8:22 am - Sunday - February 20th - Newell House, AZ - 48° F, 28% humidity, wind 2 mph out of the east......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 76° F. On this date in 2013 we had just overnighted in a Lowe's parking lot in Boca Raton, FL.....↴
Sunday, February 20, 2022
A while back, you may recall, while we were still ensconced within Newell House I repositioned two of our solar panels at the rear of the coach roof. The final step of that repositioning was to take some of the slack out of the cables which connect to those panels to the junction box, so there would be more cable available at the rear solar panels enabling them to be tilted without putting strain on those two cables. Since our near term goal is to return to the Anza Borrego Desert in a couple of weeks I want to be able to tilt them.
After completing our first 1 mile walk of the day I set about getting our telescoping ladder out, and the necessary tools to complete the task. When these cables were installed at A.M. Solar back in 2015 they were laid down on the roof in kind of a serpentine fashion to allow for future changes, and fastened to the roof using lap sealant. My task was to remove that sealant affixing those two cables in their current position, straighten them out, and then reattach them to the roof using the Dicor lap sealant I keep on hand for just such things. I'm happy to report that the operation was a success, and it only took about 90 minutes. With that accomplished I only have two more projects to complete before we haul anchor.....the rear brakes on the VW, and the installation of two new thermostats on the big Detroit Diesel 6v92.
With that task behind me I dedicated the balance of the day to watching the Genesis Invitational PGA tournament being played at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. My son and I walked 18 holes at Riviera following Jack Nicklaus around the course back in the late 80's.....it was called the L.A. Open back then. For good measure I also through in another Jacuzzi session late afternoon.
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