Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Christmas part one is over, part deux is on the way. More family are coming up in a couple days.
We definitely had a white Christmas. The snow was deep enough that I decided to take the van into town rather than the little hatchback. The car has good winter tires, but the snow was higher than the bumper. The van has a lot of ground clearance so we would not be plowing snow the whole way into town.
Tuesday, the van passed inspection. It's ready for the road. My only concern is that it may be too cold for the diesel to run. We are due to have a series of sub zero days with gusty winds. When going into town for the inspection, the van started running rough. I had some additive for that, but the compartment it was in had frozen shut. Fortunately, the compartment that had tools was thawed. I picked out a pry bar to help open the frozen door. The additive sorted out the fuel situation. In the winter, everything is harder and takes longer.
My lovely wife decided to do some laundry. The water lines were not frozen, so that was good. Unfortunately, when the machine tried to drain, the water backed up into the laundry room. That was sorted out by pouring a large kettle of boiling water down the drain. Yep, everything is harder and takes longer.
We are doing our best to sort out our little projects and to get things ready for our trip. Looking forward to warmer weather.