Yesterday I cracked a molar... OUCH! Called our dentist and got in within an hour. Nice to be in a small town sometimes. Soooo in I went. He started to pull it, broke some more. Took four needles of *stuff* to finally numb it enough. Ended up with three pieces and now a very swollen jaw from his wrenching me back and forth. ACK Don't hurt, but just swollen now. NO pictures. LOL
Yesterday Steveio and his buddy got up on the roof and pulled off our existing 75 watt solar panel. They had a bit of struggle loosening the nuts, but finally got it. The solar panel came off fine, it was just the nuts on the brackets that gave them grief. Glad I wasn't helping. I was in the house dosing from the pain meds for my dentist trip, so I was not the appointed GOPHER.
We put it up on Ebay for sale, for sale with the controller too. It worked great to top off our four 6V golf cart batteries when boondocking.
Steveio is going to install four big 100W solar panels with a bigger controller and trimetric gauge (digital readout of exactly how many amp hours are left at any given time) Bit by bit, we are getting set up for fulltiming. We will also increase our battery bank from four to six of the 6volt golf cart batteries. Then we don't have to be so careful and stingy with our power consumption.
Had a nice weekend with all three grandkids... we saw Chelsea on Friday, babysat Jameson overnight on friday night, brought him home Saturday and went to see Allegra on Saturday afternoon. Wheeee a 3 Grandkid Weekend!
Got some snow over the weekend too.... so everything is bright and white again and not so crusty and dirty black snow along the roads.
But I think we are getting Spring Fever pretty bad. On Sunday when we were out in the motorhome doing a few things, we turned on the new heater, turned on the tv, and curled up and watched a movie! We were pretending we were somewhere... anywhere....
Last year at this time we were basking in the heat of Florida,
camping at Fore Lake in the Ocala National Forest!
We camped in such a lovely campsite... all covered with live oaks, spanish moss and very quiet and removed from the hustle and bustle! Makes us daydream of being there right now.
My folks camped in the next site over with their Holiday Endevour motorhome. Then a few days later our friends Barrie and Claire joined us too for a day with their motorhome in the site on the other side. We cooked together and laughed together and just plain old enjoyed ourselves..... Barrie and Clair had to drive back to Massachusetts in between snow storms, and we had to bide our time to head north too between ice storms and snow storms in Tennessee and Indiana. We sure didn't want to leave the sunshine and the warmth!
(left to right: Dad, Barrie, Steve, Claire, Me - with wine, and Mom)
Steveio made sure he was well-rested for the trip home to Wisconsin......
(Do you think he was dreaming of snow in Wisconsin?)