As people yell and scream at each other about drilling for oil, not drilling for oil, yada, yada, rabble, rabble, rabble - We decided to explore the idea of going solar to see just where solar energy is in terms of feasibility and cost.
I mailed in an informational postcard that came in the mail, and set my husband up as the contact. - He was a bit surprised when they called him, as I forgot to tell him, but he arranged to meet with the sales guy - which happened yesterday morning.
To make a long story short, we signed up for a $16,000 system which should be more than enough for our own usage, and will allow us to put energy back into the grid. Supposedly, we will get paid for our energy, too. I'll let you know how that works out.
I expect the cost will come down once more people start doing this, and I would like it to be known that this is my official response to September 11th, 2001. I figure, if enough oil producing countries see their revenues fall off enough, they will hunt down that B*****D themselves and put his head on a stick. (Something I learned that the real Count Dracula used to do to frighten off potential invaders.)
Have A Lovely Day,
PS - More diaries to come...