WINTER Full Timing... POSITIVES
Anyone who has been caught unprepared for a June cold snap in the Rocky Mountain States... the thought of Full Timing and actually understanding Winter is one of the four seasons can be POSITIVE. It is a lesson well learned with minimal effects on your health, mental conditioning and your trailer's menial defenses against COLD. Some areas have two seasons... Cold and Colder.
First Positive. Catching a cold snap in Tucson, Arizona in February and realize even the Southwest can freeze YOU and your water system.
Second Positive. Plenty of spaces at a RV Park.
Third Positive. You realize your furnace is feeble in a week of sub freezing weather, much like your air conditioner in a week of off the grid. So cold and heat both have no better advantages to Full Timers.
Fourth Positive. You are camped among others who share the same complaints and want to borrow one of your dogs for a couple evenings.
Fifth Positive. The long cold evenings and long cold days prevent you from falling asleep while reading a good book.
Sixth Positive. There are no insect problems.
Seventh Positive. Spring is coming and you can then find a Newbie to discover the first six positives at their expense when they pay top dollar for your Airstream.
Eighth Positive. When someone wintering makes a note in their diary about finding "Frost on the Pumpkin"... it was not in a agricultural sense.
Ninth Positive. The refrigerator door is left open to WARM the interior of the trailer. The contents are in the snow or hanging from a tree to keep other campers from stealing your groceries.
Tenth Positive... You cannot write checks to pay the Propane bill.
The rain has stopped here at home and I can go back outdoors and fight back the growth of everything that thrives during cool days and excess moisture. Excluding myself as I have not developed gills, but working on it to be positive.
Many of you have experienced similar "Positives on Wintering" where you should not have been... wintering. Please... stay positive with your remarks. I could have kept going if I were posting negative points. Of course, this is frozen tongue in cheek for those of you who actually believe these are positives.
It is not pleasant when even two dogs are not enough to keep you warm.