September this year was much warmer than usual, so I was hoping that Old Man Winter would not make an appearance until December. I guess nobody told him. The past week has seen low temperatures down as far as 34 degrees F. Truthfully, that is fairly typical for this part of western Washington at this time of year.....but an RVer can hope can't she?
Our electric heat pump isn't sure what to do about this. Sometimes it kicks in and sometimes it resists and the gas furnace comes on. These heat pumps don't work once the temperatures get below freezing. It is sort of in a transitional phase right now. We have our little space heater that we keep handy for when the daytime high's aren't above freezing. We save propane when that time comes by using the space heater most of the days.
When we take our morning walk around 6:30 am, it is downright chilly out there. I've had to dig out the funny looking winter hat with attached scarf I bought at the Burlington Coat Factory a couple of years ago. It does look horrible, but it keeps me warm.
Even Annie has to wear her coat when she goes out for her morning walks. She isn't thrilled at all when she sees that little red coat being taken out of the cupboard. She does look good in red, her "signature color". She can be a real style setter.
I guess we may as well get used to this, winter isn't even here yet, and it will only get worse. Only 52 more days and we can head south for warmer weather. But who's counting?
We love the fulltime RV lifestyle, even when we pause to visit our family in Tumwater, Washington. We feel happy and blessed to be able to enjoy this special time living anywhere we would like to roam. Join us in our travels, and leave a comment if you please.
I am a wife, mother and grandmother. My husband, Bruce, and I live full time in our Winnebago motorhome. We began this lifestyle in 2008, after over 20 years of vacation traveling, and we love it. We have family in Tumwater, Washington so we return there every few months to be near them. The rest of the time we like to see new places. We have traveled by RV to 49 states and many areas in Canada. While doing this I try to keep my eye on our health habits. I'm a Lifetime member of Weight Watchers and being on the road traveling brings on lots of temptations. Keeping the weight off and still being able to enjoy the RV life....is all part of the adventure!