- I've had my second doping injection; still not feeling much better.
- This was the second week in my series-of-three chemo sessions
- The last session in the next series will be 6 January
- I have an appointment at Lyon on the 18th of January to check progress
- My favourite foods have become McDo cheeseburgers, pizza & ice cream
- We have installed photovoltaic solar panels
The company get you a loan. They do all the paperwork and I guess they underwrite the loan because no one would ever give us a loan before. I think the interest is something like 3%.
They install the panels and arrange for you to be connected to the electricity grid.
For the period of amortisation (8 years), your tax credit (which we get in cash from the government because we don't pay taxes) and your profits from selling electricity to the grid, go to pay off the loan.
After 8 years, all the profits are yours, 12 years remain of the guaranteed price from the electricity board, and 12 years of the guarantee for the panels, which will probably last another 15 or 20.
In other words, you get the whole thing without putting out a penny. In fact, the day they installed the panels, Nick came in with a cheque for 2,000€ which the company gave us to cover our first loan payment because the tax credit and money from the electricity board may not have arrived, yet.