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*Week of June 19th
*Week of June 19th
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**Got my <i>Degree Days</i> and <i>Back to the Basics</i> reading nailed.  Maybe we should calculate our personal degree days: I think I spend a lot of my time trying to maintain a steady 98.6.  <b>Discoveries:</b>(1)Reader's Digest is not riviting writing, but it is informative. (2)Using trees and terrain to build wind breaks around a house can save up to 30% on your energy costs. (3)Dan looks a lot like his brother. (4) 1 acre of woodland can sustainably produce about 2/3 cords of firewood per year.  
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**Got my <i>Degree Days</i> and <i>Back to the Basics</i> reading nailed.  Maybe we should calculate our personal degree days: I think I spend a lot of my time trying to maintain a steady 98.6.  <b>Discoveries:</b>(1)Reader's Digest is not riviting writing, but it is informative. (2)Using trees and terrain to build wind breaks around a house can save up to 30% on your energy costs. (3)Dan looks a lot like his brother. (4) 1 acre of woodland can sustainably produce about 2/3 cords of firewood per year. (5)Creosote is a pain in the @$$.   
**Met the other members of the SusSys crew at class on Tue.  We spent our time working on the HES energy audit.  After we measured the farmhouse dimensions with a 12 foot tape, we found some longer tapes and got all the window measurements.  Northface: 107 sqft. Eastface: 117 sqft. Southface: 39 sqft. Westface: 76 sqft.  Grand Total: 339 sqft. of windows at Miller Farm (including the 2 glass doors).  With raw numbers like that in hand we soon had Dan's HES audit running on the downstairs PC.  Dan became the basement gofer for the heating info.  Question of the day: When the heck was the Farmhouse built?
**Met the other members of the SusSys crew at class on Tue.  We spent our time working on the HES energy audit.  After we measured the farmhouse dimensions with a 12 foot tape, we found some longer tapes and got all the window measurements.  Northface: 107 sqft. Eastface: 117 sqft. Southface: 39 sqft. Westface: 76 sqft.  Grand Total: 339 sqft. of windows at Miller Farm (including the 2 glass doors).  With raw numbers like that in hand we soon had Dan's HES audit running on the downstairs PC.  Dan became the basement gofer for the heating info.  Question of the day: When the heck was the Farmhouse built?
**I returned to the Farmhouse on Fri. to count up the Wattage of all the light fixtures.  (33)13 Watt CFLs, (1)15 Watt CFL, (3)26 Watt CFLs, (12)40 Watt FLs, (4)40 Watt I's (1)75 Watt CFL, (5)100 Watt I's.  (Grand totals: 30 active fixtures (some others in basement and greenhouse are currently empty) with 1,737 Watts of lighting.  Met Hillary, who was on a cleaning spree.  Suggested consolidating food into one fridge, cleaning it, and shutting it down for the summer.  Also, unplugged the block of ice that was once a freezer in the basement (why are there bird feathers sticking out of the ice?).  In the process I found some more info on the fridges and the hot water heater.
**I returned to the Farmhouse on Fri. to count up the Wattage of all the light fixtures.  (33)13 Watt CFLs, (1)15 Watt CFL, (3)26 Watt CFLs, (12)40 Watt FLs, (4)40 Watt I's (1)75 Watt CFL, (5)100 Watt I's.  (Grand totals: 30 active fixtures (some others in basement and greenhouse are currently empty) with 1,737 Watts of lighting.  Met Hillary, who was on a cleaning spree.  Suggested consolidating food into one fridge, cleaning it, and shutting it down for the summer.  Also, unplugged the block of ice that was once a freezer in the basement (why are there bird feathers sticking out of the ice?).  In the process I found some more info on the fridges and the hot water heater.

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Colin's Cosmic Contemplations

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