I’ll keep this short. We have a planned power outage today for an upgrade to our electrical panel. It’s four to five hours without electricity. Who knows? That’s why I’m powerless today. I’m using my iphone as a hotspot to write this post. I want to conserve my iphone and laptop battery until the power is back on — so I won’t ramble on too much. FYI the upgrade has to do with solar panels.
As far as my Bird Buddy goes, I haven’t been posting any photos lately because a covey of quail jumped on it all at once and the bird feeder flew off the fence into the wash. The solar panel roof hit hard on the ground, popped off and the usb-c connection broke in half.
I contacted Bird Buddy to see if I could get a new cord, but they said I needed to order a new solar panel roof. They sent me a code for a discount, but the solar panel roof isn’t expected to ship until late February or early March. Also, we need to find a better place for the Bird Buddy so it’s stable and can’t be knocked over by wind or greedy feeding birds.
If your power is out, what’s do you miss using the most?
When you don’t have electricity, do you find yourself forgetting the power is out and try to use something like the microwave? I found myself hitting the lights in the dark bathroom.
The power being out isn’t a huge deal unless it’s cold- my heaters won’t work without electricity. It’s pretty rare that we have outages here which is odd since we have overhead power lines and tons of trees… I only get concerned if we have strong winds.
My heat doesn’t work either without electricity — and it’s cold this week! You’re fortunate not to have more power outages with trees and overhead lines.
Least Monday we had power outages of 15-20 hours through out the country. It was very inconvenient as everything gradually ran out of power.
That would be unnerving to have a nationwide power outage!
It was and they weren’t giving any updates either.
That’s terrible! At least we get updates from the power companies every few hours. Or can look them up online
It was a weird outage. Our country is going through a very difficult phase right now. Foreign exchange reserves are down, don’t have money to import essential goods and a general environment of unrest.
Our bird camera died on the second day, but they replaced it for free. Our first camera was a dud. Our bird camera feeder is also popular with a woodpecker. He resembles yours.
The woodpeckers in our yard are bullies.
If there is food to be had, they chasie other birds away. They are in a pair also. The female is mostly gray without the flashing red head.
So, I am noticing our woodpecker does the same thing. I guess they are all alike. 🤣
Any creature that makes holes in trees and our saguaros you have to watch out for!
I didn’t even think of him making holes! Gah…
They make nests in our saguaros.
Not being able to flush…
My brother has electric toilets. I don’t understand that!
It’s an height thing…over three floors water just doesn’t carry
Oh! We’ve always lived in a singe story house.
We don’t have too many power outages fortunately, but yes I am always hitting the lights when its out and then telling myself DUH!
We are getting solar panels and our electricity was off for the entire day as they changed the breaker box.
Wow on being off for the entire day!!
We have talked about getting solar panels. Hope you like them . Would be interested to hear.
They will be finished with the installation tomorrow. I’ll let you know.
Great! Thanks. 🙂