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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 10: Wednesday 28 January (Message 1632123)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Now is a good time to win.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 10: Wednesday 28 January (Message 1632120)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Mornin' Lynn.

Look at me. I'm winning!!!

Are you still winning?


Why yes... yes I am.
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 10: Wednesday 28 January (Message 1632116)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Mornin' Lynn.

Look at me. I'm winning!!!
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 10: Wednesday 28 January (Message 1632112)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
..


I'll see your .. and I'll raise you ..

A challenge by a mere raccoon?


Raise 'em or call me.
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 10: Wednesday 28 January (Message 1632108)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
..


I'll see your .. and I'll raise you ..
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 10: Wednesday 28 January (Message 1632097)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
A belated congratulations, BladeD, on your win.

My turn next!!!
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : RIP Shane. (Message 1632090)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Wishing you peace, Monday.

Wishing Shane's family comfort and peace as they try to understand what simply cannot be understood.
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1632051)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

Well I'm not too modest to post it here!!!

When old boyfriends google my name, THAT is the picture I want coming up each and every gosh darn time!!!

(Unfortunately, what they will REALLY get when they google me is just a bunch of photos of raccoons...)
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Solar Electric Power (Photovoltaic Panels) (Message 1632009)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
For the time being most small home solar installations have a 20 year payback period. This basically means that allowing for the initial cost up front, and the interest on that capital sum that could have been got if invested, and the savings in energy, it will not save you any "real" money for 20 years.


20 years to repay???!!! Good grief Chris, what kind of return do you get on your investments and PLEASE share with us the name of your broker!!!

All kidding aside, I am not willing to go public with all the details of our financial situation, but I think, dear friend, that you may have over-estimated our installation costs, underestimated our energy costs, underestimated the sun power we have out here in California, and/or GREATLY over-estimated the earning potential of our investment dollars!!!

Chris, I have only been to England once, and sadly our stay was all too short, but I never saw the sun while there and it rained on and off throughout our visit. Perhaps the 20 year payback estimate is one for England?

I am skeptical of the 4.2 year "break even" point estimated for our system, and I will also admit that this estimate does not include lost income on our investment dollars, but your 20 year estimate seems a bit "out there" for our particular situation. I do not think that solar would be quite as popular in our area if people were losing money hand-over-fist.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Solar Electric Power (Photovoltaic Panels) (Message 1631941)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
...If it is working at 90% you might decide to save the tree, if at 30% then you send out Mr Geek with the loppers....

Mr. Geek does NOT get to climb ladders, loppers in hand. I prefer he not put an eye out, and I know what a power wheelchair costs!!!
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Solar Electric Power (Photovoltaic Panels) (Message 1631777)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
The trees will grow back in time if they don't prune them too hard. You can monitor efficiency to see if and when they might need pruning again.

I'm on the side of the trees, sorry!



I'm on the side of trees as well. Our solar system is supposed to come with a very fancy monitoring system which will tell us which panels are and are not performing at maximum efficiency. (Can you tell I'm married to a geek?)
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Solar Electric Power (Photovoltaic Panels) (Message 1631730)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
We are having our front yard trees trimmed today, in preparation for our solar installation. Eric and I are at odds - aesthetics vs maximum solar efficiency. The poor tree cutters are going to need to be channeling Dr. Phil today!!!

We are also having a half dead pine tree taken out of the backyard today, not for solar purposes but simply because it is at the end of its normal lifespan and I do not want it to come crashing through my kitchen the next time we have a big wind storm. My critters are not going to be happy about removal of that tree, but sadly, it has to be done.
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1630493)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Back to topic.

I don't like a messy garage, but I love messy threads!!!

Tangentially related but still off-topic song...
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1630477)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Are you bringing your famous potato salad to the next potluck?
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1630353)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Hello funny people!!! Time to declare a winner.

Third place goes to Rob Smith with: "My dear, how loverly roses for my birthdy"

Second place goes to Carlos with: "Oh dear. Oh dear."
(Sorry my friend. That one would have taken the gold if you had written "Oh deer. Oh deer." instead of "Oh dear. Oh dear.", but it was still pretty funny as you wrote it.)

First place goes to mrperk, who clearly understood just how dumb herbivores can be when he wrote: "How did you get over there? I don't see a gate."

P.M. going out to our winner now...
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #229: 727 Blade wins!!!! (Message 1630344)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Did I win???
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1629875)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In: 171.8 lbs.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Off to bed now...night night and sweet dreams everyone :) #4 (Message 1629669)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Goodnight Mr. Sparky. Rest up. I understand that tomorrow might be quite a busy day.
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1629666)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Maybe Eric is working on an anti-spider computer habitation device and requires the old computers for testing.

If such is the case, and it tests successfully, and Eric patents the device and then makes billions of dollars off of it, you will be the first person I invite to visit us on the private island I will buy with all of Eric's lovely new money!!!
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #229: 727 Blade wins!!!! (Message 1629661)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
*joins hugg queue* :)

*Stands awkwardly in hug queue wishing people would just stick to firm handshakes or a better yet, a polite nod and a mumbled comment about the weather*

Esme, are you homesick for England?!!!


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