Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere Too Soon

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We is snowed in!

Well…I had to break my blogging policy of only one post per day for this one.

Accuweather says it’s going to start snowing again in a few minutes, so we ran outside so Atina could pee and I could wrestle with the back door to get another bag of her food out.

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Atina makes sure there are no boogey-people lurking around

One good thing is, we don’t have to step down to get out of the van.  On the other hand, If we get the additional 8 inches that’s predicted, we won’t be able to get the side door open at all!

That’d be almost as bad as the time we got bogged down in cow manure out in New Mexico.  Fortunately there was some handy cut brush lying around, and I shoved that under the wheels and got out of there.

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Ol' Jenny is hibernating

One good thing, all that snow and ice makes good insulation.

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  1. Michele

     /  January 22, 2016

    Hi you…
    Ive been following your blog for awhile. Be safe in this storm and be good to yourself.

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  2. Somehow the idea that the solar panel on the roof is buried under snow seems humorous to me. I bet it’s under there whining. Well, right now it’s dark but tomorrow morning, when it’s trapped under a foot or so of the white stuff, it will be whimpering to itself. I’ll try to record it for y’all 🚀

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  3. Do you have to leave your car running all the time for heat? I remember the days when our cars used to look like that. Mine is in my garage, thankfully. The roads are covered with snow and ice. We’re supposed to get more snow but I haven’t seen any more yet.
    Stay warm!

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    • No, actually she’s not running. If I click the unlock button she lights up like that. I do have an engine generator, though, if it comes down to that. Right now I’m plugged in and running an electric heater, and at some point tonight I’ll have to switch over to the propane furnace. It’s already pretty damn cold here, but at least there’s not much of a wind.

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  4. Your a hoot
    Git R Done

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  5. how do you do it? you look to be in an awful place that would make me break down and just cry. you are amazing, to keep going on.

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  6. Ahhh, pup blur! I found a picture last night from when I lived in Anchorage of my terrier impatiently waiting outside the patio door to be let in – she had boots on so her little paws wouldn’t freeze to the ground. She’s hated the things, but it was so funny to watch. You’d better believe I got that on video too.

    I’m currently arguing with the boy about how much snow we’ll get. I’m going to win this one, I think.

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  7. Nope, Laura I saw it too, Git R Done! Love it! Not the snow though! It looks so cold. Stay warm and inside! Elizabeth (aka Chryssa)

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    • Oh good, you’ve got your eyes open too.

      I think I’m safe, since I’m in an RV park whose small winter population is mostly cops. And my Own Personal Malligator…can a person even GET safer than that? Oh yes, I have two passengers, Mr. Ruger and Lady Smith & Wesson. And if I leave the van I’m bristling with knives, garrotte, that sort of thing. So yes, I think I’m safe. Staying warm is another kettle of fish. Throw in many layers of silk and wool, and you will be warm.

      You stay safe and warm yourself!

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    • Oh good, you’ve got your eyes open too.

      I think I’m safe, since I’m in an RV park whose small winter population is mostly cops. And my Own Personal Malligator…can a person even GET safer than that? Oh yes, I have two passengers, Mr. Ruger and Lady Smith & Wesson. And if I leave the van I’m bristling with knives, garrotte, that sort of thing. So yes, I think I’m safe. Staying warm is another kettle of fish. Throw in many layers of silk and wool, and you will be warm.

      You stay safe and warm yourself!

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      • Laura, good to know you are safe! I had no doubt you could take care of yourself! Let’s hope the snow doesn’t get too deep and you are able to get out. Well, here in Southern California, we don’t snow and just deal with a bit of cold weather once in a while! Sorry! Have a warm weekend! Best, Elizabeth

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  8. OMG What sort of courage it takes for you to live in a place like that all by yourself. You are indeed an extremely brave lady.

    I am feeling the cold here …

    Love and light

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    • Courage….eh….just nuts! Nah. I grew up like this. We were a poor family, but my parents viewed most forms of adversity as a challenge, an adventure that might not be comfortable but could be fun. I was taught never, ever to panic, because that’s when you get in trouble.

      It is pretty darn cold, though. I have no idea what the wind chill is. When my dog has to go out and she sees me putting on layer after layer after layer of outerwear, I tell her we’re going to K2 so we have to dress warmly 😂

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  9. Yikes. I managed to miss you being back in the states

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  10. Stay safe Laura! I’m sure Atina has your back here and is keeping you toasty warm.

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    • Thank you, Sweetie! Atina literally has my back. I had the propane furnace on last night, which kept us comfy but burned up a lot of propane, so now I’m giving it a rest and using the electric heater (fortunately we still have power), which doesn’t quite have the oomph to overcome the bitter winds that are literally rocking the van. So Atina is cuddled up in our cozy nest under the down comforter. She had a hard time finding a place to poop this morning, as the snow is, well, deeper than her long legs, but we finally found a spot where she could get ‘er done!

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  11. I’m so glad that you ‘like’ snow (is that the right word? I can’t fathom it, myself) If I were living in your cool little home I would move myself down south or out west at the first nip of cold air! LOL As it is, I’m looking at a few inches of snow out my window and none too happy about it. This is our last winter here, though, thank goodness! Part of our love for Washington is no snow (in general); and if we want to see the snow we can go in the mountains to do so. I didn’t used to hate winter so much, but it seems to grow each year. Part of it is the whole increase in depression thing and part of it is the cold causing our chronic pain to be worse. And, I just don’t like being so cold! 😉
    So, a bit of courage and a bit of crazy and there you are…I admire you and the good attitude you seem to be keeping. What state are you in right now? Okay, so you keep warm, take care of you and keep us updated. Peace, S.

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    • Well, actually I did not intend to be here for the winter. Shit kept happening, and before I knew it, it was January and now look what happened. But it’s better than it could be. At least I moved off the mountain to a civilized campground. My property in the mountains is so rural and so steep, built into the side of a cliff, that if I were there now, I’d be stuck till spring.

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  12. p.s. I got a kick out of the “git r done” vanity plate, too! Very appropriate now, especially with the journeys outside for the dog 🙂

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    • 😆 Good job! I’m looking for a state to move to where 1) the sun shines most of the time 2) I can get medical marijuana, and 3) they only require a regular plate on the back so I can keep my “git er done” plate on the front. NC only has a rear plate, so you can put whatever you want on the front, or nothing if that’s what you want. Texas is out because they require both front and rear plates. I need to check into Arizona. New Mexico doesn’t like me, Utah is….very conservative….Colorado, well, yes, but I found people to be kind of irritable, not what you’d expect…

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      • well, damn, girl, that’s a tough one. Kansas doesn’t require a front plate, but you still get the damn winter weather (not as bad as where you currently are, though). In general, people are nice there, but it is still a city and some can be snobs. Why don’t you pick a state you want and get personalized plates for “git r done”…you could play with the letters a bit if needed (gitrdun)? I still vote for WA or OR…it’s sunnier there than most people think…it just can rain and sun in the same day! I wish you the best luck finding your new *home state*. Peace

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        • Ehhh…I lived in WA for three years and it almost killed me. On the weather reports, in stead of “partly cloudy,” it’s “occasional sun breaks.” That’s when the sun peeps through the clouds for a few minutes. Nope, no me. Southwest it is.

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          • Good that you know exactly what you want. And thank God we don’t all want to live in the same part of the country! For what it’s worth….I have a friend who lives in Tucson and loves it. She says it not pretentious at all, just good ol’ folks for the most part.

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  13. I worry about you out there…I hope you have enough of everything that you need.

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    • Thank you darlin’, I got out and am now in Looziyana, listening to the dulcet tones of I-10 from my camping space. Off to Texas tomorrow, spend a day or two at the parent camp of my camping club, then on to Arizona where I just might settle.

      Thanks for worrying about me. I really appreciate it! Fortunately I am a weather nut and I am permanently attached to the NOAA radar app. I saw the storm coming and made sure to have plenty of everything on board. I also bailed out of the mountains, which was necessary or I’d still be stuck! Didn’t get as much done as i wanted, but so it goes. I’d rather be many other places than there.

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  14. I missed this post but found it; Gee that was a whole lotta snow. Looks intimidating to me but hey you wound up in Texas since then and now on your way to Arizona. I reckon you got your self “crowned” by now.

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  15. How’s it going my friend
    How’s you feeling
    I was thinking about you so I came to visit
    Love and hugs
    Sheldon

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  16. I thought “insulation” on seeing all that snow on Jenny! Hope it’s melted by now.

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