I had quite an adventure this past weekend working on the south side barn roof. I spent a lot of time on Saturday checking to make sure everything is adequately square and level, and on Sunday I put up most of the rafters.
The time change is really noticeable when you are working outside! After the sun sets I still want to keep working for a couple of hours. I tried plugging some work lights into the generator, which works okay but the lights flicker when there’s a heavy load like a power tool. So I can’t see and cut at the same time, which isn’t terribly useful.
Luckily I have a Plan B! The little solar system that I built several years ago has a 150 watt inverter, which is enough to power some work lights while I use the generator to run the tools. Voila! Carpentry after dark!