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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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ritualistic

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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on sunday afternoon the kids and I like to take in a swim at the greenbeltit's become a welcome ritual that will be missed when temps get too cool or droughts return and the creek runs drythe greenbelt really symbolizes a lot of what we love about austin.  nature, diversity...

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shine on

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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the solar install crew finished up two days earlier than anticipated.  this is the view of the PV panel array from the master bath deck.  the inspector has to come and approve before we can connect to the grid.  inspection is scheduled for thursday.it started generating electricity right away even...

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goats do roam

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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as the dust from breakfast was settling, I sat down to check emails, noticed something moving in the back yard.  it was raining hard.  at first I thought it was eichler.  the leaves started to disappear and I could make out two goats making a buffet of our back yard. ...

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PV me

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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we have our permanent meter on the house and have moved to a residential (cheaper) rate.  our rate will go down once again when our other house is sold and we can transfer our green choice plan over.  austin has the #1 green energy program in the nation and since...

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acl three day wristband (the music entry)

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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this weekend is the austin city limits festival, we have our three day passes.  we considered selling our tix for this year.  then we recalled how much the kids enjoyed the flaming lips show from last year.   we had bought the kids handheld LED light toys to use if they...

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lets celebrate the small victories!

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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we are able to get one car into our garage!!!  now if we could just get the garage and attic from the other house moved in too. we have a real drain under the concrete sink!  for months we have had it emptying into a bucket.  we have gone through several...

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home style recycling programs

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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our electrician has power to the koi equipment, no more extension cord!.  I have a timer that cycles the filtration and water fall pump on/off a couple times a day.I really like the reflecting pool quality when it's off.  I often catch a good view of the clouds and blue...

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inspection/collection day

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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austin energy came for inspection.  he gave me a bag of goodies, flourecent bulbs, a T shirt etc.  he was real proud of the fact that austin energy has been able to put off building a new power plant by spending money on programs such as this rebate. he really scrutinized...

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yes, yes... YES!!!

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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I got tired of waiting on the pool insaller's electrician and our electrician is still behind due to a family emergency.  so, yesterday I hit craigslist.  I called five electricians, left messages.  within an hour one called back.  turned out he was familiar with this pool pump/heater connection and was...

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swim into blog action day

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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today is blog action day.  this is where I am supposed to talk about environmental issues.  actions speak louder than words.  if you have been following our blog you know that we have invested heavily into earth friendly technology.  from the 5.5 inch solid foam sip walls, the solar system,...

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