I woke up this morning to find 3 or 4 inches of snow on the ground, and this was only surprising because today was supposed to be rainy and tomorrow it was supposed to snow. not a weather forecast I like to hear but it is what it is.
This is the second time that I've had to deal with snow in the last couple of months and that's a lot for someone like me that never wanted to see snow again. After taking a serious and in-depth look at the problem the only conclusion I've been able to come to is I left the warm southern areas to early.
Being here hasn't been a problem until now. Last week it was in the 70s and next week is supposed to be about the same. And after all I kept heading north because it was getting too hot in the South.
I realize that heading north to Colorado also means I'm heading up in altitude which generally means the weather can change drastically in a very short period of time. So I guess everything is a trade-off and no matter what I do sometimes I'm going to have to deal with short periods of cold weather and short periods of hot weather and there's not a whole lot I can do about it.
But if I have to be somewhere that it's going to be too cold or too hot I'm glad I'm in the Arctic Fox. It's 1:30 in the afternoon as I'm writing this and its 35° outside. But inside the Arctic Fox it's 72° at the moment and my catalytic heater is only coming on every 15 or 20 minutes and only putting out heat for about five minutes before the thermostat shuts it off again. And since all that happens in complete silence I have to pay attention to know it's even coming on at all.
Another good thing about the Arctic Fox is how watertight it is. Yesterday it rained off and on all day sometimes really hard, and today I can see water leaking off the roof and the top of the slides from the snow melting and I have yet to find a single drop of water coming into the Arctic Fox from the door, the roof, the windows, or the slides. The Arctic Fox is about four years old now and has not been babied. Being a boondocker I've drug the trailer down some pretty rough roads which I'm sure tested the integrity of the frame and the body. and since my inherent laziness prevents me from being a stickler about maintenance it amazes me that everything is still sealed up tight.
Tomorrow will be another test of me and the Arctic Fox because it's supposed to continue to snow until about lunch time, which makes me glad I didn't give away ALL of my winter clothes when I went full-time.