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Date: 22 Mar 2015 09:26:48
Title: How much power?

This morning I was joking at breakfast: "it's going to be hard to keep up with homemade yogurt, homemade muesli, new baked bread etc when we have a work to go to"
So Erika sais "I could do the bread if it was not for all the hard labor when working the dough"
Ellinor: "Well at home you will have a machine that can work the dough"
Erika" Why not here?"
Me "It's about power, that machine needs a lot of power"
Andreas "will we have more power in Sweden?"
Ellinor, " you bet!"
Erika "Can we like... leave a computer on and look at a movie?"
She looked at us like- how can that be possible?

You have to understand these kids are used to negotiate power all the time, can we charge our Ipads now?
"Dad! it is blowing and sunny! Can we charge the computer and watch a movie tonight?"

We have sun and wind that gives us the daily usage of power, the biggest being the fridge. When we run the generator that lasts usually an hour or two,
 every third day under normal conditions, that is when we have 4K - 220 V in the outlets. The rest of the time we have 220 V from an inverter that takes 24V and makes it 220 V, but as you can imagine that EATS power from the system. So it goes like this, "Generator today?" "Yes"  "Great than we can mix the soup with the blender"...

So the kids looked at us like we were talking about heaven, they started to fantasize about having all that POWER!
I guess after a week they will take it for granted....


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