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.