It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Back Researching Solar.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

It was another up and down night where the only time I really slept soundly was when it was time to get up. With our not having anything planned for today helped me except I slept longer than I’d hoped for. With a change of intake for our breakfast we made up some of that lost time at the computers. 

With all the necessary reading and inside chores finished it didn’t take long to go outside to things that are on the daily list. With the Humidex hanging in at 90 F (32 C) by 10:00 this morning it felt eerily like I was the only one outside because there was no one else visible on this bright sunny day. The only sound anywhere around was that of air conditioners in every direction I turned. Even for the short time I was outside I didn’t seem to have the energy to tackle anything that required any real effort. 

Kathy had returned to her laptop doing further research on a possible choice of trailer we might consider trading our trailer in for. Since we’ve discussed this change we also rethought what future modifications to our trailer we won’t be doing. With that in mind I started my own research on what we would need to set up a Solar Panel System on the new to us trailer. I have done the ground work on equipping this trailer and had planned to add to what we have but now I have to consider it as starting over fresh. 

When we started to get hungry Kathy was the first to notice it was past 1:00 so she set about making Tomato Sandwiches and finishing the last of the cantaloupe we had in the fridge.  

After lunch I needed to warm up so I walked the garbage to the Park Trash and Recycle Area. There were actually other people outside sitting under their gazebos with fans blowing on them and you could hear the ACs running on their trailers behind them. (That made sense!) I was glad to be in the warmth but just as glad when I got back inside the trailer where I returned to my research.  

In the past when I’d written about installing the solar on our trailer a few commenters had suggested just having it done. Since I am very capable of doing it myself and have the skillset to install a larger setup for less money and do the job better than some of the fly-by-night installers I will again be doing it myself. If we still have this trailer when we go to the southwest this fall we may purchase the equipment before returning in the spring. If we have a different trailer before we head south, then I will make the installation while we are away and declare it upon our return to Canada. 

With our need to eat out so much this week Kathy made her own version of a Chicken Fruit Salad by adding sesame seeds, dried cranberries and the last of our pineapple that was cut up on Monday. It tasted great and was filling. 

After the dishes and News were over it was back outside to water the grass and plants that I’d just done this morning. Because of the 99 F (37 C) Humidex this afternoon the ground was very dry. More research took place this evening. Tomorrow is going to be very busy for us. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.


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  1. We love our solar! We have had it now since 2008 when Kevin installed 2 - 80 watt panels along with our 2 - 12 volt batteries. Then in March 2010 we added another 80 watt panel and removed the 2 - 12 volt batteries and installed 4 - 6 volt deep cycle batteries and since then that has served us for all our needs. We haven't used the generator since! Love the freedom that our solar system gives us. I am sure you will have no problem installing it yourself.

  2. We got our solar panels in Mesa. We saved a ton $$ by installing ourselves and doing our own research. Then, seller inspected everything to be sure it was connected properly. It's worked ever since.