough plants because that won't be enough for a meal.
Maybe once everything gets going, it will make a difference! All the plants have gone through a bit of shock being transferred outside. I do expect them to bounce back soon.
Meanwhile, I've been investigating some sites that have charts showing the energy usage of household things ie. appliances, computers, treadmills etc.
Was I ever shocked to find that my treadmill uses around the same amount of energy as a dryer!
And our desktop computer uses 4 times the amount of an average laptop and computer speakers drain quite a bit as well!
I took my laptop out west and left it at the ski condo so that I could use it there and I am currently on our desktop. I'm thinking that the laptop is coming home with me.
Other options would be to use D's laptop which would mean changing when I blog, do banking etc. A relatively small issue compared to the power savings.
I would encourage everyone to look at their local power utility website as a starting point to get more info about this. We cannot change when we don't have adequate info.
D's car brake lines were replaced yesterday to the tune of around $833. His friend, after being told about D's previous experience buying a car from a neighbour did not seem phased at all.
The next step will happen next Monday when D's friend will be taking the car to his mechanic for an opinion.