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Monday, January 1, 2018

Progress, if slow



Everything takes longer in the cold. I was draining the house water system. The only thing left is the hot water tank. Normally that would have been done too, but I'd already suffered coughing fits due the cold. It wasn't worth it. We have a couple more days before our departure date. There is time yet.

Wednesday temperatures are supposed to get into the teens. The diesel van should be able to start and run then. I haven't even tried it with our sub zero conditions. Fortunately, my lovely wife's little Nissan Sentra fires right up, so we've been using that to run around.

It's been so cold that ski areas have closed the slopes. When it's too cold to ski, that's serious.

We have been enjoying visiting with family during this holiday season. My lovely wife and I were just kids in our early twenties when we had our three girls. For a couple of young parents, I think we did a fine job. Either that or we just got lucky. Either way, I appreciate our extended family. By the way, we've just celebrated our 39th anniversary. How cool is that?

My lovely wife and I have booked in a couple of weeks at campgrounds in Florida. That gives a place to land when we get there and some time to recover. We can figure out the rest of our stay as we go. Some people book their reservations almost a year in advance. If we do a week in advance we are doing well. Different strokes for different folks.

Of course, the reason we can book at the last minute is that some of those early birds will have to make cancellations. Life happens.

In spite of the cold and last minute issues, it's all coming together. Wednesday's somewhat milder temps should be just the break we need.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. Glad to know that plans are coming together for you. Happy 39th anniversary and happy new year.

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    1. Thanks Gorges. Have a happy New Year too!

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  2. In the low 20's here this morning. Glad to see you are nearly there with preps for southern run. Hope you have a great time and can relax in the sun. Congratulations on 39 years. May the new year bring good health and many blessings.

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    1. Thank you Momlady. 20s sound warm to me right now. Just warmed up to -10.

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  3. My wife and I have been married for 54 years. I am sure you and your wife will make it to your golden wedding anniversary and beyond.

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    1. 54 years is a very long time. Congratulations!

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  4. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-31/monster-storm-could-hit-east-coast-next-week

    hope this doesn't hit y'all.
    happy new years

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    1. I'm watching it. Might get caught up in it on my travels south. Will just have to play it by ear. Worse come to worse we'll hunker down somewhere and let it blow through.

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  5. Happy Anniversary to you both! My husband and I will have 38 years on January 5th.

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