It was snowing every times I looked out the window today so just about now minus 30 minutes I convinced myself to go out and shovel and then reward myself by buying beer.
I live in a basement apartment so I can't see the ground unless I climb on something, so I was quite please to see that there was barely about a centimeter on the ground. I guess it did not snow all day, only when I looked out.
So barely any shoveling and I got beer to celebrate the fact instead of as a reward for hard work.
About 3-4" / 7-10cm here since yesterday morning. It was fairly cold while it snowed so we got powder. Powder is good - I can use the leaf blower for part of it and the garden tractor should have little difficulty with the rest.
And, of course, post-plowing beer!
December electric bill came in. After subtracting the base customer fee (line charges, etc), it was a whopping $26 compared to 2.5x that much last year. Even in the month with the shortest days the solar setup is taking care of most of our electric needs. Will be good to get a full year under our belt so we can have an idea of how much 'surplus' power we're getting over the course of the year. After that, start transitioning some of our LP load to electricity. For sure we're going to be Net Zero on electricity. Would love to get it down to practically no LP load, but that's a pretty tall order for this place. Doable, but not cheap or easy.