It seems the only part of the Koch-owned Colonial Pipeline that was compromised in the recent cyber attack was the billing system. Yes, they stopped supplying fuel to a large part of the country voluntarily, because they were worried that they would not be able to figure out who to bill.
Decided to order two 22ah gel SLAB batteries. Wasn’t ready to take the plunge to lithium, but decided to at least get two new, appropriate batteries. Bad news is, Lowes only delivered one battery. After some discussions, it seems the second one will be here in a week. So much for finishing up this week. The good news is the batteries are about half the size of the existing batteries so I took apart the battery mount and expect to have something simpler. Did a small bit of wiring clean up and getting the last of the PVC pipe done on the blade unit. I suppose I will get everything wrapped up and maybe test at 12V and then just pop the second battery in when it arrives next week.