I honestly never thought we would be getting to this point. We installed our solar panels this weekend. We have fourteen 325 watt Canadian Solar solar panels. They are HEAVY. At peak (most solar panels can be expected to run at 80% in full sun), but at peak they can product 4550 watts of energy. … Continue reading SOLAR!!!
Last weekend we built a retaining wall around the remaining bit of exposed tires. In 90+ degree heat we built a wall, and honestly felt like we were going to die. We had such great plans for how much of the wall we were going to have built. It was supposed to be 7 feet … Continue reading The wall
There is so much to keep track of right now. We are having the metal for the roof delivered in the next day or two, then the roofers can start putting it up. We also are finishing the battery house so we can start installing the rest of the electric (possibly this weekend and into … Continue reading Juggling a lot.
We almost finished building the battery house this weekend. We have a box with a door that locks and would have finished it entirely but it started to rain just as we were putting the metal on the roof. It probably has another 2.5 hours of work Left to get it complete, then we have … Continue reading Battery house!
Today we met with a new roofer who we were very impressed with. As long as his quote comes back at a fairly reasonable price (which we are pretty sure it will since he already gave us a ballpark that we liked) we should be getting our roof up in the next two weeks. We … Continue reading Things are about to move fast
After setting aside the money for the roof and septic we decided that since it was way too wet today to do what we wanted to do that we were going to spend the day planning and shopping. We purchased all of the large items we need for the rest of the electric to go … Continue reading When it rains… buy stuff
This post is a little late but ... our part of the roof is ON!!! I'm a bit excited about this! The best option for the last bit of trusses was to build 10'foot tall scaffolding. It took three and a half hours to build the scaffolding and 45 minutes to put up the trusses. … Continue reading We did it!!