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May 16th, 2006

Happy, happy sun.

So today I signed the contract for a 5.1kwh solar panel setup for my roof. I'm really looking forward to this, not just for the reduced power bill but because I feel much better about not being able to find a hybrid car that will transport my bikes. That said, this appears to be much better than a hybrid at actually reducing emissions, so it's a happy happy thing.

Estimated payoff is between 10-15 years. This is significantly better than it was 5 years ago, so I'm happy. But the CEC rebates are going down each year, and silicon is getting more expensive, so this seemed to be the best time to buy. And frankly, the only time I've had the money for this kind of thing in recent years.

But that's the end of my budget. So much for fixing my bathroom or kitchen - those projects are now on hold until this is done and I can save up some extra money.

Fuck.

A friend of mine was killed tonight as she merged onto the highway. The cage decided it wanted her spot, and ran right over her. She died instantly.

Fuck.

I'll post more later once everyone has been made aware.