That was a complete surprise.
I was not expecting it, as in the summer, with the longer days, I get plenty of sun/daylight to charge my off grid system batteries.
And I'll admit that I get into a habit of not checking the panel to see how charged my batteries get each day.
Since I didn't have full sun the day before yesterday, I hadn't noticed I didn't get a full charge, and then the power available is 'soft' and easy to use up when heating anything!
And as yesterday was a big rain day here, the daylight was limited, so 'charging' of my batteries just couldn't happen, until I got some sunshine again.
That made me 'need' to start the woodstove, so I could heat water for my coffees.
I wasn't ready to want to start making my food with a hot woodstove, so I just ate a muffin, a few sandwiches & fruit for the day.
Because I had just gone through my easy season, I didn't even have all the smaller batteries I use charged up.
My camera batteries were a good example.
I took the one picture of the kettle and those batteries were completely used up.
Thankfully I did have a few extra sets of smaller batteries for my headlamp, and larger ones for the lantern.
My diligence for watching how much power I have and my planning mode, on the best way to use a days power, have now begun again...as good practice to get me through the next bunch of months.
Of course my plans for the day got completely changed.
No computer, internet or answering emails.
No ironing the pile of fabrics I need for some quilt blocks I'm working on.
What did I do for the rest of yesteday and this morning, until I got my power back?
I'm all powered up now and am catching up!