I have been trying hard to keep up my daily steps for the Global Challenge. I am averaging about 9,000 steps per day which isn’t too bad, especially considering that it is dark when I leave home and dark when I get home. Walking on our unlit rural road at night is unthinkable so I try to get out for a walk each day at lunch-time. I vary my route but one of my favourites is the Roma Street Parklands. It is about 5 minutes from my office and is an oasis in the middle of the city. This area was once railway yards and then for many years just an eyesore. The transformation is amazing and many residents and visitors take the time to visit.
I am pleased that we have now passed the shortest day of the year so can look forward to more daylight hours.
Despite the short days we have still managed to generate plenty of power from our solar panels thanks to some clear, cloudless days. I have yet to resolve my issues with our billing cycle from Origin so I won’t bore you with the details at the moment. Suffice to say, I am waiting for a couple more weeks and then lodging a complaint about the process and service with the Energy & Water Ombudsman.