A storm was rolling in

2016-07-25 22_40_12 2016-07-25 22_42_45I need to get better at low light photography, this was only captured with a smartphone and it doesn’t do the storm justice. In June we also had the most fireflies we have ever seen and I couldn’t capture their light show properly.

2nd time in less than 6 months

That we get hit with completely unforecast high winds; like last time, old timers tell me they’ve never seen something like this. We lost many trees, and among other things, the solar panels went flying. I will definitely take this new reality in consideration for future building projects.

The only photo taken during, it didn’t last very long but it was completely insane.


The aftermath, the forest is a mess of huge trees having domino’d on one another


Right at the edge of the field, looks like the storm has made some decisions for me.

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Fortunately, none of the panels were cracked. We were back online on battery the same evening and I brought back 2/3rd of the panels the next morning (which is plenty in the Summer). I bought ground anchors and will modify the panel holders for more strength. It’s amazing they moved, they weight a ton.

Shingling exterior walls


It’s hard to keep up with posting about all the projects going on this Summer. This one however is very satisfying to go through for it gives you an idea of how beautiful the house will look when it’s finished.