Monday, July 16, 2012

Bimmin' 'eck!

Yes, and for many reasons too. Probably the most important was that it didn't rain today and we had bright blue skies, with just a few clouds passing by - the first time since I don't know when.

122.2 surplus amp-hours of energy (that's over 1.5kWh) - isn't it great having a meter on the overcharge controller - pushed the water in the dump load up to 58°C by 16:00 and so cue a load of washing. That's all hanging out on the line now. I even changed the bed linen, having to peel the pillow cases off the pillows and the quilt cover off the quilt.

It won't only be clean bedding tonight - it will be a clean me too, for the temperature in the solar shower reached 33°C and a couple of litres out of the dump-load water heater pushed that up to a respectable temperature and so I had a nice warm shower - and how I enjoyed that! Pure bliss! That's made me feel so much better.

But that's not all. The benefits of going to bed early saw me up and about and breakfasting at 07:40 and that was really astonishing. That meant that I had a good 4 hours on the website and I was still all done by midday. So I mixed a load of mortar and started to rebuild the stone wall on the lean-to. That kept me busy for a few hours.

Rob came round to borrow my 100mm hole-cutter so we had a chat for 15 minutes, and I also stripped down and cleaned out the water filters. Bunged up to the eyeballs, they were. No wonder there was only a small amount of water reaching the water butts. Anyway, they are all ready for the next torrential rainstorm.

And me? I'm ready to snuggle up into my nice clean bed. I've been looking forward to this for ages

1 comment:

  1. When are you going to ring your favourite solar installing company and ask to sell them the power :p