Besides the hundreds of books I left in our cabin we also left behind our solar system. Ah you thought I was going to be sentimental about possessions did you?! Yes I miss our solar power. Now I was not emotionally attached to the solar, it is hard to get too emotionally attached to any one thing, but I miss the solar because of its reliability.
Perhaps we are just lucky and it is not really this rainy in central Florida, but it seems like every day has the potential for hurricane like storms. Yesterday was no exception. We were all hanging out in the living room listening to the Saturday NPR programs when all of a sudden Maverick became really upset and jumps on the couch between Norwood and I. Cooing and petting him we could not understand why in the world he suddenly became so upset and then the storm rolled in. Such heavy rain the power was knocked out (just for a bit… to be fair it popped right back on). Not once in our five year Thoreauen experience did the power go out. Well I take that back when there was no sun, absolutely no sun and the batteries had absolutely no charge…none, zip, zero the power would go out. But looking back the solar seemed so stable compared to regular electric.
But in times like this where I romance our solar power I also have to remind myself that it was not perfect and this new fangled electric all the kids are using does have its perks. For one I can run my coffee pot and have my laptop charging at the same time! A beautiful thing. It really is!