so it was under these conditions that i spent most of the day slowly updating the backlog of blog entries before they get lost in time. my mother called me in the afternoon, said they had a spillover tenant, a young woman from china doing a 2 month stint at the center for astrophysics arriving in a little more than a week. good thing i never did anything to the guest bedroom, left it empty since annie left.
the FT08 RC 150A watt meter arrived in the mail today, left on my doorstep. this is the second watt meter i've ordered, but the first one i've seen out of the box because the previous one was shipped directly to my parents' house. price has come down: i paid $8.55 for the first meter, but this one only cost $6.55. it shows data like current, voltage, and power (wattage), good things to know to check the status of our floating solar panels and batteries.
the bad weather killed any chance of having a good solar production day, october started inauspiciously electricity production-wise. for dinner i made the last of my chicken salad. instead of making my own dressing, i just used some ready made parmesan dressing i had in the fridge. i cut up my radishes which were already soft (maybe i should've kept them in water). the chicken had been in my fridge for a week, it didn't smell bad and tasted okay, but afterwards i felt a little weird. not like diarrhea weird, but woozy kind of weird, and i waited to pass out or exhibit some symptoms but the feeling simply passed.