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Erica Erkkila
Attended Rochester Institute of Technology
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Nyseg finally caught up on our meter readings and also must've gotten our letter to reset our annual 'true-up' date for solar credits to March.  Since they way overestimated our usage in Feb. and didn't estimate any solar credit, we ended up with a negative bill this month.

o The basic service charge for NYSEG is around $15 a month plus about 2% tax. You pay this amount every month even if your net usage is negative. This is basically for grid maintenance--fair enough since we're basically using the grid as a giant battery when it's dark out.
o Since our annual true-up date fell during this billing period, we were credited $0.05693196 per kwh for the excess annual credits we produced. This isn't bad and was more than we were expecting (there are not a lot of price/kwh estimates available online and it varies a lot between utilities and from state to state). This 'true-up' of excess credits happens once annually on the date you choose, which you only  get to select once ever.  Our net usage for this period (Feb to March) ended up being -2311 kwh (negative because we produced more than we used and because we had already paid for the amount they overestimated in Feb.).
o Our production vs. usage for March-April is ahead by about 1250 kwh, so for this period we only owed the basic service charge.

It'll be interesting to see if our spring-fall production can keep up with usage once we start running air conditioners. Also to see how the billing is handled from month to month--it's a little confusing because of having two meter readings and this month was a little atypical because of the true-up.
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Great weather for a transport. Everyone made it OK, although the hauler broke down 3 exits before the meetup point so we had to load them on an off-ramp. Fortunately it had a wide shoulder and large grassy area.

We also saw this on the opposite side of the thruway coming back: http://www.syracuse.com/traffic/index.ssf/2015/04/traffic_alert_new_york_state_thruway_closed_west_of_syracuse_after_crash.html

Real mess, fortunately nobody was seriously injured. Felt bad for everyone headed east though.
 
They're all spoken for already. We do still have a female brindle from the last transport available, see http://greyhoundadopt.org/available for details.
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We just watched it again recently too. I wish they'd done sequels.
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+Paul Erkkila and his labeling skillz.
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and using all of the alphabet.
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This is a first for Greyhound Adoption of Greater Rochester, NY...tomorrow we're getting an all-black dog transport. +Nancy Palmer  (or possibly +Paul Erkkila ) and I will be driving to Ballston Lake (north of Albany) to pick up two of them and someone else is picking up the other three. All are spoken for, but Gabby (a female brindle, not cat friendly, high energy) is still available:
http://greyhoundadopt.org/available
The rescue people who supply dogs for GAGR were very happy we'd take black dogs--they can be harder to place than other colors.
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This is my current profile. Please ignore the peeepe one as I am switching to this one. Things you will find here: dogs, chickens, amigurumi (crochet), and landscape pics. Occasional profanity. Probably some tech, science, liberalism, feminism, and atheism. 
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BS/MS Electrical Engineering, TWiT brick #7
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  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    MS Electrical Engineering, 1994 - 1996
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    BS Electrical Engineering, 1989 - 1994
  • Saugus High School
    1985 - 1989
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