Tankless Water Heater Install & Northwest Fires are Affecting our Solar Panels

It seems this summer, that firewood and the tankless water heater were the majority of my progress.  The weeks have passed by rapidly.  Family has come to visit and days have been filled with which project to do next. Having the tankless water heater working has been a blessing. After a long day working in … Continue reading Tankless Water Heater Install & Northwest Fires are Affecting our Solar Panels

Reality Check… we live off grid (part 1: of our transition period)

Sometimes my wife and I have to remind ourselves that we live off the grid.  We do not receive any electricity from the power company. We make our own electricity using our solar panels and sometimes back up gas generator in a pinch. During evenings, I like to unwind by watching Youtube on the television.  … Continue reading Reality Check… we live off grid (part 1: of our transition period)

Preparing for a winter storm … Grateful to be off grid

During the last storm in our area, many people were left with out power for days because the wind had knocked out the power in several places.  Many homes today are designed to be completely dependent on the grid.  When a power outage occurs, the obvious lights, electronic devices, and refrigeration goes down, but that … Continue reading Preparing for a winter storm … Grateful to be off grid