Everyone who has been reading my blog or chatting with me online or in person knows how much I love gardening, plants in general and my obsessive nerdiness about it. I’ve been employed by call centers doing customer service since 1999 and I have done it well but that hasn’t made me happy and with two cancers under my belt I think a change is due. I am going to be stopping by PCC and will be working on a Transfer degree for Horticulture. I am going to be pouring my energy into making this happen with finding grants and scholarships to pay for this.
I’ll be bring you updates on this and my garden with new photos this week! Happy Monday and may it be a good start to your week.
I have lost my cable for my camera for my garden and that makes me sad because my garden is doing really well. Moxie is thinking I am just messy and I should clean my house and I would find it. I told her she should start and show me how and her response was to roll over and tempt me with rubbing her belly. That is why I can never get things done.. there is always a belly that needs to be rubbed.
But I should get to finding that cable so that means today will be busy with the cleaning and organizing.. but it is so pretty outside and there is the cat too. I don’t hold out much hope for me to get much done but I will do my best.
Oh I applied for a job at OMSI the Science Museum here in Oregon and while I will likely not get it but it would be fun to be in a job where I can nerd out.
Hey so this was awesome and it reminds me of my Aunts bird Sinbad who looks identical to Snowball here in the video. Enjoy everyone
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.