New element: charge controller. It's designed to maximize the battery charge level possible with a solar array; right now it's using a NYS Electric & Gas array. Annie and I argue bitterly over our solar options. You don't want to know.
We had a lot of laughs with our friends, Kathleen and Dennis, last night. It was spur of the moment - they grabbed a pizza and called us - and it was just what was called for. Thanks, you guys! They don't read this blog, so I'm waving towards Danby.