Friday, May 28, 2021

Day 74, 75 - Centralia, WA

Thursday (74) - Today was another packing day. And it rained on/off for most of the day. I cleaned out the refrigerator/freezer giving the useable stuff to our friends here. This morning, the batteries were at 72% since both furnaces were running last night. Even with the rain and overcast, we were back up to ??% by late afternoon. I’ve unplugged just about everything that I can think of and we are still drawing about 60watts. This is with the inverter running to power the HomeAssistant server and associated microprocessors, the Victron Raspberry Pi monitor, and the Ubiquity WiFi. Refrigerator and it’s fans are turned off. The propane is shut off at the tank, all other AC devices are unplugged. I really need to find a way to run the WiFi and Pi’s off of 12VDC so I don’t need to keep the inverter running. 

Friday (75)
- All packed up, I think. The roof vent is set for 84°F and two desiccant buckets are set out to absorb moisture. I think it’ll be fine. 
The refrigerator/freezer doors are open. I did leave the night light to automatically turn on/off as the power consumption is pretty small. Both LED lights are about 1watt combined. 

I drove up to Burlingame, WA, which is about 25 miles south of the Alaska State Ferry terminal. I didn’t want to deal with Seattle traffic on a holiday weekend when I needed to be somewhere by a certain time. I found a hotel using my free night with Hotels.com. Candlewood Suites. Pretty nice place. I picked up an electric kettle from the Bed, Bath and Beyond store across the street as well as some sandals from the discount shoe store to replace the ones that broke a few weeks back.

Today was a sunny day in Centralia and the batteries were back up to 100% by mid afternoon. It’ll be interesting to watch this through the summer. This graph is from the Victron portal. I am also able to access the HomeAssistant server and the new thermostat. The only thing I am using the thermostat for is a second check on the inside temperature. 

4 comments:

Lynne Goebeler said...

Safe travels home!

RichardM said...

Thank you!

redlegsrides said...

Safe travels RichardM....

You wrote: Even with the rain and overcast, we were back up to ??% by late afternoon. I’ve unplugged just about everything that I can think of and we are still drawing about 60watts.

60 watts?!? I worry when my Killawatt device reports more than 30 watt draw but then again my solar panel capacity and storage capacity is quite minimal compared to yours!

SonjaM said...

Also wishing you safe travels, Richard. Keep well!