I had a few odds and ends on the dICEHOUSE wishlist that I took care of this weekend. First, off to Menards for a couple of tubes of clear silicone caulk (Thank you, anomalous 40 degree day for melting the snow and letting me know how un-watertight the shanties are.)
While I was there, I noticed some signs for 50% off all holiday decor. I headed immediately to the lighting shelves to see what solar powered items were left. Answer? Nearly all! I scored some hefty 4v 4"x4" weatherproof solar cells connected to long strings of LED rice lights that will add just the right ambiance to our shanties. This is probably more exciting for me than you, but seriously, if you want to mess around with solar panels, hit Menards ASAP before everything is gone.