I went out to the cabin yesterday for the first time since January. Everything was as I had left it. There was still some snow in a few places that don't see much sun.

The solar array was working great. The batteries were fully charged and the controller in float mode.

When I arrived, there were a few deer standing around the cabin.

I didn't do too much work, just some minor things to ready the cabin for overnight stays:

  1. Replaced the piezo igniter on the heater. The one it came with only worked about 2% of the time.
  2. Installed a porch light. I found out there are a lot of fancy porch lights, some of them expensive. I couldn't decide on one so I just used a $5 model for now.
  3. Installed a wall clock in the loft upstairs.
  4. Put a cheap light upstairs to use by the bed since the room switch is on the opposite wall.
  5. Installed the switches and wall plugs in the loft.
  6. Installed a carbon monoxide detector I got for Christmas.

Over the winter I built the composting toilet I'll use permanently in the cabin.

A few weeks ago I bought a "game camera" to install out at the cabin for security. I tested it in my backyard for a couple of days first.