We just had 48 rolls of toilet paper delivered on a Sunday and it cost less than going to our local grocery story, and I had to hardly do a thing. I used the box to put all the deliveries from prior Amazon deliveries which I use to start the fires to burn down the flood debris at the causeways, and simply put the rolls in the laundry room. If a porta potty needs extra tp, we have it now.
I had to go about 25 miles to a Lowes to get some lumber. I filled the dump truck up and then when I returned I filled it again. It cost $25 gas to pick up the lumber, and I know Amazon will never deliver construction material, but you begin to see the savings of just keeping your vehicle parked.
I ordered the 40 watt solar panel and controller. I already have the inverters. I will begin to build the floor and then frame the walls and my wife will be bringing the billboard vinyl we have been using on the project in Florida. We will tie the structure into the trees so if it floods the electronics will not float to Memphis. also in a rush we can store the poles, stakes, and tent right at the site, rather than packing everything up and taking it up by the house. We also purchase battery gauges which will allow us to monitor the charge condition of the batteries. We will play with this but it will be nice when friends and family come out to enjoy the islands that they now can camp on them without the hassle of setting up tents. This has been expensive, but in light of my decline it will be nice to spend time with folks fishing and boating and generally enjoying nature.
My best week of the month has always been the week before my sando shot. Doing much better the last two days and I unloaded 12 sheets of plywood and about 40 2x4s......feel pretty good. I will show photos next weekend, as I think I should have one tent set up finished. I also am cutting out a door to the garage where there was a window. I have to be careful because this garage is probably close to sixty years old. We just need to keep some of our equipment out of the rain and I will be building a side shed with a vinyl cover for the golf cart, ATV, and John Deere commercial mower, but will keep the bobcat in the steel shipping container. A very productive day with minimal pain......all good.