It looks like Fall Is just arriving at Storrie Lake state Park in Las Vegas New Mexico but since it's higher than Denver it's a little bit chillier. it may take a little time for the picture to animate.
I picked a great time and place to try and get some outdoor things done. It rained all afternoon yesterday, it rained all night, and its rained all day today. But at least it's supposed to be sunny tomorrow. But under the circumstances I may have to re-up for another day because I'm not sure if I can do the shopping I need and the work I need to do in one day, keep in mind I'm lazy and unmotivated.
With the weather like this it's one of those rare times when I'm glad that I'm plugged into shore power, especially for the measly price of four dollars a day. Now of course my batteries could easily deal with a couple of days of rain and cloudy weather so the main thing I'm getting out of this is the ability to run my little electric heater all day and all night which feels really great with the mid-40s high for the day and mid 30s at night. And a substantial savings instead of heating with propane which helps defray the four dollars a day cost of the electricity. I also save on propane when I'm plugged in by getting out my little one burner electric hotplate and cooking on that instead of the propane stove.
With the snowy cloudy weather I had to deal with in my last couple of weeks in Denver it gave me a chance to see what my new lithium iron batteries can do. So it appears that with absolutely zero charging of the batteries I can live my normal life with no concern for how much electricity I use for about three days, and can double that with some conservation.
Which means that if I pay attention to the weather forecast and can see five or six days of total overcast weather coming my batteries should be fine as long as I only turn on my laptop when I'm using it, heat up my coffee water on the stove instead of the microwave, and not use my desktop computer at all. And that's some valuable information for a person like me that lives on sunshine.
I can't believe I totally forgot about my third anniversary of being a full timer which happened yesterday. I had planned on having a small celebration to commemorate the occasion and making a blog post about my expenses for the year, well so much for that.
I think this is an excellent example of how time is flying by for me. So I'll probably do something tomorrow to mark the occasion that changed my life, and put my expenses on the blog either tomorrow or the next day depending on how long it takes me to get all the information together.
A gloomy rainy day it tis for sure, but I'm warm, dry, and on the road, therefore I'm happy.