Woke up around 6:30 this morning and turned on the Wave heater to take the chill out. Looking outside I could tell it is going to be a perfect day.
I noticed the batteries were down to 34% which is nearly dead so I turned off the inverter until the sun came up and started charging the batteries. With six panels it doesn't take long.
Got out of bed around 8:15 and slowly went through my breakfast routine. It was beautiful and warm outside with not a whisper of wind and plenty of sun. Love it!
The batteries are not holding up at night at all right now. Hopefully, get a call from RV Connection today. I need new batteries. Tonight is Gold Rush night so I'll be running the generator for a couple of hours.
Around noon Yuma and I walked over to bother Tom and Deb. So nice out we sat there and just chatted about the week ahead.
Deb went into town to do some shopping and while talking with Tom, I got the call. My batteries are in and they will be able to get me in Monday morning! 😁 Now my plans are to head over there on Sunday and park in their parking lot for the night. Tom and Deb will be leaving on Sunday also.
Later in the afternoon, Yuma and I took a little Jeep ride around to the west side of Black Mountain to do a little hiking. Yuma saw at least three huge jack rabbits and gave chase to each with no success. Those things can jump a mile with those long legs.
|Yuma looking for jack rabbits|
|West side of Black Mountain|
|Hiking over to that small mountain|
|Close as I get|
|To the north is Ajo Peak and North Ajo Peak|
The weather today was just perfect. 66 degree high with sun and no wind. Hiked over 8000 steps today. Good exercise. Hotdogs for dinner with a small salad and pudding with whip cream for dessert. Can't beat it.
Finish up the evening with Gold Rush and finish my blog before calling it a day.
See you later.
Nice hike around Black Mountain. Lots of pictures of Yuma. Glad you got the call for new batteries. Beautiful sunset!ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. Glad to be getting some night time power. It was a beautiful day.Delete
Good to hear you got the call for your new batteries!! Seems like you and Yuma have been getting lots of steps in!! Looks beautiful out there!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. Yuma loves chasing the jack rabbits. They are as big as a small dog. And it is beautiful out here.Delete
Just so you know having you walk over and Yuma run over for a visit we would never describe using the word "bothered". We have enjoyed spending this time together. We are glad you got the call for those batteries. Looks like you and Yuma had a fun afternoon.ReplyDelete
Visit would have been the correct word. I am glad to be getting the new batteries soon. Been a little bit of a hassle with weak batteries.Delete
I bet Yuma is thrilled to be back chasing things in the desert!! Good luck on the batteries!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy. Yuma gets most of the exercise but I do get a residual kickback 😀 Looking forward to being at full solar power.Delete
A very nice day for your excursion and some exercise for Yuma. Enjoy the drive to Yuma.ReplyDelete
The weather has been perfect this last few days. We enjoy getting out in desolate areas and walk-around.Delete
Glad to read the new Batteries are in but I have a question. Why are you running your Inverter at night? Do you have a Residential or RV Fridge?ReplyDelete
Inverters draw a lot of power and should only be on when necessary. If you intend to Boondock a lot an RV Fridge would be more practical as it can be run on Propane.
Nice that Yuma is getting a good run chasing those Rabbits.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
When I bought this RV it had a new huge double door Samsung residential fridge. I made a choice to spend my money on solar panels and batteries rather than replacing the fridge. Not sure it was the right move but the one I made.Delete
Awesome that you got the call! Sure it will make a huge difference for you and Yuma! I think I need something to count my steps, might make me move more! 8000 sounds like a huge amount! Good for you two!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. I do need the exercise. Yuma not so much. The fitbit pushes me to make goals or at least let me know how I'm doing.Delete