Current location: Chester, CA
Last night we had snow...again. It's been a cold, wet Spring so far. For the past week or so, the forecast each day has included a chance of precipitation; sometimes we get it, sometimes we don't. But the clouds usually roll in and the wind whips up every afternoon. Each night, it's been getting down to around freezing, so we've been unhooking our water, just to be on the safe side. Each morning we wake up to find that we probably would have been ok. So that had made us question whether we should continue to go through the trouble. None of our other co-workers are unhooking. Maybe we're just being overly cautious.
Yesterday afternoon, the rain, and then snow started around 3:00. We were thankful that our shift ended at 2:00 and we were back home and inside, warm and dry. I sure do like this commute - off at 2, at home by 2:05! The temperature continued to drop and around 8:00, the thermometer read around 32. If it was already at freezing that early in the evening, we figured that it would get pretty cold overnight. So we listened to our guts and unhooked our water once again. It got down to about 27 last night and from what we've heard, the water spigots in the campground are frozen! Boy, are we glad we are being "overly cautious"!! We haven't checked on any of our neighbors yet (since we're so far away from the rest of them). Hopefully they all made it through the night with no issues. As of 9:30 this morning, it is still only 32 degrees. BRRR.
This weather cycle is supposed to continue most of the next week and into Memorial Day weekend. So I guess we won't see summer for a little while yet. Unfortunately, this weather is playing havok with our work schedule too. Tracy and I were supposed to spend part of the weekend on groundskeeping - first our assignment was painting the dock, then it was moved to mowing and weed wacking - none of which can be done in this kind of weather unfortunately. So we'll each have an unexpected day off this weekend. If we get a break in the weather on Monday or Tuesday (our normal days off), we may work on one of those days to make up for the lost hours this weekend. But we'll just have to wait and see. Until then, we'll stay huddled in front of the fireplace, with our books and computers in hand. It certainly could be much worse!
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