|Pam, Leslie and Kris|
Today we hosted a "Roofwarming Party", celebrating our new roof, including its photovoltaic system.
According to the digital meters, we've generated 379 kilowatt hours and purchased from the grid 322 kilowatt hours, meaning that we a generating more than half of our electricity needs on our own. This is progress!
The party was also a means of connecting with friends old and new.
The first attendees was Kevin Moen from Solterra Systems, our contractor. He brought some food and adult beverages, which was quite welcome. Our friend Ted Rutherford brought his daughter's dog, who he's watching while she and her family are working the boats.
Art from the house on the corner was an early guest, and talked long with Kevin about solar power.
Al Taylor from MITS and his wife Mary Jo stayed for quite a while.
From the WSBA came Matt, Pam and Leslie, the latter of whom talked about her hopes for a new job in Hawaii. We'll miss her but it seems a great opportunity, especially following the WSBA layoffs.
My brother David came in his blue Mustang convertible. He gave us nasturtium seeds from his container garden; we gave him more flowerpots: everybody wins!
Blair and Dina walked from their house on the corner; Blair and Kevin went back to the house to take measurements with a "Solmetric".
Some friends are regular dogwalkers. Pam, her son and their 5 dogs came by with their friend, whose name I forget, and her dog Scooter. Then a neighbor whose name I forget but his wife's name is Rose came and talked with Kevin a while.
Meg, Mimi and their daughter were the last guests. They brought fresh eggs from their hens and lettuce from their gardens.
Now it's time to rest; this was a fine day of meeting and greeting. A party is a great way to share information while having fun!