Tuesday 7 February 2017

Almost Through It

(The following is to be read with a thick, English accent).

The weather-chap said that it was going to be cold this week, but so far, with the state of the weather, a Scotsman wouldn't trade in his Kilt for pants.

I would dare say that it has been a bit nippy over the past couple of days, but nothing that a good jacket and a stiff upper lip wouldn’t see you though.

If it gets any colder, I may even have to put on a jacket myself. Just remember all to think of the Queen, keep calm and carry on . . .  

(sorry the Brit in me had to say that.)

Okay, so it did get cold, down to -30C (or thereabouts). For me, this is nothing new, and so I just got up to my old tricks of bundling up and hibernating.

Again, so layers is the key, many layers, but the trouble with layers is that it then gets hard to bend your arms. 

This makes buttoning up the top button on my coat especially challenging. Of course if I don’t button it up, my neck gets cold when I trudge through the snow to work.

For the last two mornings I have not moved the Truck and Trailer as I usually would. I can’t for the next few days either, as there is a snow route parking ban in effect.

I will go for my usual running around on payday today after work, but I will not move the truck in the morning. This does save me gas money, though, so that is a plus.

The batteries are totally inefficient when the weather gets this cold that it is just not worth even charging them up. 

I don’t plan to run the generator to give them a decent charge until Thursday night. It just doesn’t seem worth it, after running it for three hours during the day, they are drained by morning.

I will get through this and I will stick to my new even more stringent budgets as I race down this last stretch towards total debt freedom. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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