I know that most fulltime RVer's have long since headed south. Most seem to go to the California desert, Arizona, Rio Grande Valley in Texas or the ever popular...Florida. We are, indeed, fulltime RV dwellers who elect to stay here in western Washington state until the day after Christmas.
The plan is to head south on December 26th and return to our "hometown" of Tumwater at the beginning of March. We have a small family here in the area, and we enjoy being with them during the holiday season. Therefore, we tough out the coldness of November and December.
Beginning last night, however, I can truthfully say "It's gotten dang-skippy cold out there!" At night when we go to bed, we set our thermostat way down to 52 degrees. We have electric blankets and flannel sheets to keep us warm. When the temperatures get down below the freezing mark our electric heat pump is reluctant to cooperate. Well, actually.....it refuses. In efforts to conserve propane, we just turn the heat down low so it comes on less often during the night. There is NO mobile propane service within 50 miles of this place, and we have checked into it. That is unless we want to buy 100 gal. of propane. We can attach an auxillary propane tank to the RV, but we only have 3 more weeks to be here and with this coach the attachment to the main tank is difficult to get to. We may have to drive out once before the 26th gets here to fill up the propane tank. We'll see.
In checking the internet weather forecast for Tumwater this morning, the report was not great for a warming trend. In fact, the opposite is the case.
Here is the forecast for the LOW temperatures for the next few days:
Today (Tuesday) -- 23 degrees F
Wednesday -- 27
Thursday -- 27
Friday -- 26
Saturday -- 22
Sunday -- 8 Yes, I mean 8 degrees !!
Monday -- 15
After Monday, the severe cold snap is expected to end and the low's will be back up into the 30-35 degree range. That will be a welcome relief. This morning as we began to wake up way too early (4:45 am) Bruce got up to turn the heat up a little to warm the place a little. When he came back to bed I askd him to please go back to sleep for an hour. He said, "I can't because my eyelids have frozen open."
Well, until next time.....so long for now!