Night before last turned out to be a REALLY Lousy night. I'm guesstimating that the wind was gusting around 50 MPH when the cold front blew in. The temp dropped to below freezing over night and that wind was plenty cold coming in through the cracks around the door. Worst part was that the wind had to be out of the east northeast because it was coming in here plenty fast. Almost felt like a fan blowing.
Determined not to have the same type night I managed to find enough stuff around here to temporarily weatherstrip the door and I got in high gear yesterday evening and got a temporary bunk built. I had more than enough lumber for that that had gone south after I broke my arm and couldn't use it in time to keep that from happening.
Last night turned out to be a very good night. Perhaps one of the best I've had in cold weather since I've been living here. There wasn't any wind so I couldn't tell how well the weather stripping would have done. The little heater did a great job on low until about 6:00 AM when the temp had gotten to 55 degrees so I switched it to high and got up when the temp got up to about 68 degrees fairly quickly. It was 35 degrees in the trailer when I went to check that and I'm sure it got below freezing again because the ice chest I had outside with ice and water in it was crusted over with ice.
And here are a few pictures I've taken lately with the new camera.
That millionaire dumpster diver - Jack wrote this in October, 2006: Think about that guy for a moment. He was tuned into all the possibilities. His antennae were wiggling and waving around...
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