Uh-oh, rain and charging at work?
Well, as some of you know, it’s been raining forever in the New York City area (it feels like we’ve seen the sun for about a half day every week or so for the past two months). But did I think about that when I arranged yesterday to get a free “fill-up” today? Nope! So this morning I realized, with an outside outlet at the self-storage business, I couldn’t risk charging it there with the rain coming down. I assume it’s a no-no, though I have to admit I have not checked the manual. (Speaking of which, I sure don’t understand why there isn’t a PDF version of the MINI E manual on MINI USA’s web site—it would sure be helpful.)
Actually, as I went out to check the battery this morning, to see how it had done even though I knew I could not take the car—I found that the GFI had tripped again, but apparently after about 9 hours, as it had added 28% charge since I plugged it in last night. But at only 83% full, I probably would not have driven it to work for the first time even if it were sunny. If my backup plan with the self-storage business doesn’t work out, I want to have some chance to make it home at night. But maybe I should take Robert’s advice and relax and enjoy writing a blog entry about the first towing due to battery drain.