Sunday, August 5, 2012

Security System

While purusing our nearest walmart i threw this deeply discounted package of solar lights in the buggy to be used as our first line of defense against would-be thieves. I did not get around to unpacking them until about 6 pm.  Until then they had been lying on the hot desertesque earth since our 9 am arrival to the ranch.   And, yes, since it is obvious that I won't be harvesting any crops here anytime in the near future I am now referring to our small slice of paradise as "the ranch" and not "the farm".

Back to the security system shall we?  As one can see by this picture, the compacted heat inside the unpacked box of 8 solar lights caused some meltage on the lovely clear plastic housings.  I was still able to snap them together but just barely.  As long as they produce lights along a drive i figured they would serve their intended purpose.  If Chelsea would have been there last weekend she would have laughed her as off!  Then again, if she was there these badboys would have been unpacked and assembled in the car on the way to the ranch.  Thus, eliminating the entire situation in the first place.

I thought about returning them but they all produce light and I think they are funky fresh.  Now they look like hi-dollar handblown glass instead of plastic so cheap it melts in the midday heat.  To be fair, I think the solar panels were collecting energy from the sun's heat through the cardboard box and these were all crammed together-like.

They make me smile.  I'm keeping them!

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