Thursday, November 13, 2014

It is too cold for us.

I know I have not posted in a while. Our lives are not very interesting while we are at the ranch in Missouri and I don't take many pictures. Blogs are not interesting without pictures. This entry is not interesting.

We have spent the last week hanging out with our 5 grand kids. Our Daughter and new husband went on a honeymoon cruise and we stayed at their place and made sure the kids got to all of their activities. I equate that experience to jumping on a very fast moving merry go round. We hung on for 7 days. We could not wait to jump off when they got back. We love the time with the kids, but we do not have the energy to sustain that for long.

I ended the week by taking William to a off road motorcycle race. We had a good time and I did a little riding also. Here I am coming out of a rocky creek

You will see in this next photo, that carnage follows me everywhere I go. 

I did not knock him down, really I didn't. 

Special thanks to my good friend Bob for watching William, while I was riding. William keeps talking about Bob.

As for most of us, it has turned very cold this week. the bad news is that it will stay cold for another least. I have been asked, how do you keep the trailer from freezing up in cold weather? Well we have a procedure that we follow in those situations. Here is our plan:

1. Go South as quickly as possible. 

2. If #1 is not possible, disconnect the water hose and fill the tank. 

3. Our rig was built in Canada and was designed to handle the cold. We have a heated underbelly and tanks. We turn on the heat and run the fan full time to keep the warm air circulating in the basement and in the tanks. We seem to be able to handle it down to at least 10 degrees. We will get tested this weekend, we are expecting lows in the teens. \

4. Refer back to #1 and get moving. 

We are hoping that the temps return to normal soon. That would be 60 in the day and 40 at night. We are now thinking that we will leave some time in December and head to Texas. That is about as far as the plan has gone at this point, but as you know, planning is not our forte. 

I will try to remember to take more pictures and post more. Have a great week and stay warm.

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