It’s Nice to be Home

This post is really just an excuse to follow up on my last post. If you remember, I was staying at my son’s house taking care of his kitty, and taking advantage of the local rail trails near his house. As the time I submitted that last post, I was scheduled to be there one more day, thinking I had one more chance to ride and get some good photos.

Well, mere minutes after publishing that post, the winds from tropical storm Isaias kicked up, and the lights flickered off. That was on Tuesday. As of this writing, power is still off in the area, and they are estimating restoration sometime over the weekend.

So, rather than having a leisurely day riding my bike on my last day, I instead had a leisurely day picking up downed branches and sticks around the yard.

Back home now. It’s nice to be able to flick a switch and have a light come on. Or have a hot shower.

Just a short ride today. Here’s a photo of my bike in my very own driveway, and behind it my collectors of RADIATION.

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

7 response to "It’s Nice to be Home"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: August 7, 2020

    You have your own solar panels? I am jealous.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: August 7, 2020

      We do. It’s pretty common around here, with people having panels either in their own yards, or buying into community solar. The best part for us is that the previous owner installed the panels, so we get to enjoy the benefit without having had to shell out the cost of installation.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: August 7, 2020

    I’m with the others — loving your solar panels and being a bit envious.

  3. By: Laura Posted: August 7, 2020

    Awesome to have your own solar panels!

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: August 8, 2020

    Very good!! I was actually planning a solar panel pic here, too. I just had to find a property where it didn’t look like I was being some sort of shifty character taking a pic of someone’s home! So glad you’ve got your own panels though! They are VERY popular here; I think Oz has the highest number of rooftop solar panels per capita anywhere in the world.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: August 8, 2020

      I thought about doing a ride where I took pictures of as many panels as I could find. I could probably get a dozen or more within a few miles of my house. But I also decided that might be a little creepy taking pictures of a bunch of private homes. Just taking a picture of mine seemed safer. There are some community sites around (what I have in panels times 20). I might try to get a photo of one of those.

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