Smoke Dark Moon
It’s been an interesting day, cutting wood in the relative warmth of -15
and being able to turn off the generator,
warm enough not to have to worry about warming it up to start it.
So I turned on the 3000W inverter to recharge the computer battery, and it started, then hiccuped and burbed and popped and smoked a bit.
I pulled the empty cords out, pulled the solar generator, cut power to the batteries for the camper, but I do not have a cut off for the battery to the inverter line.
It just fried itself.
Already done and stinky electric fire …
Under warranty, but it took a while to get the replacement.
Home, it was already dark, and cold at -28°C and getting colder faster than forecast so I expect -30° will be well met, since it’s already now -29° and forecast to drop four more degrees before morning, of course the low was expected to be -28° and it’s already -29°. So -33° maybe?
Here it just dropped to -30°. By morning here -34 or so?
As I was out to start the generator, the moon shone a sliver over the trees, and the smoke from the chimney gave a back stop to the darkness broken by the moon.
Slivers of delight, in small ways, the glory of the solitude, all quiet except the generator going to stay warm and circulate the warm air in here.
Sleep and dream of a world where truth is valued most.