Not a typical sunny desert day but it does tend to represent my feelings about everyone's current situation.
It seems like rainy dreary days are more common in southern Arizona than they used to be. The way I recall it cloudy rainy days used to be rare enough in the desert that you looked forward to them and greeted those days as a break from the cloudless blue skies that were the norm, but now it seems like a cloudy sky is just as normal as a bright blue sky. It could be global warming, but it seems like southern Arizona is also chillier than it used to be..... Maybe it's global ambivalence .
The good thing about having so many cloudy days is my solar system and battery bank are getting a real life test. The normal southern Arizona conditions of two weeks of cloudless blue skies and then two days of partly cloudy weather hasn't been much of a test, but despite the cloudy skies and rainy weather I've had to deal with this winter I'm happy to report that my 840 watts of solar panels and 400 amps of lithium iron Battleborn batteries have provided all the electric power I've needed every day, without the need for a generator, which is good since I don't own one. Keep in mind that's for MY lifestyle and may or may not apply to anyone else's.
I finally got a neighbor with a noisy generator, I knew it would happen its just a matter of time. I swear their at least 200 yards from me if they're an inch, and I hear their generator running with my windows and door closed. Their in what looks like from a distance to be a converted bus, like a Greyhound or something so I'm guessing they wanted a generator powerful enough to run an air conditioner or two and bought the biggest contractor generator they could find.
Their far enough away to just be an annoyance but for the life of me I don't know how in the world they stand the sound of that thing running for hours, maybe their as deaf as I am, but if they're not they soon will be.
I had to put a couple of pictures on here to remind me of when the sun was shining and the skies were blue, due to the current situation I'm in no mood for gray and dismal.