One chore done - wood for winter
10/11/2005 05:05:00 PM | Author: baloghblog
The face cord of wood that I ordered arrived today in a big wet jumble on the driveway (drizzling all day today). It took a few ounces of effort to move it, to say the least! This should provide us with a little back up in case of expensive bills this winter, or G-d forbid shortages come spring. Not much wood really when I thought about it, but we have approximately the same amount in the backyard from trees cut down from spring 2004. Enough for a cushion at least.

Here is a pic of my proud pile:

And an obligatory "going overboard for Halloween picture" from my travels:
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On 1:59 PM , NYCO said...

Have you seen this breakthrough written up in Popular Mechanics?

Photovoltaic plastic. No more glass solar panels required.


"Heeger and his colleagues at Konarka, the Lowell, Mass.-based company he co-founded, can “print” strips of photovoltaic (PV) plastic as thin as photographic film. As with traditional PV panels, sunlight is converted into electrical energy. The advantage over traditional crystalline silicon on a glass substrate: Heeger’s power plastic is 100 times thinner, as well as more pliable, cheaper and easier to mass-produce. Imagine electricity-generating awnings, tents, roofs and even clothing. “Solar energy is going to happen,” says Heeger. “It will happen sooner and on a larger scale if we can provide a lower-cost technology.”"