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.