I had to go to the doctor today to get my levels checked before 9:00 am. Since it rained yesterday...we decided to go to the Solar Decathlon after my doc's appointment today. Dude...it was waaaaaaaay cool!
I have to say there were some seriously innovative homes out there with price tags to match. From what we saw...the average price for a 1 bedroom home totally off the grid (with backup of course) averages in cost about $335,000. Not bad if you live in an area like the DC Metro area where you're used to condos in certain areas costing that much...but I don't know how well that would translate in other States.
The most FABULOUS home we saw, IN OUR OPINION, was the BeauSoleil Home from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I need to find out more about it online because that sucker was built to withstand winds of 135 MPH and it completely shut down properly to weather a hurricane. For that alone I felt like it was practical as heck. If they added a few more bedrooms onto that house and extended the living areas in the current rooms...I could sooooooooo see us living in something like that if we ever lived down South again. Of course that would make it cost more but I'm feeling like that would be worth it to be able to live without worrying about man man energy sources. Cool.
We were so proud of the students at UL that we made sure to tell every one of them we came in contact with just how proud of them we were. So often the news we here out of Louisiana is bleak that it made us BUST.A.GUT grinning! GO LOUISIANA GO!
Gosh it was such a beautiful day!
On the way home we stopped on the George Washington Parkway and took advantage of the scenic viewing areas to see more of the lovely area because it was SUCH a postcard beautiful day!
Dr. Sacks' office just called and said that my levels are doing really well. I get to go back on Wednesday for another lovely checkup (note sarcasm) and hopefully we'll do the trigger shot that night in preparation for retrieval on Thursday.
Did you guys get outside today?