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Our house runs on solar power, which means that a day like this limits us – a LOT. We have to run the refrigerator and freezer, of course. We can usually postpone washing the laundry and running the dishwasher. Our oven is fueled by gas, but the oven has an electric thermostat which uses a surprisingly large amount of power, so we don’t bake on rainy, overcast days. We also limit computer and TV usage.

The sun has been obscured now for several days in a row, so we’re limping along without much power this week.