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Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 2/9/2019 10:25:48 PM

Things move slowly during the winter months, which is just the way it is.  I have tried to keep busy, though nothing seemed worthy of a post all by itself.  I thought maybe today I might catch up a few items:
  • The most annoying thing is probably that one of my three charge controllers seems dead, while another seems to be malfunctioning.  Charge Controller #2 shows it's getting current but not a thing is going into the batteries as amperage according to the monitoring tool.  And then just for fun, Charge Controller #1 seems to be completely "frozen"--it doesn't respond to button presses or resets at all.  To add icing onto the cake it does actually do its thing, but apparently it has lost its internal upper amperage limit--it hits the 80A limitation on the hardware and trips the breaker.  Happens most sunny days ~10:00 AM....danged annoying.  

  • This means right now I'm running Tanglewood on one good and one semi-good charge controller.  

    Yes, Solar LeRoy has been summoned!  More soon I hope.

  •  I finally started sorting and evaluating all of the furniture I inherited from Colleen's grandmother (she passed away just under two  years ago).  First up was an older dresser, rather smaller than I would like for just about anything.  I had considered simply donating to the local ARC but there was simply no way I was going to wish it on anybody while it was still that hideous lime-green shade that for some reason was popular in the 1970s.  It's received two coats of the Special Walnut shade I used on the door and now that I have some more rollers I'll work on trying to finish it more properly.  After THAT it may still be donated rather than find a place here at Tanglewood, but at least it won't be lime-green!  *shudder*

  •  Work on the chandelier has been proceeding.  I took down all of the weights that I left up there as a test after a couple of weeks and proceeded to thread the eye-hook through the fan mount that will hold everything.  And that's when I ran into a problem...it turned out the eye-hook I had wasn't quite long enough to pass through the downrod.  Well dang it.....

    I fetched a slightly longer one this afternoon while running around and hopefully will finish what I started tomorrow.   Assuming I have all of the weight-supporting hardware in place, I can then test how big a housing I need to cover everything up to make it pretty (of course the housing/base that was with the original ceiling fan went with it when I gave it away).  

  •  Since the weather was decidedly unpleasant and the stain I'd applied to the afore-mentioned dresser was in the process of drying I decided to get some more curtains up.  I'd been wanting to get proper curtains along the upper hallway for a while--both they and the curtain rods had been mocking me every time I walked by them--so I gave in and took a couple of hours to put everything up.  Now that there are curtains I can finish hanging up pictures along that hallway as well, which is a plus.

That's more or less what I've been doing over the last couple of weeks, that and sussing out that there was in fact a problem with some of the solar equipment anyway.  But it's all progress, and it's all goodly!


Steven in Colorado

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Snapshot from one end of the hallway....
...and then again from the other end. I guess in retrospect I probably should have turned those lights on....


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