Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Wet and Wild in Santa Cruz

Photo of West Cliff in Santa Cruz taken by Rob Watson.

It was a dark and stormy week on the left coast, but the weatherman says the sun will be out tomorrow. He also said the rain would stop by midnight and it didn't, but DUDE, surf's up.

We didn't lose electrical power this time, but we have a noisy generator that we can power-up in an emergency. We're in a valley so the sound bounces around a lot and, I'm sure it annoys the neighbors, (it definitely irritates me) but Rob found a quiet way to get electrical power to your home during an outage. It's just one more reason to buy a hybrid automobile. Make has a link to a blog explaining how you can use your Prius to power your home during a blackout.