For the last couple of days the weather here at Poverty Gulch hasn't been much fun to deal with. Day before Yesterday the wind started blowing really hard early in the morning and stayed that way for the entire day. By nightfall it was raining off and on pretty hard and I woke up yesterday to a chilly foggy day and it stayed like that the whole day never getting above 60°. That sounds like a pretty low temperature for August but I am up around 9000 feet and the weather can change pretty dramatically sometimes at this altitude. Today looks a whole lot better the suns out and it's warming up nicely.
Despite gray clouds covering the whole sky yesterday my solar panels still managed to fully charge up my batteries, I'm always amazed how well they work.
The only thing of interest that I did yesterday was crash my Phantom 2 drone. Even though it was cloudy it was very calm so I took the Phantom 2 out for a couple of flights and it worked great until the last flight when it didn't work so great. I was bringing it Down from a couple of hundred feet when at about 50 feet up it started to descend rapidly, I gave it full power to stop the dissent but the drone started shaking and then dropped like a rock from about 30 feet up. The good news is the Phantom 2 is built like a tank and so is the Go Pro camera it was carrying. It appears that the only thing that happened to it is it broke one of the propellers, which is no big deal because I have spares. The bad news is all my spare parts for the Phantom 2 are in a storage room with 100 other unlabeled boxes. not putting labels on the boxes seemed like a real timesaver when I was packing but looking back on it it probably wasn't one of my better ideas.