The Guardian has this happy article posted that has been linked to by many in the Peak Oil movement. I haven’t seen a single American news outlet cover this yet though. Why not? It’s research done by our own military, for cripes sake, and it affects national security in a big way!
What does this mean for me? Well, for one thing I think it means I’m screwed no matter what I do. Get out of debt? Not a chance.
And I’m still fighting with Mr. Tin Foil about getting a wood stove. He’s worried that putting the pipe through the roof might make it leak. I’m worried that I might not be able to cook! Let alone heat; we have done without central heating for two years now, but we do still use space heaters in places like the bathroom, and a heated mattress pad on the bed. We are signed up for the program with our utility company that gives us 100% of our electricity from wind and solar, but if they have problems we’ll have no electricity regardless.
Water. Still our biggest concern. I don’t have nearly the storage capacity I need, nor do I have the solar pump or hand powered pump I need to use it.
I drive 60 miles one way to work; getting a job closer isn’t really an option at this time. DH drives 75 miles one way. We have a Prius, but only one of us can use it, and it still uses gas. Big problem no matter how you look at it. No gas = no money. And no house ultimately.
It seems I’m always a day late and a dollar short, no matter what I do. Guess I’ll go finish knitting my sock. At least that I can accomplish.