A picture of the clouds that have engulfed The Arctic Fox for the last three days
It was another day of a completely cloudy overcast day for the entire day. The clouds weren't quite as thick as they were yesterday so I was getting five or six amps coming in for part of the day. The clouds are still thick enough that I couldn't see where the sun was so I was happy to be getting a few amps coming in.
I've been conserving my power, which mostly means staying off of my computer for most of the day, and that's not easy since it's one of my major sources of entertainment. But other than that I've been living pretty normal. I listen to the radio as much as I want , it's been a little cool so I use my catalytic heater every once in a while, but no problem there because it doesn't use any electricity. My lights are all LEDs so they hardly use enough amps to measure. And if I need to charge up anything like cameras, my phone, or headphones, I just plug them into my truck and that takes a little strain off of my house batteries. So after three days of constant cloudiness my house batteries have never gone below 70% charged. But I'm not ready to do a happy dance yet because I've still got to make it through tomorrow, but so far so good.
I went into Artesia this afternoon and filled up one of my propane tanks, my 10 gallon tanks are still lasting about a month each even though I'm doing a little heating now. The propane was $2.89 where I bought it which is pretty high from what I was paying last year, I hope it's cheaper in Texas.
I'm still in the mood to lighten my load and get stuff out of the Arctic Fox, so I'm still donating things to The Ranch and throwing some things in the dumpster. I've got my small collection of books down as low as it can go but I'm still getting rid of some of the magazines that I have accumulated this last year, not because I needed them but because I was in the habit of keeping magazines.... It's a hard habit to break.
A motorhomes tag at The Ranch
This sign says three things. Boondocks that away, COYOTES !!! RUN !!!, And watch for Indians hiding in the grass.
I don't know what kind of horse this is but she looks very uncomfortable to ride.