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Santa Claus uses solar power

I just realized that Santa Claus uses solar power. Rudolphs nose powered his journey and that was feed by plants which was created with solar power.

No one has ever seen his special toy factory but I bet it he uses solar panels to power it. Up at the North Pole it isn’t easy to get oil, gas, but he does have coal. Coal comes out of the ground so he probably has some elves working on it all year. He can’t burn the coal because that is for the girls and boys who are bad during the year. That means only solar is left.

Santa Claus also uses wind power to power his sleigh. He has special arrangement with Mother Nature to provide the wind he needs to get around. Since Mother Nature and Father Time are married, (talk about a power couple) he has an arrangement with Father Time as well. Father Time gives him all the time he needs to deliver the presents.

Don’t worry kids. Dr. Fauci has told us that he has given Santa a covid vaccine so he is safe to travel. I trust that Dr. Fauci wouldn’t lie to us. It seems that this year all the kids who have been kind and patient with get extra rewards this year.

Let’s go back to the way that Santa uses solar power. We know that he uses sun, wind I think he also uses water. As you know dams create electricity by falling water, so he probably creates electricity by running water as well. He probably uses the suns heat to melt the water and then create electricity. I bet that Santa has a special energy conservation elf that keeps everything running as well as it can. That smart elf probably thinks all the time of ways that he can make toy production more green.

Don’t worry about Santa this year. For some people, he has already delivered his gifts.

Charging the solar generator up from the wall

One thing I have learned in life that idealism needs to be balanced by practicality.

For example tonight there is going to be a major storm in NYC area. The weather said that due to strong winds a loss of power is possible. My solar generator is mostly full but I am going to charge it with the wall current so it will be completely full. Then if I lose power I am ready.

I have done this a few times before when there were storms or uncertain events. I never needed the power but I was prepared. At what point does preparation become too much? When it drives away your loved ones and consumes far more time than the risk it seeks to prevent.

Growing up I saw in magazines those bomb shelters that people built in the 50’s when they were afraid of nuclear war. How frightened they must have been. Every time in history has had frightening things happen. At what point do you invest that kind of capital to protect yourself? I am not sure I will ever have that kind of capital to invest in an emergency shelter. If I had money of course I would buy one but since I don’t I have to hope for the best.

The idealistic nature of positive people like myself says that things are often better than we perceive. The practical nature says that one screw up and the good times are gone. When I have prep I look at the data and the risks that research and studies say are likely to happen. I invest in the most likely risks and I am aware of the others. I think that most of us don’t have a good sense of risk including myself.

Does having a 1kw battery really help me? Yes/no. Yes it will provide me with lights and communication for a few days maybe a week if I don’t use the solar panel. No in that it could break and then I wouldn’t have anything. I have two solar generators and one solar panel. I should buy another panel to have the two of everything but I can’t afford that now. Would I be safer by having it? Sure, but I also need to have some money as emergency funds and that is in my opinion a higher priority right now than another solar panel. You have to think of the trade offs you make in life.

Intelligence is defined as the ability to adapt. Be flexible in life with standards and you will do ok.