square up the sink and suck up the sun
in the pic below you can see how the old sink compares to the new. the base of the old didn't even fit on the counter top and the lip was too high, just generally didn't fit. budget is a constant concern here at AMH and I am surprised that we were able to purchse two sinks, two faucets and two drains all for $325 (including shipping). I did all the labor so I think I deserve a nice beverage this weekend.
also swapped out the towel hooks
austin energy has changed the way our bill reads. we now get a clear understanding of how much electricity we are generating from our solar array. last month we GENERATED MORE ELECTRICITY THAN WE CONSUMED!!! some of you may be thinking that we might get a check or a credit from the electric company, but not so. here is how that deal works, since the local utility company paid for a large majority of that solary array, we pipe the electricity it generates directly to the grid and it has it's own meter separate from the house. we sell electricity at a wholesale rate. the house has it's own meter and we buy electricity from the utility company at a retail rate (actually slightly higher than retail as we have a contract to buy our electricity from wind farms in west texas).
the end result is that we still had a small electric bill; $36. but it felt great knowing that our PV panels are working great and we are part of a solution. now if we just had a nice electric car for running errands...