25 December, 2004

fuel sources

Yesterday, my house traded a whole bunch of firewood to a local family in exchange for astrological work (I won't be the benificiary). The family, spanning three generations with the youngest eight months old, had decided that home heating oil was too expensive and were now going to burn wood to heat their (urban) residence. Back-of-the-envelope calculations of mine suggest that heating their residence during winter to an average temperature would cost roughly the same per month as somebody commuting from the suburbs to work downtown five days a week in their Hummer. I still cheer when I see the prices over $2 at the Shell station across the street, but, man, it's not the Hummers that are going to be hit worst.

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