Friday, January 7, 2022

2021 - 2022 Trip To The Southwest, Day 79

 Friday, January 7, 2022, La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 28

A warm night - the furnace didn't come on until 11:30, and the lowest overnight temperature was 45°F, 65°F by 11:30, and 75°F by late afternoon. 

I made coffee in the trailer rather than wait until the 76 station opened at 10:30. Making a pot of drip coffee & toasting a bagel used about 10 amp hours, so I was down to 85% after breakfast. At 11:30, the solar panels are putting out 400 watts, and the batteries are back up to 95%. I could get another 100 watts or so by going to the longer legs on the portable panel, but as long as the short ones work, I'll stick with them rather than fighting the wind. Besides, even with the short legs, the batteries were full by noon.

The weather was beautiful. Since I didn't do a walk for coffee, I walked to the KB store to purchase some 5 amp fuses, large washers & a cool white string of solar powered LEDs. Got back to the trailer, charged up the LEDs and they were three color, even though the box said cool white. I went back & traded them in for the right ones. On the walk back I took a photo of the tent:

The Big Tent

I sat outside doing some listening to Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone and reading the third book of the Argentines series, Lady's Ransom. Since I had the phone, I decided to do a video of a hummingbird. Of course as soon as I held up the phone the hummingbirds stopped showing up. Eventually, one did so I uploaded the video to YouTube. I'll do a link to the posting rather than adding it here - no idea if that would kill downloads - I don't do much video.

Dinner was a Bubba Burger, fruit salad and a Cheesecake Crumble for dessert.

Until Tomorrow - 

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