One of my favorite things to do is tidy up my tiny home.
It only takes a few minutes, so I get instant gratification, which is the pleasure of seeing everything clean and in its place. This morning I pull the quilts off the bed and give them a good “airing.”
Next I stand in the door of my Casita and shake out the shaggy tan throw rug that lies on the bedroom end of my house. I put all clutter away now that I have a place for everything. I walk over to the campground trash bin and dump my trash.
The crew gets a good “airing” also as they sit in their exercise pen soaking up the sunshine. Every time I step outside, Bridget watches me. Spike sniffs the air for a while and then takes a nap.
Back inside the Casita, I pass a damp washcloth over the fiberglass surfaces. (I buy bundles of cheap washcloths at Walmart for cleaning). Next I go over the floor with a broom, sweeping everything right out the front door.
Hey, I’m living in a camper. I get to do that!
Lastly I set up my outdoor washing station. Since I’m using my fresh water tank, the campground spigot is free for filling up two dishpans. I keep the two dishpans and a dish drainer in the back of the Perfect Tow Vehicle. I grab the pans, fill with water, squirt a touch of dish soap, and I’m in business. Dry the dishes and put them away.
Grab some surface cleaner in a spray bottle and touch up the shower area. Swish the toilet and spray glass cleaner on the mirror. Bring in the quilts and make the bed. If I’m really energetic, I wipe the floor with a wet washcloth. That’s it! I’ve got a clean house!
Around one o’clock Bill and Kathy come by.
Bill runs a wire from the solar panel down to the charge controller inside the PTV.
Kathy hooks up the temperature sensor wire coming from the inside of the battery box.
This is so cool!
I can look at the remote meter and read the temperature outside the battery box and inside the battery box, as well as read volts, amps, load, level of charge . . . everything I might possibly want to know about my solar power!
NOTE: I know what some of you are thinking . . . “What’s with the house cleaning! I want to read more about the solar panel set-up! I want to see solar stuff, darnit!”
I apologize for not writing about the wiring of the solar panel which Bill finished today. It’s the kind of topic that requires illustration with photos. I’m having connectivity problems this evening. Rather than try to post all I want to say and show, and then lose it all to the cyber-gremlins, I’ll assume connections will be better tomorrow morning and then I’ll post photos of the solar wiring.