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The sun just coming up over the mountains here at Datil Wells. You can't tell from this photo, but it was cold enough that I only stuck my nose outside for a few minutes.
Yet another frosty morning with the outside temperature registering 17° when I got up. For some reason, I've changed from sleeping till eight or 8:30 in the morning on cold days to waking up at 6:30 no matter how cold it is. I wouldn't say I like that because if I wake up late, I don't have to run my heater and burn propane as long as I do if I wake up early. If I get out of bed at 8:30, the sun has had a chance to warm things up a bit, and I only have to run a propane heater for an hour or so before I start getting decent heat from the sun. Nothing I just said applies to camping here at Datil because I'm running my electric heater all night.
Since I'm not spending as much time outside because of the weather, I find I'm eating more than I normally would, and what I'm eating is snacks which are usually fattening, so I don't feel like I'm taking off my summer weight as quickly as I normally would. I have a scale in the Arctic Fox, but I didn't bring it with me because, packing the Lance, I had to make a lot of decisions on what I needed and what I didn't, and the scale became one of the things I felt I didn't need... I think a lot of folks get rid of their scales as they get older.
So far, I've done pretty well on packing the things I needed, but I am missing my telescoping ladder. I need to get up on the roof and secure some solar panel wires flopping around and making noise. I don't have a lot of faith in the factory ladder that's screwed to the back of the Lance. I would much prefer a ladder I could move anywhere around the camper, but my telescoping ladder is on the heavy side, at 20-something pounds, its hard to store; and I don't need it very often..... there was a lot of things that just had to be left behind.
And another of the things I left behind was the calendar I have hanging on the wall of the Arctic Fox. So I recently bought a random calendar without giving it much thought and have just discovered that it doesn't have holidays marked on it, all it tells me is the days of the week totally leaving out something as important as... Next Thursday is Thanksgiving!! Finding that out almost gave me the vapors since I have no holiday plans, and have no idea where I'm going to be, or stay... but I think I'd better come up with an idea or something pretty quick.