Click the pics, looking at them when they're small will strain your eyes.
Two Roses side-by-side, one has a past, and one has a future. I think I identify more with the Rose on the left.
Today is the same as yesterday, my granddaughter is still feeling fine, and playing just like normal, my son-in-law tested positive yesterday, but he says he's feeling better today, he's a young man and should easily shake off this new Covid variant.
But I'm still hunkered down and isolated in the Arctic Fox not wanting to be around anyone until I know I don't have anything I can give to anyone else. Other than that there's not much going on today; it's been such a busy few days that I've decided to spend the day mostly relaxing and pondering a few decisions I need to make before I head South for the winter.
Ponderment number one... Do I want to install the Lance's new bedroom vent with a fan in it before or after I leave on my winter travels? Oddly enough, I enjoy having a project to do while I'm traveling, if I installed the vent fan while I'm in Denver, it would feel like work that I had to get done. But If I installed it while on the road, it would seem more like a project I was doing for fun. On the other hand, while I'm in Denver, I have access to better ladders and help if I need it. So it gives me something to think about.
Rumination number two... Do I want to remove the Lances four Jack-legs? A long time ago, when I had my Hallmark pop-up truck camper, I almost always traveled without the jack-legs on it. This was mostly because it was on the back of a 1/2 ton truck, and I wanted things as light as possible, and they were manual jacks, so taking the camper off and on was a lot more difficult and time-consuming than it is with these new electric remote control jack-legs, so I had no desire to take the Hallmark off the truck at a campsite because it was so annoying dealing with the manual jacks.
But now I'm back in the position of wanting my camper to be as light as possible, and removing the four electric jacks will save about 150 pounds, and that kind of weight savings is substantial on a 2000-pound camper. There are pros and cons to going either way. If I take them off, I will save a lot of weight, and that's about it. If I leave them on, I can take the camper off the truck if I WANT TO, which I probably won't. Or I could take the camper off the truck if I NEED TO, such as having the truck repaired with me living in the camper at an RV Park.
Making repairs on the truck carrying the Hallmark pop-up camper was no big deal because the Hallmark was so light, and the roof went down, so the height wasn't a problem at a repair facility. This decision shouldn't be such a big deal, but the weight savings is important to me.
My last contemplation is... Should I continue pondering all of these decisions, or should I do what I often do, which is root around in my brain to see if there is one molecule of ambition left, that would motivate me to accomplish something, which there never is, so I will probably do what comes natural to me which is not worry about anything until it's too late and then just go with the flow?
I lit up my "Little Buddy" propane heater the other day and it worked great. I didn't bother hooking it up to the 5 gallon propane tank yet, I just used one of the 16 ounce containers that I had laying around. It produces more heat than I need so I just used it on its lowest setting.
I'll have to test it when it actually gets cold to find out how well it works, but it works on exactly the same principle as my radiant heater in the Arctic Fox, and I absolutely love that heater. But I'll have to figure out where I should put it, and how much propane it uses compared to the factory furnace. But so far I think it's going to be the perfect size for the Lance.
I bought this heater for using in my six man tent a few years ago for running around the mountains. And I believe my six man tent and the Lance camper are very similar in square footage, so since this heater kept the uninsulated tent warm I'm assuming it will work even better for the well insulated Lance.