Cabin Life: I am happy to report that the batteries were at 12.33v this morning! So after about 10 hours of runing the fridge and freezer as well as the HugesNet modem and the wireless router the batteries are still sitting at about 65% of capacity. Of course I'd like to see that up around 95% but considering the abuse they have taken and the length of their life (golf cart batteries are only about a 3 to 5 year battery when used like this - so I'm told) I'd say that's pretty good. And considering I'll be adding 4 more to the bank (taking it from 8 to 12) then I'm guessing I should be able to make it more then one long night before the generator needs to run Speaking of which, it was nice to just walk out and hit the 'manual' button and hear it come to life and start to power the cabin again (which means charging up the batteries). I'll run it a couple hours this morning to get the batteries back up 85-95% and then let it rest while I work on the auto start. Only bad news I have this morning is that it rained last night and is still drizzling a bit. Why bad news? Becuase if the sun doesn't come out today I won't have much luck getting the solar panel charging system running. I do have a backup pan though for today: 4 golf cart batteries that I can wheel over to the well and maybe hook up in series to give me the 24vdc I need to run the pump. Only problem I see at the moment is that I'm not sure I have cables to hook them up with.