Thursday, March 29, 2007

Inconvenient Truth Pt. 2

As a follow-up to the earlier post - here's information about an extremely environmentally friendly house:

Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

And who owns this antithesis to this house profiled earlier (Al Gore's)?
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Grandma and Christopher

Monday, March 26, 2007

Quick Update

I haven't done any website updates lately. I've been down sick for the last week along with battling some dental difficulties.

Last Thursday we got a surprise visit from Emily and the grandkids. I got a couple of pictures of LaRue with Christopher which I will post later. He is really cute. He just beams when you smile at him. And thanks for Brighton there is no chewing gum left in Liz's stash in her bedroom.

I also added a link on the right under Family Sites to my brother George's Photo Blog.