8:58 am - Tuesday - October 31st - Lone Rock - 59º F, humidity 33%, wind 3 mph out of the west by northwest.....partly cloudy with a forecast high of 75º F. State of battery charge was 87% at 8:40 am this morning.
After the marathon game 5 of the World Series which had our TV on until almost midnight our batteries were at 88% to begin Monday.....the lowest they've been since we arrived at Lone Rock. On top of that the forecast, for the first time, was for partly cloudy skies meaning that getting back to 100% on our house batteries would be iffy. Now, even when there is total overcast our solar panels will still put some charge into our batteries, but getting back to 100% is not going to happen under those circumstances. Nonetheless, we did get back to 97% by 3:30 pm, and that is as far as they got.
For a change we did not take a walk, and we did not go into town......we just sat home reading all day long.....well, let me revise that a little.....TLE read all day long.....I spent the morning cleaning our bug spattered windshield, cleaning bugs off our air horn 'trumpets' and our front cap, greasing the wheel bearings on our 26' enclosed car hauler trailer, vacuuming out the back seat of the VW (we hauled 4 bundles of firewood from the local gas station the other day), checking the oil and coolant levels in the VW for our upcoming trip back to SoCal for the wedding of our dear friend Amanda, and finished by sweeping out the trailer. By that time it was around 1:30 and then I spent the rest of the day reading.
It's the end of October and the National Park Service folk are beginning to winterize the facilities here at Lone Rock, which means turning off the water very soon.....we are hoping the water stays on at the dump station until after we depart on Wednesday, November 1st. If it is turned off before we leave then there is a place in Page we can dump, but it's not nearly as convenient, obviously.
We were outside enjoying happy hour by the fire by 5:15 pm.......with the cloudiness there was not the usual light show, but we thoroughly enjoyed the view, nevertheless........
.....we got a little bit of color just after 7 pm, but that was the extent of the light show for the evening......
......since I no longer watch the NFL, and the only thing on Monday nights that we would, in the past, have watched was Monday Night Football, so we decided to spend the evening watching a few more episodes of 'Mad Men' Season 3......I love 'Unlimited Data'!
We were in bed before 11 pm.....thanks for stopping by!