As the North wind begins to blow and the dark comes quicker you just know here it comes! I personally do not like winter. Never have! As I told you before Not a Snowbunny! 🐇 Living in a van does not bring me closer to liking it either! Hahaha! But I live in Canada so I have put up with it this long! Lol! What’s a few more years eh!
There are a couple of things I start to watch as it gets closer. Since winter is bulky and my space is limited I wait as long as I can to load my winter coats, boots and shovel in my van. I hate moving stuff to move if ya know what I mean! I keep most of it at my daughters during the not winter months. I broke down and went and got my winter coat cause it’s getting brrrr!
Oh did I tell you??? I get cold in October and will not warm up again until April. Think I will get a hot flash on a cold winters night? Noooooo that would be wayyyy to convenient! Hahaha!
The weather channel becomes my daily check! One of the other things about winter is I have to drain my tanks and turn my water off! So I watch for consistantly freezing or below temps. It’s almost a game! Haha! To see how long I can keep my running water for. I do not want to blow out my tanks but I also want running water for as long as I can have it! It looks like it will be this weekend. Boohoo! Running water is not a necessity. I have lived 2 winters without it. But it is a nice convenience!
There are a number of things to consider as winter creeps closer. The way I am parked. As weather gets nasty the wind picks up. I can not keep my fridge going on propane if I have that side into the wind. Sometimes it’s so windy it does not make a difference. Then I am looking for somewhere to park that is surrounded by trees or beside a wall. Or I just hope it’s cold enough that the inside of my fridge will not warm enough during the night or the day while I am at work that things will go bad. I have thrown my fair share of food away due to that fact. It has made me very aware.
Somethings I have to get my body used to. Not just the cold. But to keep my furnace working cause I like it warm, I have to get up about 2 or 3 times in the middle of the night and run the van for about 15 min. I do not have a generator and the furnace will run down my house battery. Remember I also work full time. Some days are more than 8 hours. Somedays I am driving all day. It takes time for my system to adjust to those wake ups. But it adjusts. I am looking into a remote starting system that I can start from my bed and has a 15 min timer on it. That way I can fall back to sleep. There is nothing like falling asleep and leaving the van running for a couple of hours and a quarter tank of gas!!! Nooooo I have never done that! Hahaha! Yup I have! That sucks!
So in 2 days it will be 5 months to running water and 4 years and 4 months until running water all year long! Woohoo!
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