We were traveling around quite a bit this past long weekend. To the property, then to Phoenix for Thanksgiving, then LV to pick up a bed and stuff, then back to the property. Saw a lot of the same…terrain…over and over. ha. All worked out. We had a lot of things going on this past weekend with being here and there, my working remotely now and then, and Sheralee’s daughter expecting…it was a busy one.
Well, adding more batteries didn’t make live all that much better! ha. Found that out over time. Let’s just say…’when you think you have a grasp on solar technology…YOU know NOTHING Jon Snow’! (sorry…Game of Thrones reference for those of you that actually don’t know..ha)
I have too much power in the batteries and right now my panels can’t charge them enough. NEED MORE POWER! So, we are working through that right now, trying to figure out the best approach. More than likely we will remove some of the batteries in order to try and get them ‘close’ to full. Lots to think about. On top of that, we are dealing with ‘cold’ batteries. Cold batteries don’t want to charge as quickly either..brrrrrr. We are going to try keeping the batteries warm with a low draw electric blanket. Might just work..we shall see this weekend.
While dinner was one…we were treated to some great sunset views, once again. Just so pretty up there when the sun sets. For those of you in Oregon…the sun is that bright orange thing you see in the sky during July and August.
Other than that, we didn’t do much. We waiting for a snow event to come in over night Saturday, and it didn’t hit. What did happen though is it started right after I dropped Sheralee off at work. We got about two inches on the ranch that afternoon.
Very cool to be inside and see that happen. Although, we are still dealing with cold right now..but we just purchased this awesome ‘wood stove fan’ to try.
This thing should move air nicely, and is powered by the heat radiating off the wood stove. We shall see! ha.
PUPPIES are here!
If you didn’t know, Sheralee and I put deposits down on two Great Pyrenees dogs from a breeder in Texas. We are getting one male and one female, and we have names picked out but not saying until we have them in the Jeep heading home. Anyways, early morning on Monday…the expecting mother gave birth to 5 boys and 3 girls.
They are just 4 days old in these pictures, but sooooo exciting! We will be driving to Texas in January to pick them up. Can’t wait! Well, we can because we have kennels to construct prior to that! ha.
Anyways, this is a quick one for now. More going on this weekend moving forward, but this was a transition week for Sherlaee and I…logistical kind of stuff, but so good and the progression is still towards our ranch future!
Take care all!