For over a year now, we thought our office mascot, Jerry the goldfish, was a male. He had tankmates, but being 10″ long from nose to tail, he literally wore out and killed them all one by one by chasing them until they literally dropped dead. It was this aggression that made us think Jerry … Read moreJerry Is A Girl
A couple of months ago I decided I wanted to feed the outside birds. I’m also always looking for new ways to entertain the cats. I found this on Amazon and realized I could do both at the same time! At the time, the price was $29 and I didn’t want to spend that much. … Read moreDIY Cat Vista Bird Feeder
So yesterday was probably the coldest day in Western New York this year. It got down to about -10 here. Fortunately I now keep a close watch on the usual suspects when it comes to frozen water pipes in this house, but I did not see this coming. In the SW corner of the fireplace … Read moreThe Joys Of 120 Year Old Victorian Homes
Just a quick post showing the wind turbine. It feeds the power system through a separate controller than the solar panels. The turbine is a $120 3 blade, “500 watt” version bought from eBay. I’d say 500 watts is being quite generous, but it does definitely add power to the system on windy days, particularly … Read moreWind Turbine
I started this site with the intent of posting something every day, or close to it. Obviously that hasn’t happened. Life’s been pretty busy the last couple of months. Holidays, home renovations, birthdays, office move… I’m hoping to be posting again regularly. So anyway… Here’s a pic of the new office space.