after a chicken salad bagel sandwich for lunch, i walked down to my community garden to water my plants. there was a crowd around my plot, with dave working in his garden, and wayne and his girlfriend bojana working in theirs. wayne didn't seem to recognize me, even though i'd gardened next to him for over 15 years. "wayne, it's me!" i shouted at him. in his defense, we were all wearing masks, but i think wayne just has a hard time remembering asian faces. dave was half-wearing his mask, had it just over his mouth, then wrapped around his neck when he was talking. i wanted to ask him about his amazing seedlings, he told me he bought them, didn't raise them from seeds. i ended up chatting with him for a bit while he gardened. at one point bruce and jack showed up, strolling through the garden while waiting for the mechanic to change the oil on the car before going to the fresh pond whole foods.
i didn't return to the house until 2:15pm. i was feeling a bit snacky but didn't want to eat anything unhealthy, until i realized i had frozen bags of edamame beans in the freezer. i ended up cooking a whole bag which took me just a few minutes to finish but at least it kept me from additional snacking.
today we hit another 50kWh+ day, 50.73kWh, the 10th 50kWh+ day this month. that means 1/3 of may we lived in the highest production echelons. we got 5 more days left in the month to make 180kWh to beat the all-time single-month production record. it's going to be close! i noticed the graph is also starting to flatten, which could be a combination of sun angle, higher temperature inefficiency, and cloud conditions.
for dinner i reheated some leftover barbecue ribs, a drumstick, and an ear of corn.