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Response to NNadir (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:08 AM

5. ooo. my bad.


read so many good hatrack posts i thought it was his.

i'm a fan of yours, too. but having worked for a company that built nuke plants, i wonder if the cradle to grave costs can ever add up.
they built braidwood. and right now comed's zion is in mothballs while they try to figure out how do decommission it. and it sits on lake michigan, water source for millions of ppl.
and there is nothing unusual about any of that.

i have hopes for the next gen. and do know that we must rely on those still operating for as long as they can be safely run.

i still dont get why the distributed grid isnt much of a thing. comed has done a lot of upgrades, and when i finally get some solar up, i know i will get paid instead of paying.
i own several rental properties, all w great souther exposures, and all but one w flat roofs.
but the panels have to get better before i go pv. i have my eye on a electric vette, tho. will at least put up some panels to charge that. planning to put a roof over some parking spaces to do that. a worthwhile investment, as parking is at a premium where i am. can get $100/mo for uncovered parking. sure i can get $200 for covered parking w free charging.

planning to upgrade my heating in my 2 2flats. want to do nat gas air. used to have a coleman pop-up that had a fridge you could run on the bottled gas.
all utilities paid w air is worth an extra $200/mo. all it will cost me is initial investment. which i can easily afford. that's just how i roll. i am 66, and i have upgraded all my properties in a way that i dont have to do this shit again when i am 99.
my momma didnt raise no dummies. we were poor, and she was a child of the depression. she taught me that frugal and cheap are not the same thing.
too bad so many in that generation grew up cheap instead. cuz that's how i got rich.

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