Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Solar success

Its been just over six months since we had our solar panels installed. At the time I was rather concerned taking on more debt but was assured that our repayments would be equal to our bill. I must say I'm feeling in a better frame of mind now, having recently paid off my car loan, along with receiving our second electricity bill. We are now in CREDIT with the electricity company......Hooray!!

Our electricity bill has gone from $300.00 - 400.00 a quarter to $30.99 in credit. Its a great feeling. I'm sure we could do better by adjusting some of the ways we use power in our home. Also I think Tony is finally going to close down his six foot fish tank. As you can imagine it consumes a fair bit of power. After reading Narelle's post yesterday I'm off to get some standby adapters. I've been thinking about it for a while but have not followed through. Thanks for the prompt Narelle.

Hope the sun is shining at your place

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Is anybody still out there? I'd be surprised if there is!

Ooh I've been such a bad blogger for the past few months. Life just gets in the way sometimes and I've really not had the motivation or urge to post.

Now don't faint, but I have been sewing. Yes, even I'm impressed with my efforts to get back to my machine. A friend asked me to make a coat for a her dog. The poor little darling is getting old and has some major health problems at the moment, so some new pj's were in order.

I've also started doing some patchwork again. It's been years since I did any, so I'm a bit rusty with my straight seams etc. I'm making a table runner at the moment, actually it's a tester for the one I want to make for my Aunt. You see, my Mum's sister is turning 75 in September and I'm going up to Cairns for her party and to spend some time with my sister. Yay....I can't wait!!

After work today I spent about three hours in the yard doing some weeding. That made a small dent in the overgrown mess. More weeding and yard work tomorrow if the rain holds off.

Hopefully I'll get my blogging mojo back soon and I'll post on a more regular basis.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.