Sleeper retaining wall progress

After the large amounts of rain this year, our new pavers were left covered with a layer of dirt, and we definitely needed to get some drainage and rearrange the soil.

We started by digging and levelling out where the wall needs to go.

Next, built the corner section, which is the anchor/starting point so that everything has somewhere to be level with.

Then aded all the posts and filled and levelled them.

Placed the second row of sleepers on top, ready for screwing in-place later today

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We've generated 4991kwh of Solar energy and 1695kwh of Wind in 2 years

We installed our solar System just over 2 years ago now, and the Wind Turbine was installed about 18 months ago.

Interestingly, the Solar system is stretching ahead with total kwh generated, despite the turbine spinning almost all the time.

However, adding the Turbine has made a huge difference, meaning we rarely need to run the generator at all.

In fact, the biggest problem with the Generator now isn't keeping it fueled, its keeping the starter battery charged as we don't use it often enough!

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New CCK module to accept signatures on *Pad devices

With all the new *Pad style devices coming out now, I wanted to be able to get signoff by customers on the spot using a signature for quotes, jobs etc in our drupal based ERP system.

This module facilitates that by allowing creation of a CCK field which accepts input via mouse, finger, stylus or anything that can draw on the screen.

You can grab the cck module here:

http://drupal.org/project/signhere

or try it out for yourself here:

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Paving done

We finally got the paving done around our house.

This will make the outside much more usable for BBQ's etc this year.

W00t.

Now just have to put back all the fences and start working on landscaping.

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