Monday, January 08, 2007

"ComePinky,we must prepare for tomorrow night""Gee,Brain,wut r we doing tomorrow night?""The same thing we do every nightPinky-TryToTakeOverTheWorld!"

For those of you who are not familiar with this tagline, before you think I’m some crazy lady, I nabbed it from the animated TV series, Pinky and the Brain, which aired in the late 1990’s. Hubby and I don’t really want to take over the world. We just want to make a difference, even if it means starting in our own home. We’ve been very interested in alternative energy (for obvious reasons). I’ve been perusing the net for info so that hopefully within the next few years Hubby and I will be able to draw our energy from solar and wind generators. Natural Power Products has some interesting info for solar panels and wind turbines. We won't be doing this for another few years, so in the interim, we have discovered a neat new gadget to help us monitor our energy consumption.
We first heard about the power cost monitor through friends of ours. They have one at their house and they told us about it. We qualify for a free Power Cost Monitor. You can check online if you are eligible too. The only thing we have to pay for is the shipping and handling, which is less than $10. The actual price for the monitor is $149.99.
This is how it works:
"Despite its small size, the PowerCost Monitor™ is a powerful direct feedback device for your home. You can see at a glance, in real time, how much electricity your home is using. Your PowerCost Monitor's™ smart technology measures your home's electricity use and displays that information in a way that you can understand. Your PowerCost Monitor™ displays and calculates this information for dollars and cents and kilowatt hours. "

It's pretty neat. Hubby enjoys seeing how much money we're spending daily on energy and I enjoy seeing what the temperature is outside! LOL It's very cool and handy little gadget.


t said...

You are one cool girlie, girlfriend!
Do you still vermicompost?

t said...

You are one cool girlie, girlfriend!
Do you still vermicompost?

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

You two are so cool! :o) We could never do that in the city though. At least where you are, you have lots of open space to do that stuff. Kudos to the two of you though! It's nice to see some people are trying to conserve energy! I admit it, our household sucks at saving energy. We're probably the most wasteful family ever. I try to tell the kids to turn their lights off if theyre not in the rooms or turn off the TV if not watching. We still suck and our energy bill tells us so! LOL :o)

ROAR! said...

Our monitor has been on order for about 3 weeks now. Should be in anytime and I'm anxious to see how much power my computer is taking up being on 24 hours a day.

Chrissy121875 said...

roar! Yes, it's a really cool gadget! Ours is in our office and I can see what the temperature is outside, what time it is, how much power we're using...

We got one for Hubby's mom too.

Chrissy121875 said...

BTW, roar! The Watkins products are wonderful! My MIL gave me 2 bottles of the toilet cleanser! Thanks so much for your wonderful service! This will definitely not be the last time I'll be ordering from you!

You and G ought to be on the back of the Watkins catalogue where they have all their success stories! :)

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