The solar installation is complete. Tuesday I went into work for a couple of hours and then went home after it got light enough to see what I was doing, so that I could move “My Spot” over to Folsom Lake RV (FLRV) to get the rest of the stuff done, Harry the service manager got George right on it. The Inverter came in on Monday, so that got installed in the front compartment near the two new batteries. There is still room for a portable generator, but that will have to be strapped in so a not to be able to interfere with the inverter. He also finished whatever he had to do in the control panel. I can now see the percentage of all the tanks rather that the lights that I couldn’t figure out.
Harry next to the new control panel George installing the inverter
I was going to go back to work for a few hours, but that wouldn’t be possible because I didn’t have any place to leave Angel, (I couldn’t leave her in the truck). Instead I went over to the Social Security office to see what I have to do to sign up for Part B. She gave me the forms that I had to get my employer to fill out. I then took a run out to IKEA to check out their Chair/Bed and how much it would weigh. I also shopped in the Swedish Food section to stock up on some things that I usually get there. On the way back I stopped off at the HR Department at my work to get the papers filled out, but had to make an appointment. Then it was back to FLRV to see how they were progressing.
I made it home just before dark. There was this magnificent sunset, unfortunately no picture. With help from some neighbors as spotters, I got the rig in place, avoiding the tree, water tank and another parked RV. It was already dark while I did the hookups. I had a problem getting the water hooked up, even though I had a “quick connect” connection. I just gave up and put some water in the tank so that I would have water in the morning and just use the pump. Then went inside and put most everything away. No fireplace and the tuner for the TV wouldn’t come on. I was too tired to figure it out, so it was off to bed. Three o’clock comes awfully early. I would just deal with it when I got back home from work. I just will have to get used to all the little “hiccups” and deal with them one at a time. Such is life of a full-timer.
The other thing that I did on Tuesday was to give my notice at work. I will retire on , drum roll please January 5, 2012. with the holidays, that’s only 7 days that I have to work. It sure is a bit scary, reducing my income by so much. So now the count is on. I will probably pay my park rent for January and take that time to corral the rest of the ducks.
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Angel patiently waiting for her house to be finished.