The power went out for several hours today, reminding me of how energy dependent my life is. My kitchen life in particular. No power = no water, no refrigeration, no oven, no mixer, no egg cooker, no grinder, no vacuum cleaner, etc. It bites!
Since I have no desire to give up any of my gadgets I clearly need some alternative energy in my life. Solar panels, a wind turbine, some micr-hydro would be great but we found land we like and its not right on the river.