Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Getting off the grid

Have just been watching a Jennie Brockie "Insight" program on SBS about .. well, not sure, something about carbon trading schemes.

So, decided to transfer all my electronics to the solar powered 12 volt inverter. Have to say that after 3 hours with the TV and computer, the battery is struggling.

On the other hand, after many days of overcast, rain, mittens and 1 degree C temperatures - the sun has re-appeared, and look forward to the energy panel being refreshed .. heh.

15 comments:

Jayne said...

Next you'll have to get one of those thingies that tracks the sun automatically ;)

Davo said...

Wot, a rosary? Oh oops, that's the "son" .. heh heh.

Brian Hughes said...

"...something about carbon trading schemes."

They're like Pokemon cards, aren't they...only the drawings are pencil sketches.

Davo said...

"Pokemon cards"? Hughes, my age might be showing, but the last time I traded cards they had hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs .. heh.

Brian Hughes said...

I was originally going to say Top Trumps, but then I realised that would be giving my age away too...

Three Score and Ten or more said...

I really enjoyed seeing your stuff again. I have been checking in about once a week and have been getting the "I can't find the server" garbage from blogspot. (Dont know whether it was a problem with your computer or mine or just me screwing up, It has been a strange last coupla months. Good on ya ya old coot.

Davo said...

Nice to know you are still alive 70+, but ah, am still alive and annoying the locals .. heh.

Davo said...

Hughes .. yer well, everyone gets ossified, at some stage, in the journey between birth and death.

BBC said...

TV ??? Wuz that?

Vest said...

Sunshine! No shortage here on the NSW Sunny Central Coast. Its rain we need, and today its raining.
It is now confirmed after much Umming a arring from well paid consultants over the past two years that, the washing of cars with a trigger hose is the ecnomical way to go. About 30 litres. The previous lawful method was by a pail or bucket, about ten by ten litres minimum.

Anne Johnson said...

Proud of you, man. Hope the sun returns and charges your batteries!

Davo said...

I was originally going to say Top Trumps, but then I realised that would be giving my age away ..

Perhaps, perhaps Hughes. Some things depend on randoms, some on what the dealer has up their sleeve. Also possible to win with a handful of 'misere' .. heh.

Davo said...

Anne .. have just made a brief foray "online" to see what the rest us idiots are up to and noticed that you are unwell. Please come back - for whatever it is worth - I miss you.

Davo said...

In the meantime, I still have two legs, two arms .. a braincell system that have been battling wit for a long time.

If all else fails, will try foot and mouth painting .. am expecting that one, Hughes ..

(Nah, sorry t disappoint you lot of vultures, remain hale and healthy .. more or less - physically, the mental acuities might well be suspect. So, what's new .. heh].

Davo said...

Anne, your condors can come and inspect .. many will misunderstand, but i hope your condors inspect, observe, but fly away at this time.