So I was supposed to be off today for the gutter install on the house. However I got an email around 3:30 yesterday saying the work was being postponed to Thursday. I thought the notice was rather late but at least they let me know instead of just no showing without notice which is how so many service businesses in SWFL operate. Luckily I was able to move my day off to Thursday to accommodate the change.
So as I mentioned a couple days ago, this past weekend I tried to do an alternative power run to the RV so we could hopefully run the AC unit to keep temps/humidity down. For almost a month we have had the blower fan in the RV running 24/7 to try to provide some temperature moderation but it didn’t seem to do much of anything besides blow hot outside air into the RV at a rapid pace. Well to add insult to injury, I got the electric bill yesterday and it had jumped something like $45 from the round the clock ineffective use of the AC fan out there. If I didn’t have the RV fan draw, I was hoping I would be able to see the first tangible benefits of having a reflective, heat repelling, metal roof on the house.
So anyway, after realizing having the AC running out there with my current electrical circuit configuration was a no go and that the having the fan on accomplishes nothing, we came up with a simpler plan. We ordered a small dehumidifier which will pull a fraction of the power but keep moisture from accumulating inside the structure. Cindy is also going to be trying to get out there more regularly to open up the RV so it can air out daily if possible.
I took the truck to work yesterday because I needed to pick up supplies afterward, dirty supplies. Over the winter I have been dumping bags of top soil in the area directly behind the chicken coop. My hope has been to create some additional high ground that the chickens can utilize when the unavoidable high standing water of Florida wet season returns. I have probably dumped 60-70 bags of top soil back there in total.
Well the last part of this plan was to put sod on top to stabilize the dirt. I had been waiting to do this part until consistent rain had returned. I hoped to get the sod at the Home Depot 5 minutes from the office but they had none. Luckily the bigger location 5 miles away still had a good amount of sod available. I loaded up the truck with 10 more bags of top soil with a chaser of 30 pieces of St Augustine sod.
I was outside working straight up until Cindy got home close to 7:30PM. It was tedious and dirty work but I like the end result. The deck of grass sits a good 6-8 inches higher than the low spots back there so I hope it can be the chickens island of tranquility during the stormy days of summer.
I just got a ship notice for an EUC being sent my way. For the first time ever it isn’t one I bought. Instead I have been lucky enough, thanks to my YouTube EUC presence, to be selected as one of a handful of people in the United States to get to test a new electric unicycle called the Ninebot Z10. This wheel was just up in NYC where it was tested by a BUNCH of local riders. In my case the testing will be isolated to me, unless Cindy, Daniel or Katie want to try it out. I am looking forward to getting the wheel to see if it lives up to the hype. I am actually burning two vacation days next week to dedicate to testing the wheel before I have to ship it to it’s next location.