So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
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Monday, February 16, 2015
My friends and family up north are in the middle of another dose of snow and cold. No wonder the campgrounds down here in Florida are full. My lovely wife and I are lucky we can visit my folks in Central Florida. It gives us a chance to regroup and plan our next adventures.
I'd like to think that I could survive another northern winter -if I had to. Maybe I could, but I don't think I'd enjoy it as much as I used to. When most of one's energy goes into shoveling and loading wood into the stove, there's not a lot left for play.
Cabin fever is no joke.
We met a nice couple from Massachusetts. One day they decided they had enough. After setting their thermostat to 62 then drove straight down to Florida. Only after they got here did it occur to them that their fuel oil company would be unable to refill their oil tank. Quite a few frantic calls later they were able to locate a plow company willing to open a path for the oil delivery.
When we left to head south I drained the plumbing and totally shut down the house. No doubt the temperature in the house is down into the subzero range by now. Getting the house warm enough to even think about opening the water would take days. That should not be a problem . . . as long as we don't go back home until at least the end of April.
Just wait until all that snow starts to melt. Springs floods are common, but this spring has the potential to be epic. Imagine if it's a rainy spring while the snow's melting.
Maybe it's a good thing I'm towing a boat behind the van. I might need it to get home.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.