Sunday, September 5

We’re rich!

Yesterday was another in a string of hot days here, a touch over 100°F (38°C) so I ran the backup generator to fill the batteries of the solar power system. Hot days mean low power from solar panels, and I wanted to give the new well water pump a tryout. I ran the pump for about four hours and got a nearly-full water tank! Down just a bit less than two feet from the top, that means we got about 1,800 gallons (6,800 liters) of water! Finally I can start feeding all the trees and plants what they need to get through this hot spell.

I can flush the toilet after every use! I can take a shower (whether I need one or not)! I can brush my teeth! And everything around here will smell so much nicer.

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