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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

country n news-its working

we now have in place our new energy saving devices
a doubling of our solar power capacity to generate electricity

new double pane windows

mini split ac heating system

we have now had a week to analyze our energy use with
all three new devices in place and working

without these new devices we were consuming
58 kw at day
now our solar system when its maxed out
which occurs in july and august when the sun hits the
panels just right
we produce somewhere around 23+kw a day
subtracting that from our total use
we are down to 35 kw on our meter being used from
our electric company
except we think its the windows and the new ac units
that have dropped the amount on down to 25 kw used
a day
ie 10 kw a day saved from the new windows and new unit

putting that in dollars
its a drop of $6 a day to less than $3 a day for electricity
$180 a month vs $90 a month

we cant wait until the fall when that meter will be running
backwards every day except at night
we should have a negative balance
we are getting an energy credit on the ac unit from our
electric company thats equal to about 4 months electricity

now thats the kind of jackpot i like to win
plus we will get a $4,000 tax credit next year when we file
our taxes

so long term and short term these energy saving changes
are working
positively on our pocket book

as i mentioned before we were going to take an equity loan
to do our energy saving changes
in processing our loan we would have had to give up
an acre of ag exemption
we decided not to do it but self finance it ourselves

by cutting bills that we realized we seem to be living
ok without them
we paid off our car
stopped our newspaper
cut down on our satellite tv
cut back on our our home phone ie we stopped it
are taking quotes on car house and liability insurance
that should drop our premiums by 25%
will rethink my medicare part d coverage company to
hopefully half our costs
we stopped our trash pick up since we are almost recycling
100% of our trash
man that was a $50 bag of trash we put out each month
didnt make much sense to me
i now make all my own compost and mulch

so when this is all added up it equals the amount of the
note we made to ourselves
money we were paying to toyota dish verizon newspaper
insurance companies trash company nursery
at the end
whenever we move
of course as i tell my wife she
that will happen
when im dead or i dont know whats happening
we will have all these paid for
plus we will have all that money that we would have
paid to a bank
in a fund for us to use as we wish

somehow this seems like im missing something here
i wonder why more folks dont do this

where are we all going wrong

here at the country n
its working for us

the organicgreen doctor

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