Happy New Year!

December 32, 2021

Happy New Year to all my friends! For those of you who have heard about the wildfire in Boulder County, we are far away from that fire and safe.

Yesterday evening, we could see the smoke rising into the sky in the north. We checked the news and saw that over 300 homes had burned and the towns of Superior and Louisville had to evacuate. I checked in with my friend Jeanne (ajeanneinthekitchen.com) and they were ready to evacuate if the fire got closer to them.

This morning, it was over 600 houses had burned. My heart goes out to the people who have lost their homes.

We had scary high winds shaking the RV yesterday. We pulled in the slides on one side of the RV to lower the profile. A couple of times it sounded like something hit the rig. We didn’t see any damage. During a lull in the winds, Bruce climbed up the RV ladder and looked at the roof to see if there were any problems. He did not go onto the roof as he was concerned the wind could pick up. The roof looked fine.

Nox, of course, needed to go out during the height of the wind storm. She loved being out in the wind, as she loves having the wind blow on her face. The wind got so strong that Nox couldn’t move forward against it. Bruce picked Nox up and tucked her into his jacket as we struggled against the wind to get back into the RV. I was grateful when the wind stopped at 8 o’clock last night.

The weather for the next few days is going to be very cold, with a low down to 5 degrees F. We have a winter storm warning with snow accumulation between 5 and 10 inches. We have added water to our fresh water tank so we can turn on the tank heaters. I am sure our furnace will go through the propane! We need to run it to keep the RV basements warm.

13 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. It seems so far beyond fire season – I guess there’s no predicting it any more. I hope the snow snuffs the fires, before hundreds more homes are lost. It breaks my heart! Do you feel like if your rig was threatened, you’d be able to pull out? That amount of wind is pretty scary. I’m glad Nox didn’t get blown into the next county, and you are all safe.

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    1. It has been so dry since we haven’t had any real snow. I am so glad we are getting snow now. I do think we could pull out if we had some time. If the fire was coming fast, we’d grab Nox and a few other things and leave in the truck.

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  2. High winds and RV’s do not go together! I would have been nervous too. We are having a super cold spell…when I got up this morning it was -26. Lyla does not mind if is zero or even -10, but in this case she pooped in the basement before Wayne could get her outside. Poor thing!

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    1. Wow! That is cold! Last night we had 4 to 5 inches of snow when we took Nox out. She could not walk in the snow and was leaping around in it. Pooping in that much snow was not comfortable for her and she was ready to be picked up and carried in.

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  3. We shoveled a clear patch for our small dogs today so they could potty. We also got a Good 6“ of snow. Thank goodness- we’re counting on it saturating the fires. They were 12 miles straight west from my home. I hope your friend is safe. So many lost their homes….

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    1. Thank you. The fire was about 16 miles away. Once the winds died down, the firemen were able to put out the fires. The winds are back today, just not as bad as they were. All the snow we had should help with the dryness.

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