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Bright Idea Monday


This is my bright idea for Monday, to be more practical about energy and save money.

What about a community shared grid power supply instead of a giant company with not enough oversight?   My thought of why big companies that generate power need so much regulation and yet also seem to get away with pollution is because it is not in our own back yard.  If we collectively make our own power and shared it on the grid we would see the possible toxic problems and address them as we found them.  It just an idea and I found that people are doing this already and there are a variety of stories with complicated issues.  India, Germany, several countries in Africa along with several pocket communities of these power grids.  After disasters we pull out all of these generators that are very toxic costly and I think that on a shared generating power grid it would be easier to recover. 

Because I like this idea of making my own energy I am going to see about what DIY projects are cheap and easy to make.  I am going research this some more and I think my first project is to make a passive solar heater for a chicken coop.  If all the Pintrest sites are right I should be able to do it for about $5-10 bucks.



Wake up Juice


In the past few days I have been juicing and I have found my energy increase in fact usually on my day off I have a nap half way through the day because of my lack of energy.  It was really nice being able to get more done on my days off.  Today I am doing 1 Orange, 2 apples, and 3 leaves of Kale.   I am really liking the citrus in the juice and it makes the whole juice blended together smoother. 

I hope everyone has a juice day!

Biking to work


I am riding my bike to work this morning and I am excited but worried.  I worry about my energy level and also needing to get around quickly. But I need to make this change of traveling more by my own 2 feet so that I can be in shape to do the 5K.  Anyway I will post later with an update on how my biking has gone.