Little by little…

The rainy season has kept our travels to a minimum lately. However, we have been doing this and that to the house.

Gate after

The improved gate to prevent the invasion of zombies (or peering neighbors) got painted. We used paint we already had, so it didn’t cost too much. Enough paint remained that we painted the front window and the garage door. They needed another coat of paint since it’s now been over 10 years since they were installed.

Then, my husband made a patio in the area between the animals and our house. During the rainy season, this area got quite muddy, so it’s a nice improvement. The bricks are not cemented down, so if we decided to change the purpose of the area, it won’t be a major hassle. Puppy loves it!

The rain did a number on one or two of my framed puzzles I had hanging on the wall. The water seeped through the bricks and molded them up. Fortunately, only one was unsalvagable. This issue necessitated a thin layer of cement being spread over the outside wall expanse. It was no more than a half of day’s work for my husband and son and has greatly improved the impermeability of the wall.

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And finally, we installed two more solar panels, bringing the total to 3, to increase the overall power production. We still need to get some more batteries, but that will have to wait until the next paycheck.

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4 responses to “Little by little…

  1. mylife74wp

    Love the flexibility of the patio to change it easily in the future. What is the capacity for your inverter (as to how many panels)?

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    • The inverter is 3000 watts peak 6000 watts which seems more than sufficient for what we need it for. We are going to test the washer today! We have a 4 panel-adapter, so we have the potential of adding one more panel to system we have in place. Right now we only have 4 batteries, so that’s the next investment. I’d like to have 2 batteries for each panel.

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  2. Alex

    You must feel very proud! Stepping out of the stone age.

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