Temperature bottomed out at 5o F. but was rapidly rising when I got out of bed. That’s unusual behavior, it’s usually coldest as the sun starts to rise, and I was confused until it started to snow. Again.
Still, no complaints. I promised I was going to be tedious in my praise of the Lair’s newfound winter chops and I intend to make good on that promise. A 30o indoor/outdoor (ratio? coefficient? difference.) is magnificent for a handbuilt house on a night like this. I’ll take it.
Wish I could say the same for the batteries. Between the cold and the extended gloom – I never saw my shadow at all yesterday – I’m starting to take comfort in the presence of that generator and wishing I had indulged in the 12-volt charging cable Honda sells for it. Don’t need it because I have a Battery Minder, but it would be more elegant. Never really expected to be contemplating the need for a generator to keep the batteries charged, but the batteries are definitely starting to notice the gloom. And the cold doesn’t help of course, lead/acid batteries aren’t at their best when it’s cold.