A month into 2022 already and I haven't put out a new blog post!
It isn't actually that I'm not working on the blog. I've been working hard at going over all (and I mean ALL) my old posts and trying to update them on the new website. I know it's hard to see the difference, but it does take time and work. I've spent a few days just re-ordering all the posts in chronological order, which I can't believe it never was in the past. Now only the latest post will be in this special "frame" and then it will get moved to the bottom of the page, so readers can have a coherent story.
Feel free to discuss, but that's not the point of this post!
As December deepened, it became clear that either my Trojan AGM batteries were defective, or I had inadvertently abused them, or that they were simply undersized for the sort of loads that we need here. In any case, I was running the generator several hours every morning to get us through until the sun shone on our panels. Even on a morning where the previous day had been full sun and the batteries had spent hours in absorption, they were nearly depleted after an evening with the power turned off.
Bringing Donna up to speed on the situation wasn't difficult, as she was aware of how much the generator was running, and how many nearly weekly trips I was making to fill our gas cans.