Since it seems that a healthy share of the months of the year seems to have me dealing with the cold and snow, I have grown used to it.
I know how to deal with winter and the cold weather, just like I have grown used to dealing with the heat of summer.
It is inevitable with this lifestyle that you lean to adapt and alter what you are doing in order to do what you need to do. You learn to dance with the temperature of the moment and weather of the day.
When I started living in Wanda, I thought that I would stay in the trailer just for the warm months and rent a room for the cold ones.
Yet as the weeks and months ticked by and I saw how much more ground I was making on my debts by living in Wanda, my mind started churning.
I kept thinking of how and if I could do it; could I stay living in Wanda for the winter months too?
As it stands now there is no fiscal argument for living in a room for the winter months. So, if you are going to do this lifestyle, be prepared to do it for the cold months too.
Still, I ventured forth, yet I was fearful of winter and of doing the unthinkable: of actually living in Wanda in the dead of winter on the prairies.
After that first night when the temperatures just dipped below -30C and I was still alive with all of my appendages still attached I knew that I could do it.
My fear for winter ebbed then and steadily dropped. I still have a healthy respect for winter and I know what to do and what not to.
I bring this up because of more wonderings after a few words with Boss yesterday. Boss seems to be more fascinated and apprehensive of me living in Wanda in winter than I am.
This caused me to wonder why; I still don’t have a definitive answer. It was during this wondering that I came to this peace with regards to the cold and winter; I don’t hate it, but I don’t fear it.
Don’t get me wrong, give me the warm weather (or just on the plus side of 0C thanks) and I am fine and dandy.
I will admit that often times I will turn the air blue when I am changing from my work clothes to my warm clothes inside a frozen Wanda.
I grumble and complain now and again but this only lasts a moment. Then I am back to my calmer self and just dealing with what needs to be dealt with as I get through winter.
I can do this cold and wintery stuff, but I don’t have to like it. Yet I don’t have to fear it either.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!