Monthly Archives: June 2018

The road to Florida

On the road to Florida we found the Smallest Church in America. We also found a road to know where. You can find the video at: https://youtu.be/uG8WUtsGKL4. I hope you enjoy it. The coastal highway was really at great route to take.

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Van Cleaning

This week I want to thank my friends Katie and Helen for helping me clean the van. They actually did all the cleaning and camera work in this video. You can check the video out here: https://youtu.be/PBfrKOmW9Ak

BIG THANKS!

Walking in my ancestors footsteps

Tonight I put up a video that making meant more to me than I could explain. We started the day out at the Bush river Quaker Cemetery in New Berry, SC. Several of my ancestors are buried there. It was very very cool to walk around the cemetery and meeting house location. To think I can trace my family back to this exact spot.

Then we headed off to Savannah, GA. I love Savannah, I was stationed close to there many years ago and hadn’t been back since I left the Army. Although the city has change, more likely my memory, it was still very beautiful. One of my favorite place!

You can find the video here: https://youtu.be/jmj1H4lyZ5U, I hope you enjoy it.

Testing today

So last night I upgraded my inverter, a change I had to make due to my refrigerator change. So let me back up a bit. I had a dorm size mini fridge I had bought off Craigslist. The fridge worked fine when I used it in the van, but the compressor never stopped running. It was just really old. So I replaced it with a newer more efficient refrigerator. I choose the BLACK+DECKER BCRK25V Compact Refrigerator Energy Star Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, 2.5 Cubic Ft., VCM – https://amzn.to/2syL6pH. It is running great, but I ran into one problem when I got it. My inverter was under powered to run it. I ordered a new inverter, the Cobra CPI 880 800 Watt 12 Volt DC to 120 Volt AC Power Inverter with 5 Volt USB output – https://amzn.to/2xLws3d. I got a deal on a refurbished one. I last night I had a chance to switch out the inverter, I plugged the fridge in and it ran great. So I shut it down and planned to do some testing today. My house battery bank was at 13.1 volts when I parked here at work this morning. Just took a walk out to van over lunch, the house batteries are now at 13.7 and the fridge is ice cold. Everything is running on the solar panels and a surplus of energy is being produced.

Next round of testing will be to see how long the inverter and fridge and run with now power being supplied by the solar panels.

Behind on my videos, but trying to catch up.

I know I am behind on my video uploads and I am sorry. Turns out on my new camera I took to Florida, I accidentally turned on the mic. So I really should have read the manual, before the trip not after. I am having to do voice overs and that is taking longer than expected. You can expect 2 videos from me today though. I am rendering and uploading one now and have the next one ready to go. You can find it at: https://youtu.be/frzNOBdcJnE. When the other video goes up I wont be blogging that one.