After a long time, a much overdue house update:
Well, we're almost done, so close to being finished and able to move in, but as in the last months, the house hook-ups have stopped the progress. Last week, we finally got power in the house (as to quote the hubby: all the cords are hooked up in the power box and it's humming in there). Little did I know that what we REALLY needed to progress is water and gas to be hooked up so the heaters can be powered to dry the insulating floor layer completely.
Wednesday, our building site manager calls us, asking when they can finally continue. So I called the guy who's managing the hook-ups for all the houses, who informs me that the gas is to hooked up as soon as the paperwork at the notary is completed, in about two weeks (yay). Leaving us with water. He refers me to the town's development office, since the people at the water development office, who are supposed to hook up the water are stalling and besides that models of incompetence. I call the town just to be told that they can't do anything and that I have to call the people at water development office. So I call there, just to be told that all the office is waiting for is the guy who manages the internal development to tell them where to put the main meter. And the circle closes itself. Today, I simply didn't have the strength to fight the weirdness and unwillingness of some people; tomorrow, the insanity shall continue.
As I came home today, I was presented with a choice of a more interesting kind: which power plan to use. Our town gives you the option to select green-only power (in our case water power) to come to your home. It is about 0.6 cents more expensive per kwh than conventional power, but definitely an option to do something for the environment.
Would you choose green power (sun, wind, water) over conventional (coal, fossil fuel/gas, nuclear power) if you had the choice?