Sunday, December 5, 2021

Day 12, 13 - Orlando, FL - TT

Saturday (12)
 - I started the day with a test session. They decided to have an early session for those on eastern or central time. Since it was in the morning, there was plenty of bandwidth on AT&T. The campground WiFi works for YouTube streaming but doesn't seem to like apps similar to Zoom. Probably since the upload is about the same as the download. 

After the test session, I went up on the roof again to check out glue and Dicor on the new plumbing vents. They felt pretty solid so I'll call that project done. I also tested each solar panel to see if the current output was about the same for each panel. The short circuit current, Isc, was around 6 amps for all three of the panels. The low sun angle, even here in FL, meant a loss of about 41% from what they are rated. The maximum azimuth of the sun here in Orlando is 38° from the horizon. 

Just as I had finished up on the roof, I received a call from the salesman in Idaho. He said that it looked like our Jeep had finally arrived at the dealer in a very unusual Saturday delivery. After it was unloaded from the truck, he took some pictures to demonstrate that it had actually arrived. Now, time to start the rest of the process and decide how to get it to wherever we are. The current plan is I get a road trip from Idaho to Florida.

Sunday (13) - I don't think I have any projects to do today. At least as far as I know. Bridget is flying in tonight from her trip home. Unfortunately, her flight from Seattle to Orlando was delayed by about 5 hours turning a late afternoon arrival into a late evening arrival. 

I went for a walk around the park and this really is a big place. The roads seem to go on and on and on. But since it was 80°F, not at all what I’m used to, I headed back after a couple of miles. 

When I arrived at the pool it was clear and sunny. Sometime over the past hour, clouds moved in. And the temperature dropped to 75°F. But it’s still nice to be not cold. 


  1. Great news on the Jeep even if it does make for a long road trip. We are also enjoying Florida’s Fall temperatures and fewer bugs. We are still dealing with some no-see-ums and mosquitoes, but it’s nothing like it was during the rainy, hot, and very humid Summer months. I would not want to spend much time in FL in the hotter months, but I could really get used to daytime temps like these.

    1. I’m always up for a road trip. The route will be partially determined by the weather along the route. No mosquitoes here (so far) just lots of people. But I’m liking the temperatures…