Managed a very quick trip to the cabin to check on things and put my temp logger back into the heater for one more attempt at getting some readings. It was 37F at the cabin and the heater was showing 59F at about 11am. First thing I noticed (besides all the snow) was that the bricks had fallen over under the heater.
They placed in the snow so I anticipated this and had placed a 1x6 'leg' for extra support to prevent the heater from falling.
Got them back up and shimmed up under the heater. I'll make this permanent in better weather
Now that the snow is off the roof I can order the solar panel racks and get my new panels up and working.
Place looks about two weeks behind where it usually is this time of year (meaning colder and more snow)
This is very encouraging as it should mean lots of water in the mountains again this year (which means less chance of big fires).
I'm milling the next few weekends so won't have time to do much at the cabin but with luck I can get the tractor going again and start falling some trees for milling up for this years projects.