It wouldn't have been so bad if I had stopped there. Following on the propane thread, I've always watched the price of the little Dickinson P9000 marine heater (for 6 years now) and Sure Marine has them regularly for much less than anyplace else. A little google search proved once again that was the case, so I took the plunge there too. The funny thing is that I have no buyers remorse this morning...only relief. I guess I'd better get busy so I can have a place for these things to go once they get here.
Update...even though it is Saturday, FedEx delivered the solar panels today! So excited! Here they are all rolled up in the box. I'd better get busy finding just the right charge controller, batteries, and inverter! Whoa...am I really this far in the process? Sometimes I have moments of disbelief that it is all coming together.