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New Direction, New site

Hello everyone.

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that this blog will be heading a new direction and will have all new content.  Obviously blogging about my life isn’t going so hot… mostly because I don’t do anything exciting.

That being said, I’m going to try to keep up with once a week posts after the new direction is decided and going.

Stay Tuned!

America in Distress : Post-Election 2016

Before you go up in arms about the title, and the featured image… Chill out a bit, and read a few lines.  This post is probably not going to go the way that you think it is.

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Solar Panel Surgery : Part Deux incoming

About a week ago, I moved my solar panels at my garden shed to get a bit better sun coverage… thinking that a primary line casting a shadow across 2 of the panels was causing my wattage output to plummit….   I was wrong; after some investigation, it’s going to be time to perform some more solar panel surgery.   Same panel, same joint, just on the other side.   Hopefully this is the last surgery that I’ll have to perform on this array.

While testing and moving the panels, I also found that I had a bad battery in my battery bank, so I’ll also need to start looking for a replacement set of batteries.   I’m going back and forth on this, as I’m not entirely sure how I want to approach my next battery bank.

Check back for the surgery update!