Saturday, October 28, 2006

A Visit from the Fuzz

When I look back on my Earthship adventures I will certainly never forget that the solar panels on the Brighton Earthship in Stanmer Park were stolen by a crack addict named Psycho Tom who lives in a van and is a "cage fighter" (lock two men in a metal cage and don't let them out until one is unconscious). There once were 18 solar panels on the Earthship, special ones, that work best with diffuse light, the gray skies most common here. We could've run all the power tools and the cement mixer off of this system. But, alas, Pscyho Tom the Cage Fighter "nicked" them (stole them). Then last Friday, a sudden break and the police recovered two of the panels, serial numbers scratched out, strapped on top of a van. We probably will never see the other sixteen but were treated to the sight of 4 uniformed officers standing on the roof of the Earthship, comparing the scrapes on the panels with the brackets from which they were pried and taking evidence photos with their cell phones.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the solar panels, but I would like to know where you got those from. I am from Western Washington state USA and often have grey days. My email is Also, does anyone know of a earthship in Northwest USA, like Washington, Oregon, Idaho or very Northern California. I have bought property in Western Washington north of Olympia, just out of Shelton, WA and realy want to start building a small earthship.