Saturday, May 22, 2010

Waiting On Summer To Arrive

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!


  1. You played it smart with your water hose! When in the saying goes. Hope your summer arrives soon. I had never heard of Chester before and had to look it up on the atlas. Once summer arrives you should really be able to enjoy the big outdoors in that part of CA. I'll be looking forward to reading about your life there. Stay warm!

  2. Wow, snow and 27 degrees and its almost June.
    I hope it warms up for you all very soon. Unhooking is no fun but the alternative isn't either. Sounds like you all are making the best of it....fireplace, reading, computer -Life is Good.

    Take care and stay warm!!
    Mike & Gerri

  3. Thanks for the posts C and T! We were starting to complain about all the rain back here in Denver but at least we haven't had snow down in town! Keep up the good work and can't wait for your next post.

    Sean, Kim, Nathan and Quinn - Abby the Afghan says hello too ;)

  4. I can't get use to reading blogs from all over and the weather reports on them. Here in Ar. it's hot as the devil and humid and you have snow. I don't know who's better off!

  5. After reading this post I feel terrible for posting about the beautiful weather we've been enjoying!! :( I hope Spring/Summer decides to visit you soon! But it's refreshing to read that you are making the best of the situation. There's nothing like a fireplace and a book to comfort you. :)

    We certainly have to catch up on your blog. We've been checking in here and there but for the most part we haven't been online in the last two months. We are glad to see you are actually out living in the RV!! Yeee Hawww. Looking forward to reading more....

    Have a wonderful evening! Thanks for checking in on us. :)

    The Freely Living Life Family

  6. I was thinking what Ron said! We are enjoying *cough* south Texas humidity.

    I am truly a tree hugger. Every time I move through glorious patches of shade, I can't help but wrap my arms around them and say, "Thank you so very much!" ;)