Race DetailsWhen: March 30, 2013Where: Near Hayesville, North CarolinaWhat: 10, 20, 50 mile Adventure Race/Trail RaceStart time: 8:00 amRace size: 300Website: www.jackrabbitadventurerace.comThere will be 2 different adventure races held the same day, a 6 and a 12 hour. They will consist of traditional adventure race format, with teams navigating by map and compass, and searching for checkpoints along the way. All racers will receive a long sleeve wicking shirt and post race meal. Cash prizes for the winning 3 person coed team in both races. Registration is open at the race website.Event Start Location: Somewhere around Hayesville, NC(exact location will be disclosed in a racer update email one week before the race.)Course Descriptions:6 Hour: This beginner friendly/sprint race will utilize the fast and flowing Jackrabbit Mt Biking/Hiking trails and the surrounding Lake Chatuge area, and will require only basic navigational skills, while still providing a challenging course for the more experienced racer. Teams will be mountain biking, trail running/trekking, and paddling(flat and/or moving water) their way around the course. This race will cover approx. 20 miles(10-12 miles biking, 2-3 miles trekking, and 5-6 miles paddling) and all maps will be pre-plotted.12 Hour: This course will be much harder, covering approx. 50 miles around a course that will take racers into the Chattahoochee and/or Nantahala National Forests. This race is sure to get the AR juices flowing and put those cold winter months behind in preparation for a new racing season. Teams will be mountain biking, trekking, and paddling(flat and/or moving water) and its anybody’s guess where this adventure might take you. This course will also be the perfect chance for less experienced teams to take their racing to the next level, as there will be options(depending on skill, strategy, and time management) for these teams to cross the finish with their heads held high. One things for sure, though, this course will require good strategy, teamwork, and navigating skills, regardless of a teams experience.Insanity Trail Race: New at the Jackrabbit in 2013, The Insanity Trail Race! This race will take place at the same time as our 6 and 12 hour races, with a start time around 10:00am. What is an Insanity Trail Race? Think of it as a trail race that doesn’t stick to the trails, an AR with no navigation or fear of getting lost, and an obstacle course race where the only obstacles are the ones mother nature puts in your way. Runners will be making their way around a flagged course, on and off trails, to reach various checkpoints along the way to verify they stayed on course. This race will include lots of bushwhacking, climbing, sliding, scrambling, rock hopping, creek running, and any other craziness we decide to throw in! The course will be approx. 8-12 miles long with finishing times expected to be between 3 and 6 hours. There will be one water/aid station approx. halfway through the course. Racers will be required to carry their own water and food otherwise.There will be 3 divisions, solo male, solo female, and teams:Solos: This will be our elite division with winning male and female receiving cash prize.Teams: Can be of any size and must stay together and finish together. Time is calculated when all members cross the finish line. Prizes will be awarded to all members of the winning team.All racers will receive long sleeve wicking T’s and post race meal, as well as other goodies and a chance at the raffle!Exact start/finish will be within 30 minute drive of registration, and will be disclosed at packet pick-up/registration on morning of race between 6-8:30 am or Friday evening between 5:00-8:00pm.Check out the Jackrabbit site for further details! www.jackrabbitadventurerace.comRace ContactDale [email protected]
No. 1 Baylor looks to knock off No. 3 Kansas Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 3 Kansas (23-3, 12-1) vs. No. 1 Baylor (24-1, 13-0)Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Saturday, 12 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Baylor goes for its seventh straight win over ranked opponents against No. 3 Kansas . Baylor’s last loss vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs 83-71 on March 23, 2019. Kansas blew out Iowa State by 20 at home on Monday. February 20, 2020 Associated Press TEAM LEADERS: Baylor’s Jared Butler has averaged 15.6 points while MaCio Teague has put up 13.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. For the Jayhawks, Devon Dotson has averaged 17.7 points, four assists and two steals while Udoka Azubuike has put up 12.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks.DOMINANT DEVON: Dotson has connected on 31.1 percent of the 103 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 15 over his last three games. He’s also converted 81.4 percent of his foul shots this season.TWO STREAKS: Kansas has won its last seven road games, scoring 66.6 points and allowing 51.9 points during those contests. Baylor has won its last 12 home games, scoring an average of 71.5 points while giving up 56.2.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bears have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Jayhawks. Baylor has an assist on 39 of 72 field goals (54.2 percent) over its past three outings while Kansas has assists on 41 of 87 field goals (47.1 percent) during its past three games.GETTING DEFENSIVE: Kansas has held opposing teams to 60.7 points per game this season, the eighth-lowest figure among all Division I teams.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
WATCH US LIVE Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Corey Kluber Off To Texas After Rangers Agree Mega Deal With IndiansAvisail Garcia statsLast season, the 28-year-old Avisail Garcia hit .282/.332/.464 with 20 home runs and 10 steals over 125 games with Tampa Bay Rays. In 2017, he came with an incredible performance, becoming an All-star for the first time. He posted .885 OPS as a member of the Chicago White Sox.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Angels, Indians Battle Hard To Sign Up Corey Kluber And Carlos Carrasco Written By According to the MLB, there are high chances that free agent Avisail Garcia will be signed by the Milwaukee Brewers. The outfielder Avisail Garcia was also reportedly chased by the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays till last week.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Diamondbacks Sign Up Star Pitcher Madison Bumgarner For $85 Million First Published: 17th December, 2019 11:18 IST Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Anthony Rendon Inks Whopping $245 Million Deal With Los Angeles AngelsAccording to Heyman, Avisail Garcia received three-year offers. Also, Milwaukee Brewers reportedly gave a three deal but Avisail Garcia preferred the shorter pact with an idea that he will have a shot at returning to Free Agency soon.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Houston Astros Consider Trading Carlos Correa To Free Funds? Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Philadelphia Phillies Snap Up Didi Gregorius In $14 Million DealAfter 2018, Garcia subsequently signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay Rays for $3.5-million. If the Milwaukee Brewers are able to sign Avisail Garcia, he will be playing with star outfielder Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, with Ben Gamel, Ryan Braun, and Keon Broxton all vying for a time as well.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Gerrit Cole Deal Could Have Domino Effect On Other Free Agent Moves SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees Consider Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg Move Last Updated: 17th December, 2019 11:18 IST Milwaukee Brewers Favorites To Sign Free Agent Avisail Garcia Ahead Of Miami Marlins According to the reports, there are high chances that Avisail Garcia – who is currently a free agent in MLB – will be signed by the Milwaukee Brewers. LIVE TV Akhil Nambiar COMMENT FOLLOW US
by Rusty MillerAssociated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor can’t wait for the preseason to start next month.The junior from Jeanette, Pa., pronounced himself 100 percent healthy after surgery in February to repair some damage in his left knee. “It was minor surgery,” he told The Associated Press. “It’s never going to be 100 percent ever again for anybody who gets any type of surgery or anything like that. But you should definitely bounce back and be a high percentage and keep going. That’s where I am right now, I feel pretty good.”Pryor also said he’s lost 10 pounds this year, down to 225 on his 6-5 frame.Pryor conceded that he was limited by the knee injury in the last few games of last season, but said he has been working out with his receivers this summer and is anxiously awaiting Aug. 5, when the Buckeyes report to camp.He said he won’t be limited in any way.“No, because once my mind gets in the game and I’m focused, nothing’s going to get in my way and nothing’s going to get in my mindset,” he said. “Not a leg injury.”Coach Jim Tressel said he has no concerns about Pryor’s health. Tressel, going into his 10th year, says his biggest concern is that Pryor—considered by many as one of the top contenders in the Heisman Trophy race—spends too much time working out and watching film.“The only reservation I have is I’m not so sure he doesn’t train too much,” Tressel said. “It seems like he’s there all day. He’s just a worker.”Tressel said he felt the injury might just make Pryor a better player—and the Buckeyes a better team.“It was valuable for him that back third of the season, when he was injured,” he said. “He really couldn’t take off and run and do some of the things that maybe he had counted on (before). I think the rest of the guys knew he was a little bit limited and they stepped up and our running game and our offensive front came along.”Ohio State, coming off an 11-2 season that included a fifth straight Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl victory over Oregon, opens its season Sept. 2 at home against Marshall. COMING UP ROSES—Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor runs a play against Oregon during the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Jan 1.
Marc Rosenbaum is director of engineering at South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. He writes a blog called Thriving on Low Carbon. August 2012: A production milestoneOur PV system just passed 8,000 kWh generated! And we have a surplus credit of over 3,700 kWh, which we can allocate to another meter. Late June 2011: Even on cloudy days, we’re producing powerAfter two weeks, the PV system has generated 268 kWh. Half of the days have been sunny, and on those days the system makes 25 to 30 kWh. What’s been surprising to me is the days where the sun doesn’t appear, and the system makes 4 to 6 kWh.I have that commercial meter I mentioned in the first post on the system. Thus far, of the 268 kWh, 41 kWh have been used at the house and 227 kWh have been sent to the grid. I would guess that this all gets used in the cohousing, but I don’t have any way of knowing that.We’ve used about 112 kWh during these two weeks, so we’ve imported 81 kWh even though the meter reads 134 kWh lower than when the system came on line. This is a good reminder that we need the grid — it’s replacing an on-site battery, by allowing us to send out the surplus and import when the sun doesn’t shine. BLOGS BY MARC ROSENBAUM Living With Point-Source HeatInstalling a Ductless Minisplit SystemAn Induction Cooktop for Our KitchenSeasonal Changes in Electrical LoadsGetting into Hot Water — Part 1Getting into Hot Water — Part 2Getting into Hot Water — Part 3Getting into Hot Water — Part 4Basement Insulation — Part 1Basement Insulation — Part 2 Neighborhood controversy and shading issuesIt feels like it’s been a long road to get this system in place. In a Cohousing monthly meeting a few months ago at which we discussed solar access and the cutting of trees, one of my neighbors read an impassioned statement that included assertions that solar was not economically feasible and no one besides me wanted solar anyway. I was pretty shocked, not because of the statement (in the interests of diversity we have a token Tea Party supporter and this was his shot across the bow of the ship of liberal fools), but because no one spoke up to counter a passel of distortions.Our house has significant shading from trees on my neighbor’s land to the south, and even though we’d just bought the house, I was ready to put it back up for sale if those trees were staying. When the cohousing was being planned, there were design guidelines put in place, one of which was to provide at least 300 square feet of unobstructed south-facing roof on each house for future solar collection.Unfortunately, they decided trees could always be cut later, so they actually did an oustanding job of preserving trees quite close to the houses. People here in Coho don’t seem to crave natural light inside their homes nearly as much as Jill and I do, so the houses are generally in a very wooded setting, and very shaded.PVs are wired together in strings of several panels, so when one is shaded the output of all the panels in that string is degraded. (One technical approach that can minimize this issue is to use microinverters.)I was quite fortunate that my southerly neighbor came around and was very gracious about allowing some tree cutting. In the end, I didn’t ask for 100% solar access, and only took the largest and closest tree. She picked a lovely dogwood to replace the big white oak we cut, and I did get some firewood for my pains 🙂The system we installed, completely unshaded, would make perhaps 5,700 kWh per year in a typical year. (The eight houses that South Mountain Company designed and built at Eliakim’s Way have 5.04-kW arrays and averaged over 6,700 kWh this past year.) I’m expecting at least 5,000 kWh — we’ll see! December 2011: A tree shades our PV arrayWhen I put the solar electric array in, I knew that there would be some shading from an oak on my neighbor’s property that I could have had removed, but didn’t want to spend the additional money. Now that we’re in winter solstice season, and because today is clear and sunny, I took some shading photos and looked at the output of the array. Here’s a shot at about 10 a.m., when the tree is beginning to appear on the array: [Editor’s note: What follows is a compilation of blog entries by Marc Rosenbaum describing the performance of the [no-glossary]photovoltaic[/no-glossary] system installed on the roof of his Massachusetts house.] Rebates, tax credits, and SRECsThis is an excellent time to install solar electricity in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is still offering a rebate on PVs; the rebate is declining every year as the costs drop.There is also the 30% Federal tax credit and a $1,000 Massachusetts state tax credit. (Information on all this stuff, and more is at the DSIRE website.) These all bring the system cost down from a cost of perhaps $7 per watt to slightly over $4 per watt.In Massachusetts, there’s a sales tax exemption if this is a primary home, too. On Martha’s Vineyard, if a system makes 1.25 kWh/watt of rated output annually, that is worth about $0.23. So the simple payback is eighteen years.But electricity has inflated far above the general rate of inflation, and the actual payback will be significantly quicker. The average person can’t get a guaranteed return on their investment anywhere near as good as solar electricity, and offset energy usage is income that isn’t taxed.The current financial frosting on the cake, however, are what are called Solar Renewable Energy Credits, or SRECs. The state requires utilities to get a percentage of their power mix from renewables, and some of that specifically from solar, and they can buy SRECs to satisfy that requirement from solar power producers such as moi.In practice, most SRECs are bought from individual producers by aggregators who sell larger blocks at auction. The goal is 400 MW of solar generating capacity in Massachusetts. One megawatt-hour (MWh) is one SREC. The auction prices have been as high as $550/MWh, and the floor price is $285/MWh. If our system makes 5 MWH/year, we could be receiving an additional $1,500 – $2,500 per year!Even if that program falls flat on its face, though, it’s a great feeling watching that meter spin and rack up the solar energy. June 2012: We produced more PV power than predictedPhil Forest flipped our 4.76-kW Sunpower PV system on during the afternoon of June 9th, 2011. At the end of the day June 8th, 2012, the system had produced 6,694 kWh. On the following day, it made 22.5 kWh, so take half of that for a full year’s worth of production — afternoon to afternoon — and the total is 6,705 kWh.I’m really pleased and not a little surprised at this total. It’s significantly over what we predicted. The system has some winter shading, too. Nonetheless, the yield was 1.41 kWh/W/year, and during the time when I had a small (1.06 kW) system at my New Hampshire home in the late 1990s/early 2000s, that system never made over 1 kWh/W/year. New Hampshire likely has a cloudier climate, and I know that this past year has been sunny (Eliakim’s Way PV production is up 6% over the first year), but some of this has to also be technology improvements.Sunpower claims their technology is more productive in low light conditions and high temperature conditions than their competitors, and just maybe they’re right! May 2011: The price is rightWe intend to install a 4.76 kW Sunpower solar electric array sometime in the next month. The combination of the falling prices for photovoltaic (PV) modules, along with the Massachusetts Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) program, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center rebates that are still available (though diminished), and the federal 30% tax credit for renewables, makes the installation of PVs a better investment than any other available to people like us, who don’t have supercomputers to manipulate the stock market.The PV array here will have a bit of shading, and I don’t know exactly how many kWh it will make annually. Unshaded, it would be 5,700 kWh or more in a typical year. This means we could likely be net zero on an annual basis, even perhaps without the solar domestic hot water system.I think we’ll net at least 5,000 kWh per year from the system. Looking at our projected usage more closely by month, I think it is possible that if we primarily use the wood stove to heat for the coldest and cloudiest months — say, December through February — we might be able to hit net zero on a month-by-month basis. It’s dicey in December, when the shading on the solar systems will be greatest, but that makes it a worthy target. RELATED ARTICLES An Introduction to Photovoltaic SystemsGBA Encyclopedia: Photovoltaic SystemsTesting a Thirty-Year-Old Photovoltaic ModuleEnergy-Efficiency Retrofits: Insulation or Solar Power?PV Systems Have Gotten Dirt CheapGenerating Electricity from the SunGBA Product Guide: Photovoltaic PanelsPodcast: Photovoltaics, Part 1 Was it a good investment?We spent about $26,000 after subsidies to get here. Some of this work was subcontracted, and some I did myself. I got some good deals, too. I think another person might have spent $40,000 to have the same work performed.The energy bill of this house when we got it would be in the neighborhood of $3,300 annually, so the simple payback of this effort seems well within the range of reasonable, and we got a more comfortable house with better air quality. May 2012: One year of performance dataWhen the commercial NSTAR meter was installed, it read 000,000 kWh. On a meter without a grid-tied power source, this number would only go up. Here, it can go either way, depending on whether we use more than the PV system produces, or not.After one year, the meter reads 97,409. Either we’ve used a hell of a lot of energy, or we’ve sent more energy to the grid than was consumed on site. I think it’s the latter. The PV system didn’t go operational until the afternoon of June 9th, so this net export of 2,591 kWh includes about two weeks where the energy flow was only incoming.The stats:3,813 kWh consumed on site2,752 kWh imported5,343 kWh generated and exported6,403 kWh generated1,060 kWh generated and consumed on site.This year’s usage can be compared with program benchmarks such as Passivhaus (PH) and Thousand Home Challenge. My allotment of site energy usage according to the Thousand Home Challenge is 5,375 kWh, so we used 71% of our allotment. Of course, it has been a very warm winter, so it’s not quite as rosy as that looks. But we’ve met the Thousand Home Challenge quite handily.The most meaningful Passivhaus criterion is Primary Energy (PE). Primary energy is the energy consumed to get the energy to the site as well as the site energy. For electrical grids it’s about three times higher than the site energy. (The Passivhaus software used 2.7 as the primary energy factor in Germany; various sources say it’s over 3 here in the U.S.)The Passivhaus PE criterion is in kWh per square meter of Treated Floor Area (TFA, following the German convention for calculating usable floor area). This house would have about 150 square meters of TFA. The criterion is 120 kWh/square meter of TFA, so the limit here would be 18,000 kWh/year of PE, or, using a PE factor of 3, 6,000 kWh of site energy usage. We managed to be comfortably below that limit this past year.I have proposed an amendment to the Passivhaus standard for New England. I propose that the PE limit be set according according to the number of bedrooms rather than according to floor area. How did we do according to the amendment? A three-bedroom house is permitted 13,600 kWh/year, a good bit lower than permitted under the standard as is. With a PE factor of 3, the site energy limit would be 4,533 kWh/year. We squeaked under with 3,813 kWh this past year, but a really cold year might yield a different result! At 11:50 am, 18 minutes later, the array is unshaded and the output jumps to 3,900 watts, which is 82% of the rated output, and typical of peak output. I have some data I took at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 11th, and with the tree smack dab in the middle of the array, the output was 1 kW lower than what it was at 11:50 a.m., 80 minutes later. So I conclude that during the roughly 1 1/2 hours that the tree crosses the array, I’m losing about 1 kW, or about 25% of the peak output.My house faces about 11 degrees east of south, so 11:00 a.m. this time of year is when the sun is perpendicular to the array. From here on out the output will drop. At 12:30 p.m., it’s down to 3,650 watts. At some point, the smaller trees to the west will start to shade the array and output will drop off quickly. A special meter to monitor the systemMy electric utility, NSTAR, generously swapped my meter for a commercial demand meter. This is a bit of special treatment (thanks!) that will allow me to know more than the net energy in or out each month. This meter shows separately the net, as well as the energy supplied by the grid and the energy received by the grid from the PVs.Say that in a month we use 350 kWh and the PVs generate 400 kWh. A normal meter will read 50 kWh lower at the end of the month that it did at the beginning. Because the inverter has a record of the energy generated, a PV system owner can still determine how much energy they used during that month. My new meter takes this a step further and will tell me how much of the energy generated was used on site and how much was exported. July 2012: We met the Thousand Home ChallengeAt the end of June we had one full year of PV system operation and usage monitoring. (See the bar graph reproduced below as Image #2.)From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, we used 3,755 kWh, which would have cost about $700. This is below the Thousand Home Challenge target and likely meets the Passivhaus primary energy limit as well.During that period the solar electric system produced 6,779 kWh, meaning that we had a net export of 3,024 kWh — handily achieving zero annual net energy. The surplus could be used to run an electric car over 10,000 miles.It’s important to note that this was an uncommonly warm winter, and I’d expect to use 600-700 kWh more in an average year. It’s also important to note that we are a household of two — add a couple of teens and the energy balance would be different — yet I believe we could still be net-zero and meet the Thousand Home Challenge under those circumstances. With the balmy winter, we were actually net-zero every month except December and January. August 2011: Using the electric grid as our “battery”The commercial meter from NSTAR gives me more information than a standard residential meter, and the most interesting information is the separate tally of how much energy the grid has supplied to our house, and how much energy our PV system has sent to the grid. Here’s data for the past two weeks:PV generation, 270 kWh (19.3 kWh/day)PV sent to grid, 230 kWh (16.4 kWh/day)PV used on site, 40 kWh (2.9 kWh/day)Grid delivered to the house, 59 kWh (4.2 kWh/day)Total used on site, 99 kWh (7.1 kWh/day – higher than usual because we have a 60W light on 24/7 for our new chicks!)Grid-tied systems don’t have on-site storage, so once the system stops producing, energy used comes from the grid. The grid is the battery. For utilities that are called on to produce their peak power output in the summer, this way of operating is helpful. The PVs produce during the peak demand time period, typically afternoon, lowering the utility peak, and the house’s need for power at night helps balance the utility load.It will be interesting when winter comes and the heat pump load is added to our base load, while the PV system output drops due to lower solar availability. We’ll be net importers unless we use the wood stove instead of the heat pump, and we’ll be whittling down our net energy credit, which stands at over 800 kWh now. We will shoot for monthly net zero electrical energy — that is, to use no more electricity than the PV system generates on a monthly basis — and supplement with no more than a cord of firewood. Will we get to our goal? Don’t change that dial … Early June 2011: Meter spinning backwards!Today my colleagues Phil Forest and Jonny Lange, the ace PV crew at South Mountain Company, put the finishing touches on a 4.76-kW solar electric system at our house. With the help of Sean Welch, my go-to electrician for all the work here, they had it fired up shortly after lunch and by the end of the day the system had produced its first 11 kWh.I installed my first solar electric system — a 1.06-kW array — in 1999, when New Hampshire first mandated net metering. We’ve come a long way in system and component quality and reliability and efficiency, and costs have dropped dramatically over that time. And of course, the cost of electricity has risen significantly. My new system is almost 5 times as large as the one I had back in New Hampshire.The system consists of 20 Sunpower 238-watt panels and a Sunpower 5,000-watt inverter that is manufactured by SMA. The premium aspects of Sunpower products (they offer the highest efficiency panels, for example, and an excellent warranty) are a good fit for South Mountain Company. We have been seeing annual kWh outputs per watt of panel that exceed the modeling we do. Of course, this could be due to variations in weather as easily as product quality.The system is grid-intertied, which means that it only runs when the grid is up. (Uunfortunately, it’s not an emergency power system.) When energy is being produced, it is first used at the house to satisfy our energy needs. Any excess is exported to the utility grid and turns the electrical meter backwards.A concept called net metering, which was legislated into being in the late 1990s, allows this direct back-feeding of the grid and allows the exported power to be traded (one for one) for imported power. In the bad old days, the utility would charge retail for power in and pay wholesale for power delivered to the grid.It’s quite likely that our excess energy won’t ever hit the grid, because there are 15 other houses here plus the Common House, so my guess is that the excess will be used here in out cohousing neighborhood.
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This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. October 16, 2014 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 3 min read The Internet has solved many of life’s little headaches. With a couple of swipes of your finger, you can order your groceries to your doorstep, find a doctor who can see you immediately, rent an apartment halfway around the globe or hitch a ride in a stranger’s car.And today, with the official launch of New York City-based PaintZen, you can now order a painter to come to your home or office and paint your walls for you. Rejoice!The service gives people an instant online quote, helps them pick their paint colors and secure any building insurance and then sends a team of qualified painters (with paint, supplies and equipment) on a date and time of the user’s choosing.Related: Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar StoresThe idea is to take the hassle of what’s often a daunting process. Sure, you may be able to manage to paint a room yourself. But, first you have to lug paint and painting supplies to your home (no small task for city dwellers who live sans car) and then you have to spend your weekend on a ladder, covered in paint. In many cases, what actually happens is your living room never gets painted.Real-estate mogul and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran agrees. She is one of the investors who participated in PaintZen’s $1.8 million seed round, announced today.The company, which painted 4,000 rooms in its testing phase, is launching only in New York City and San Francisco, though CEO and co-founder Michael Russell wants to eventually expand the service nationally.Related: How This 3-D Printing Startup Is Pushing the Boundaries of the Retail ExperienceAll of the painters who work with PaintZen — called “Paintmasters” — have a minimum of five years of interior painting experience. Also, they are reference checked and insured. You can be at your home — or not — when they come. Paintmasters will spackle the cracks and holes in your walls. One drag: you have to move all the furniture in the space you want painted to the middle of the room. (Soon there will be an app for that, too. One can hope.)In an age when you can order a manicurist to come to you with the click of a button and give you a fresh pedicure, it’s about time there is a way to order a paint job for your bedroom.Related: Furthering Its Goal to Get Physical, Amazon to Open West Coast Pop-Up Shops Enroll Now for Free