I also have several sockets hooked up for 115v service to run the coffee grinder; charge my computer and provide lighting. With guests in the house lighting is important but once they leave I will be back to my normal schedule of a sunrise to sunset existence (at least til winter).
Francisco brought out a patio umbrella and we immediately hooked it up to a wall. The shade was great but the first strong breeze caused it to fall over. Here are some pix of my Mexican umbrella base:
An old bucket, some pvc pipe and rocks!
I also have a rope tied to a tree down below on the cliff; notice how the umbrella is flapping in the wind? This is a constant. This afternoon I will place more rocks around the bucket just for aesthetics.