I finally successfully landed a kerbal on an extra-planetary body today. That took a lot of work.
So, I decided my first landing target would be Jool, yeah it is way out there, and as it turns out retracting the solar panels before entering the atmosphere would have been a good idea, but it worked.
That and I got a shitliad of science points, which I can now use to get new science equipment, which I am going to use to get more science points....
I think the main point is that I looked at the weather forecast and they mentioned an ambient temperature of 27 below zero. If it gets that cold I am not going anywhere, I can stay in my basement for three days tending the fireplace and the ebay auctions. Sounds like a plan to me!