That was the most heavily overcast day we’ve had since I don’t remember when. A little wan sunlight right at the end of the day but not enough to bring the charge controllers to float, and of course it happened on one of the shortest days of the year so double hit. Mornings like this are why I wanted battery voltage readouts inside my nice warmish cabin…
Not real bad under the circumstances. It’s about 0.3 volts lower than normal for a winter morning, or about what the two Interstates would have read at the same time of year had everything gone perfectly the day before and I hadn’t spent the evening watching videos on the laptop, which I did*, and which in older times would have been verboten on such a night after such a day. Color me pleased.
It’s not as cold this morning as I was led to expect, looks like the sky was cloudy for most of the night. But things are clearing as we approach daybreak (the outside temperature dropped almost ten degrees in the two hours since I rise as the sky cleared) and I’m pretty sure the batteries will make good yesterday’s losses in short order today.
*Oh, and in so doing I broke one of Torso Boy’s little rules. He insisted on going to bed before six, because of course it was getting dark, and when it’s dark you get into bed. Everybody knows that. So I turned down the covers and said he could get on the bed, and then I tumbled him over and rubbed his belly and fussed over him for a while, which he always acts like that alarms him but he won’t leave me alone till I do it so there’s some passive-aggressive mixed messages going on there much like a marriage. And then I decided I wanted to play on the laptop, so I left the bedroom. Watched a movie and then was reading on the Internet when around 9:30 he decided that was quite enough of that and he came and got me and would not leave me alone until I turned that stupid computer off and came to bed. So, yeah. Much like marriage but with no sex and I get to express my opinion when I disagree. I don’t get my way, let’s not get crazy. But I can state an opinion if I like.