Adventure Location: Lake Amistad, Texas
The OFM noticed that the batts were down to 50% of the usable capacity this morning. The mornings have been very gray until after noon. With the low sun angle and only a half day at best, the batts were not getting a full input each day. It took four days of digression to get to this point but it was time to take action.
The OFM grabbed the tilt bars for tilting the solar panels. As usual he had an OOOPS in progress. Two of the attachment bolts had been used on the front gravel guard mounts and not replaced. So the OFM climbed onto the very wet roof to raise one panel. The dew set this morning had left everything wet like a light rain had hit.
During the acrobatics for getting low on the roof without sitting in the water to screw the brackets in place and attach the tilted panel, the OFM somehow managed to rack his right hip severely. The panel went up easily and helped a lot on the electrical production in the afternoon.
However the OFM needed a mega dose of ibuprofen and some horizontal time to regain some mobility. He is doing adequately this evening but his time doing flips and jumps is woefully limited for now.
Later this afternoon two motorhomes came rolling into the campground. It is Jim and Gayle and their friend Debbie. Debbie has a wonderful pup named Elliot. That pup is a friendly ear scratching sponge. Jim and Gayle have a blog that is fun to read. http://littleadventures-jg.blogspot.com/ They are world class bicyclists and SightSeer got to meet some very upper class bicycles.
That wonderful human Billy Bob got busy and caught two fish today. The OFM managed to not catch any thing again. BB even got a picture of the second one. Sadie Mae, his pup, never lies and confirmed the first catch which the OFM did not see. So even though there is picture evidence on only one fat bass, we will give him credit for two fish today. BB was suffering also from some physical distress. We make a heck of a gimped up pair at times.
With a little luck the two gimps will be heading to Rough Canyon on the Devils River to attempt to lower the lake level a few feet by catching too many fish again. The visit will at the least be another great time of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.