I had a busy day today, and it all started when I came up with the notion of cleaning my solar panels. Now that doesn't mean that I actually cleaned my solar panels, it means that the very thought of it set into motion a sequence of events that turned a normal average day into a busy day.
I normally clean my solar panels, every once in a great while, but my normal method of half a roll of paper towels and Windex was very time-consuming, somewhat laborious, and fraught with the dangers associated with walking around on the roof, so I always put it off until they were so covered with dust that the solar controller thought it was nighttime and shut them off.
Figuring it was time to step into the current century when it comes to solar panel cleaning I decided I would do what the pros do and clean them with a squeegee, and that decision is what started the ball rolling on my busy day.
Since the only squeegee I own is a little 4 inch wide thing with a 2 foot long handle that I clean the truck windshield with, I surmised that it was going to take something more substantial to quickly and easily clean six solar panels, and maybe even the trailer Windows if I felt exceptionally motivated, which I haven't felt since 1972.
Since I needed some self-leveling caulk and a couple of other RV odds and ends for another project I have coming up, I decided to go to an RV store where they might also have a squeegee. I bought the odds and ends I needed but I had to pass on the squeegee they had available as it was apparently made from an extremely rare and valuable metal with a wooden handle whittled by hand from the last known Cocoa Bolo tree known to exist in the Amazon.
Since I was in the area of Fry's Electronics store I had to stop by there and fondle some of the cool computer and other electronic stuff that they sell, which by the way is cheaper on Amazon, but it's hard to fondle stuff on Amazon. I've written about Fry's before in my blog, it's a humongous place that's as big or bigger than a Home Depot and full of electronics.
After I finished there it was lunchtime so I went to a Popeyes chicken place, which happens to be one of my favorite fast food restaurants, but sometimes not all that easy to find.
Since I had to pass a Walmart on the way home I stopped and got a few things that I could've lived without but I was in the neighborhood and I thought they might have a squeegee, which they did but unlike the one at the RV store this one was reasonably priced but looked like it might not last long enough to get it home. So I left it there with its friends.
Just as I was exiting I-17 North onto Carefree highway I remember that there was a Home Depot right here in the area, and they sell lots of cleaning supplies, maybe even a squeegee. Sure enough they had some squeegees that were just the type that I had in mind, not to junkie, not too expensive, but just right.
So that's what constitutes a busy day for me. But I can deal with days like this every once in a while. the problem I have now is I've bought things that are going to require me to do some work in the near future, and that realization stresses me out to the point that I'm going to have to relax for quite some time before I build up enough ambition to actually attempt to accomplish some of the things I need to get done.