Monday, 2 February 2015

Nice Day Off

I had a “sorta” day off, as while I didn’t read the novel but I did watch the website making videos intermixed with playing a video game. It was a nice day and it was both educational and relaxing. 

When I got out after the day at the library was over I found that one of Treabilla’s rear tires was flat. I had been ignoring a “low tire pressure” warning for a few days. Let me just say that this is not a good idea.

Thankfully, since I am prepared for such eventualities, this was not a serious problem. My little electric air pump was able to reach the DC plug-in in the back seat. That way I could just sit there and watch the tire be pumped up, rather than pumping it up with my hand-operated pump (my backup).

I will see how things go this week and keep an eye on that tire, as it may be a slow leak. I did get my targeted three chapters read this morning and feel refreshed for this next week.

It was a frustrating experience going through this cold snap again, yet it was not as cold as it could have been. I am just a bit out of practice and have been spoiled by the warm weather. So yes, I cursed and swore a lot this weekend as I got changed in my cold trailer.

There is a special kind of feeling of “what the heck am I doing this for?” which hits you as you strip down to nothing to get changed in a trailer that is below freezing. Trust me, it comes to you each time as you stand barefooted on a floor that is as cold as (and feels like) ice.   

The furnace warmed the trailer up, but even then it ended up being about 10 C. I didn’t want to run the furnace constantly, so I bundled up and muttered through it. I was able to cook, relax and be okay in my trailer.

In essence, spring cannot come too soon for me. Yet even if it drops down to below -30 C and stays there, I can and will survive. I keep in mind that I am doing this to get ahead, and it is all worth it. After all, I haven’t lost any of my fingers and toes to frostbite, so I must be doing something right.

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