Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Solar generator

Yesterday was much more pleasant weather wise. There was less humidity and the high for the day topped out around 93. It actually stayed cooler inside Ody for a change. I went in and took a nap at the hottest part of the day. Today is supposed to be similar, but it feels a little more humid. I was almost cold last night, it got down to 61 degrees. And I still have my polar fleece robe on. No AC at all yesterday, hoping to do the same today.

My solar generator arrived yesterday, so I got to play with that some. I charged up my ipad and my phone, and right now, have the laptop charging. It is pretty kool and I think it was a good investment.

I am hoping my led light bulbs come today, because I really am ready to move on. (Just tracked them, they were in Austin at 3 AM, a good sign that they might make it.) I saw my first scorpion yesterday. It was tiny, but it died anyway. I hope I never see another.

Kali Cat is well, loving her little dinner snacks that I bring back for her. She’s getting spoiled. But I also think she is bored. Good snuggling last night because it was much cooler. I like that.

Today I will start prepping for moving out tomorrow. If I feel brave, I may get the water tank refilled, but if I am not, will do it tomorrow morning. Need to figure out how to lash the TV to the wall, make sure things are put away. Do a small hand wash, fun things. I did vacuum yesterday while it was still cool. Looks much better now. I also need to make sure my drinking water bottles are full.

Spent some time with the maps yesterday. There is a Wal Mart Supercenter just a few miles from Magnolia Beach in Port Lavaca, so I will stop and refuel and get some groceries and cat food before I hit the beach. Should be good for a few days then. I also have a bunch of canned stuff and a few things in the freezer that I should use, so I don’t need a lot, mostly perishables. I’m still working on the watermelon I bought last week. I have eaten a little more than half and still have a couple of days worth. Maybe I will get another if they have them for $3 again. I like just being able to pull a zipper bag out of the fridge and snacking.

Tracking now says my bulbs are out for delivery. Hopefully they are all whole. At least they aren’t fluorescent.  Might get some changed today, then I can be a little less stingy with light.


  1. Cool looking solar generator... Hope it works well for you :)

  2. Thanks! So far so good. Not so much sun today, so I ended up plugging it in to shore power to charge up.