|Kalvin, Flash, Jackson and Winston|
After feeding, we changed into dry clothes and got our breakfast. I settled on the couch with my coffee and my laptop - to read blogs of course!
We watched the movie "Buck." Wow. Amazing horsemanship. Sign me up for one of his clinics!
We went to yoga mid day -- what else is there to do when it rains? Besides, I'm trying to get myself in shape for training Winston. It's not fair to expect him to be an athlete if I don't do my part too. I joined a gym. Shocked myself. You know, the hamster on a treadmill places? I hate them. But a couple times a week, I am going to go after work and do elliptical and also take a yoga class once a week. Maybe my hips will shrink. I can hope, right?
This afternoon, the call came in that we have been waiting for months to get. Edison, our electric company, finally made the decision to allow us to turn on the solar power we installed months ago. FINALLY! To say we were irritated with Edison is an understatement.
In September, we decided to switch to solar. It took a few months to get all the permits pulled and then in early December the panels were installed on our roof. All 24 of them... or 26... some number like that.
I was pleased with the end product. We have a black roof so they don't stand out like a sore thumb.
The County came up the following week (mid-December) and did their inspection. Then we waited for Edison to flip the switch. We waited and waited and waited. Finally, today we got a phone call with authorization for Brett to flip the switch to "on". Yippee!! Solar on a rainy day!!
We will use solar for our electricity needs during the day on sunny days -- which is most everyday in Southern California. The excess electricity generated by our panels will be sold back to Edison. Electricity we use at night and when the sun doesn't shine, will be offset against what we provided to Edison. We should net at pretty close to zero based on our usual usage -- it's how the number of panels on the roof was determined.
Side note in response to some comments on my previous posts: Yes, Jackson is a bit of a bubba boy. I have reduced the amount of hay he is getting which is all I can adjust since he doesn't get any grain. The poor boy isn't in work anymore so he just isn't burning the calories. And to think, once upon a time I had trouble keeping him in good weight!