I got up on the roof of the Arctic Fox this morning and cleaned the solar panels, and my new squeegee made it so quick and easy that I think I cleaned all six panels faster than I would clean one panel with paper towels. Now I need to work up the ambition to clean all my windows because their worse than the solar panels.
I've still got mouse problems. I don't know if the mice are still getting into the trailer or if there in here and can't get out, but either way I've still got a mouse. And to make it worse they've learned how to get the bait without spring the trap which doesn't even seem possible to me.
The traps I'm using are the standard spring traps you would buy at Walmart and the trigger mechanism is very sensitive, I have to be very careful when I set it down or it will go off if I don't set it down gently enough. When they stole the bait the first time I put a little oil on the trigger mechanism to make it more sensitive, but they still took the bait without setting off the trap.
So last night instead of using a dab of peanut butter like I've been using, I smashed a little ball of cheese on to the trigger that couldn't be licked off, and yet both traps this morning had no mouse and no bait. And yes it is a mouse because I've seen the mouse and there's mouse droppings around the traps.
Since I refuse to be outsmarted by a mouse I went to Home Depot this morning and bought a different kind of mouse trap that doesn't have a trigger, it just lures them in with some food, traps them, but doesn't kill them. I hope this works because I sure don't want to take a bunch of mice with me to my new boondocking spot.
This is one of my solar panels with half of it cleaned so you can see the amount of dust that accumulates on your solar panels in the desert. I don't know if this amount of dust is detrimental to the solar panels operation, but it certainly can't help.
This is what I call a party balloon
They take a bunch of people up for a ride where they get to drink fancy French wine and eat cheese with unpronounceable names. And after a few bottles of wine they get to pee on the peasants below.