Tuesday, April 8, 2008
First Night in the Wonder Egg
3/25/08 - Good morning world . . . !!! Life is gooood as I looked out the windows and see the sun glittering off the lake surface through the beautiful and barren winter forest. Coffee pot is on with my 12v Cuisenart 4-cupper and the brew is strong.
It doesn't get much better than this . . .
Yesterday was a long day, 'cause I asked Oliver to put on yet another upgrade and they said "Why SURE Pete!" (you really have to love these people) I added a converter that will enable me to use power stored in the batteries to run 110v ac as desired. Now each of my numerous electrical outlets has one recepticle to run off shore power and the other off the battery which will be recharged from the solar panel. More flexibility built in to the Wonder Egg.
Arrived at the campsite after sunset and did a quicjk hookup to city water & electric. Spent the next several hours setting up house as I enjoyed the first DVD in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Nice crisp picture on the flat screen and great surround sound from the 4 speakers.
Temp was in the high 20s overnight here on the Natches Trace, and, as I figured (when I was warm & cozy in bed) the hose delivering city water froze outside. No problem, I simply opened the tap in the bathroom which ran with a trickle, but after a few minutes there was full pressure as thr in-line ice melted from the new flow. next time I'll be sure to put some in the holding tank whch is protected from freezing.
Source of heat overnight was a tiny thermostat controlled electric heater. Saved on propane, quiet, and very adequate to the task.
Cell pone booster works on AT&T and Verison but not on Sprint, cause they've ceeded thus territory to the others and there is zippo, nada signal out there for the amplifier to boost on Sprint. Yet . . . my Spriint air-data apparently works just fine!
Well, that's it for now . . . having fun getting into the swing of things.