Raining. But not cold. A bit bleak but not too bad. The sun is definitely going down earlier. Wood stove runs every day but not all day. We are starting to ‘feel’ winter coming on.
Our last guests for the season are coming at the end of the month – a day or so after a classroom of high school seniors come to ‘visit’ an off the grid home (us) as that same class did last year.
This has been a very, very busy year.
And, even though we got a lot done, we did not get ENOUGH done so outstanding chores still beckon. Too many.
Yesterday I received my six new solar panels. They will add 1900 watts to my already 2100 watts but this next grouping will be on the roof of the house rather than my tower-of-power array behind the house. I think it will work well. Eventually. We still have to install them and working on the roof (slick steel) in the rain is just asking for an accident. We’ll just have to pick the right DRY day (when there are no guests, yoga, bookclub, post office, community efforts, meetings, whales, ravens, squirrels, gatherings or quilting).
I also have to build a second bridge (amongst other things). The first one we built this summer (to the back of the house) is great! And we had W’fer help to remove the lower, rotten-to-the-core one last month (a bridge to access the under-house). But there is a major gap-on-a-severe-slant where the old bridge was that is now slippery-with-rain and so getting under the house is a smidge difficult.
Reason for telling you something rather boring….? Well, you see, like so many things out here, one thing affects the other. Putting solar panels on the roof requires running cable down through the house to the underside and then running it back to the power-room and so, roof installation requires under-house access. Slippery roof. No safe access to the underside. More danger than there should be. Classic Dave planning.
A recent guest casually remarked, “I love the way your buildings and decks are all connected in such an organic way. It all just kinda flows. Eclectic. Did you plan it that way?”
Words failed me.
Speaking of failure…..
Scheer and Trudeau are vying to be the front runner in a race that is destined to be so close that the party that comes in third is likely to hold the balance of power. We’ll probably have a minority government. I am OK with that. It’s worked well in BC. I like minority governments. Well, I HATE all governments but the weaker they are, the more I prefer it. Why? Because power corrupts and they are all corrupt. Take away some of the power and they are less corrupt.
Maybe. We’ll see. Jagmeet Singh – king maker. Who woulda guessed?
And – just an observation: At a Scheer rally recently, Andrew Scheer mentioned Trudeau’s name. His supportive crowd jeered Trudeau and chanted ‘Lock him up!’ Very reminiscent of concerts by Trump and the Deplorables. That kinda says something about the current group of Conservatives, don’t you think?
Speaking of success….?
Proof that there really is a God: little Great Thunberg was well received in Alberta.