Turns out that I am still stuck in Iowa. The work is essentially finished. Season is basically kaput. However, they are leaving us in limbo for the possibility of clean up work/reflies. We were told that 'most of us will be returning early next week'.
Let us hope that plays out! I have a cottage to build on a mountain top. Not sure how long it will take me to put it up. I have never done one from the ground up before. Perhaps It will turn out that I am slow. ;-) Or rather, take my time to savour it??
The projected budget spreadsheet was based on leaving on the 15th. All numbers were met. Happy about that. Now I am on 'Free' money mode. That is. Unprojected savings. I'm going to relate it to the principal of living off grid with a photovoltaic system. The sun is shining, your batteries are topped off and now you have excess power available that would otherwise be 'wasted' if you didnt decide to do a load of laundry. :)
What to do with 'Free' money? In this case I have decided to purchase a GoPro Hero 3. It is my attempt to create better videos for the upcoming homestead projects. The idea was always to get a better camera anyway. Now it simply will not affect the bottom line.
Side note : I've been pricing out PV components and other building supplies. So far the PV components have been remaining in very low costs. Hovering around a dollar a watt. Amazing. Is anyone aware of that condition where people are actually in love with inanimate objects? Well, that isn't me. However, I can see myself having an intense-magickal appreciation for the Solar panels. Honestly, that actually may be the entire reason why I am doing this whole venture. Plus who wouldnt want to sip hot tea on a porch over looking the sky and forested mountainside?
|Go Pro Hero 3 - Black Edition|
|Enjoying the day at Dubuque Regional Airport|