Mrs Widds And The Solar Panels

We decided we needed another week to finish off all the projects that the inclement (and I use that term with no small amount of irony) weather delayed. Lawns to mow that required at least one day without rain, and other assorted outside final maintenance tasks, that sort of thing.

Lo and behold, today was the 2nd day in a row without rain. We don’t count showers anymore. There’s no point.

I mowed the front lawn for the last time, ever! I’ve been mowing that lawn every Spring, Summer, and Autumn, for ten years. If I never have to mow a lawn again it will be too soon.

And Mrs Widds … remember that video I did a little while back where we tested our solar panels? … and we had a power outage immediately after?

Well, today was the day she installed one of them on our RV roof!

I think she likes it up there ... however, note those looming dark clouds

I think she likes it up there … however, note those looming dark clouds

She did an absolute bang-up job, and I love her to bits, and back together again.

The view from the roof

The view from the roof

Our new departure date is the 7th, and although rain is forecast from now until then, we’ll be able to finish everything in spite of it.

And I’ll never have to mow that lawn again!


36 comments on “Mrs Widds And The Solar Panels

  1. there is always far more to do than is realized!
    I’d coat those screw heads to stop water penetration.

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  2. Just one panel? We had a house roof full of them – but houses use a lot of electricity.

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    • Widdershins says:

      It’s in the nature of an experiment. Being firmly attached to the flat roof of the trailer it will never optimise the sun’s rays, but it will provide a constant trickle-charge when we’re travelling. We left the other one to see how effective it can be when we’re parked somewhere and we can move it to track the sun.
      If we work out the bugs when we’re travelling, it will make setting up a system that much easier when we’re settled again.


  3. I mowed the lawn today too–heavy going in spots! Lawns are at their lushest now. I don’t water ours in the summer, except the parts that happen to be close to perennial beds. By July, mowing is infrequent. Of course the lawns look lousy then.
    But you’re done with all that!

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  4. Ian Hutson says:

    Sheep. Nature’s lawnmowers. I take one with me wherever I go.

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  5. Good for Mrs Widds. It took me 3 hours to mow the lawns at Newark. Now we have a graa postage stamp

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  6. TanGental says:

    I’m a martyr to my lawns… bon voyage!

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  7. cagedunn says:

    It’s happenin’.

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  8. Sandra Walsh says:

    Not long to go now! How exciting. Bon voyage … A new chapter in your book of life πŸ˜‰

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    • Widdershins says:

      It will be nice to get out of this temperate rainforest area, that’s for sure! πŸ™‚ … but in a few months I’ll probably be grumbling about the heat, or the wildfires, or some other climate variant. My ideal ambient temperature is 15-22C, with at least two days a week of sunshine. πŸ˜€

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  9. It’s ‘NO Mow May’ here, an excellent reason for not mowing to allow the grasses to seed and dear little insects to enjoy. I have actually mowed my little lawns, but only in the middle, avoiding akward spots.

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  10. quiall says:

    Ha ha ha! One day closer to lift off…

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  11. Hurrah to no more mowing! That’s cool you have a solar panel on your RV. Way to go, Missus Widds!

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  12. acflory says:

    -grin- I wish I could stop mowing the grass [we don’t have lawn, just assorted weeds]. Congratulations to Mrs Widds for getting up there and installing the solar panel. It’s really getting down to the pointy bit now, isn’t it? πŸ˜€

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  13. Jay says:

    Congrats, you deserve it!

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