Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Anthony Edwards

I haven't seen him in much of anything lately. I guess he is taking a long-deserved sabbatical after the modern-day portrayal of Job channeled through Mark Greene...

Well, it's Saturday. The lawn has been mowed, the lawn pond has been tended to, the wash is hanging on the clothesline, and I am at home. You know, I think it was like, last April or so since I have posted photos. Hey, guess what? You are gonna get photos today.

This is the new and improved solar array. Those are 15 watt 12 volt DC panels, bought on eBay. seven panels equals 105 watts at peak performance, which is about six hours during the summer months, with... oh, let's say an hour and a half of low power in the morning and evening. That's uh... 630 watt hours during peak, maybe 200 more during the inclination and declination. That's enough to power quite a bit, actually.

One of those things that we power now is a pump for the lawn pond. We just have two gold fish right now, and the pump is not positioned out of the way, but as this photo suggests, we have more than enough wattage to make quite a bitchin' water fall when we get around to setting it up right.
Right now, we are just pumping the water into a filter... I should take a more recent photo. Both of these are from last week.

Any ways, that's what I am doing with the back yard, this year. Well, a couple of things among many things. I also helped to set up the clothesline, but that kind of solar power isn't nearly as exciting as the electrical kind...

1 comment:

Kimber said...

I heart you.