a home without appliances
It’s frustrating, when you know things can be done, when there are many things that can be done, that should be done, but they don’t get done and instead too much energy is simply diffused. There was an article I read about Lawrence in Taos, New Mexico, and despite the woman beating, I get drawn into this idyllic world of cabins and mountains. Jessica is out there. What does it take to will yourself out of the mudanity? I can see a cabin. I see them everywhere, in woods, in deserts, in high mountains, on the coast, and yet I feel trapped sitting down with cold toes. Maybe chai tea will help.
What would it take to charge a laptop battery off of solar? The DC converter on this laptop is rated for input 100-200V AC at 1.5A and outputs 18.5V – 4.6A DC for the MacBook Pro. I imagine you could do a 24V DC household system off the grid, which would give you capacity to step down to charge it directly, it’d be more effecient anyhow.
My right calf is feeling better. I pulled it pretty badly last week giving it more speed running than it was used to, the 21′:23″ 5km race at Van Cortlandt Park didn’t help. It was entirely too painful. I think the 5km at altitude in Vermont was less painful. Here is what I’m thinking, build up to 100m repeats in less than 15″ seconds. From there go to 200m repeats, until I get to an 800m somewhere near 2′:15″. I ran a 2′:26″ 800m being fairly out of shape, I think it is a matter of honing the speed.