Rob, the EFM is lookin' good! I'm sure it'll serve you well for years to come. Yup, if you don't date it it'll be "when did that get done?" before you know it. My Dad dated everything & I'm following his foot steps. If you want to know when we moved into this house, look on the wall inside the coat closet. If you want to know when I had my last tetanus shot , look on the "Kind of important things" list on the wall by the washing machine. You'll find the tetanus shot above "new antifreeze in van" and under "cat got worm pill"
Lisa, thoughts & prayers are with you. I hope your Dad...& Mom too... are pain free and comfy. It's not an easy time of life. The rewards for what you are doing are like a savings bond. They don't seem like much now, but years from now they will hold great value. Hang in there.
Jeff....full detail on the solar install? Are you going to do a self install? I saved a bunch of money by doing it myself, but I did have to pass on the state rebate. They only give it to "professionally installed" systems. OK, Sure, I'll spend an extra 9 grand so I can get $1,500 from the state. Oh, DUH. It would be legal to have one of the pros inspect my system so I could get the rebate. I personally spoke to all 9 and each and every one declined. Sorry.... I digress. I'll PM you my phone number, call anytime if you wanna chat. In the mean time, go to Enphase.com if you'd like to read about the micro inverters. For panels, just do a internet search & start reading. I chose BP for a few reasons, but there are others that may be similar. Is it a wise investment? It depends on a lot of things. #1 being the cost of power in your area. If you live where electricity is $.06 a KWH, then a solar system is not for you, but, if you live in CA or Maine, and plenty of other places, it might just pay off. I'm looking at less than 12 years break even at today's prices. If they go to TOD (time of day) metering, that 12 yrs could turn to 7 or 8 real fast. Technology and prices are changing, and changing fast. Just 4 years ago you had to figure on replacing your (expensive) inverter half way through the life of the panels, but on July 6th of this year, Enphase came out with a new micro inverter that is guaranteed as long as the panels.... 25 yrs. Of course there is some risk, but I'm figuring this to be a good investment. If not, well, my whole life has sucked so what's new? LOL Joking! I hope. OK... check your PM's
PS, I've made over 40 KWH's each of the last 4 days.