Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quickie Update

All is well. We have been working hard on making some small improvements to the homestead here. Made some small excursions around the local area. The weather has gotten warmer, but the rain continues at least once a week. The rivers are swollen and have been since we arrived in November. No luck on selling the house in Maryland yet.

I made a quick trip back to Maryland a few weeks ago to pick up the Tracker, check on the house and pick up a few things we needed. Used the Space-A (Space Available) military hop to get back there. That was an adventure all in itself.

Plans are to head back to Maryland late April or early May for the summer. This all depends whether or not the house sells. If it does, we'll be here for our forever.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

We didn't move far enough south...

...and I don't think that would have helped much with the coldest winter on record in the South. It was 17F/-8.3C this morning. Our fresh water pump froze so I'm trying to get that thawed out. No pipes busted, thank Goodness. The trailer was built to withstand freezing weather. All the water pipes are flexible and are insulated. The water pump is under the galley sink and enclosed from the living area so I had to open it up to get it warm. The gas furnace in the trailer and a small electric heater keeps us toasty warm in here.

High for today will only be 42F/5.5C, but we are in a warming trend. By Wednesday morning the temperatures should not dip below freezing anymore at night. For a while, anyway. Hmmmm....maybe Puerto Rico would have been a warmer destination. Wonder how we can get the trailer there? You listening, Hector?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

What's The Deal With Jack Frost....

...and with this global warming crap? It was 21F/-6C when we got up this morning. The highs today, and for the next 4-5 days, are going to be in the mid-40s with the overnight lows in the mid-20s. That is almost unheard of around here. But, on the upside, no snow or ice.