Thursday, December 1, 2011

Windy . . .

I'm sure happy we're living in the motorhome.

We seem to be in the midst of a pretty violent windstorm. The power went out last night and as of 9pm, is still not happening. I can hear the wind whistling, the trees groaning and the debris scuttering along the ground.

But here in the rig, we're snug and warm.

How well I remember when we were living in the big house, what a pain it was when the power went out. We still had heat, but no lights, no computer, no internet. Scrambling for batteries, tripping over my messes.

Now, here in the rig, it's really not that much of a bother.

That said, I find the wind and its' accompanying noise bothersome. Makes me wish I wasn't under all these trees!

I always think back to when we were first in New Mexico and I got a taste of what a real windstorm was like . . .

You can read about it here.

Wow, reading that, I seemed to be so much more in touch with everything when we were on the road. Now I seem more numb to my surroundings. Just reading that post makes me itch to leave this place.

Snap out of it!

There is one good thing I'm noticing during this storm. Since we've switched our lights over to LEDs, we use hardly any power at all. We've used all the lights we wanted, both last night and throughout the day into this evening and still, the batteries read 94% . Not bad at all. While it was expensive, it sure seems worth it at times like this.

We still have the stock fluorescents that Lazy Daze installed at the build, but one of these days I'll get around to changing those too. For now though, all our tiny fixtures have been switched to LEDs. I love that they burn so cool, the halogens were so hot, I was always worried about heat build up.

I'm reading this and I guess it's kind of indicative of my state of mind.

Wandering, scattered, wistful and ready to leave.

Still, I look across the rig and see my sweet mans face and know that everything is all right.

I'm going to hit "publish" before I ramble even more.


Teri said...

The ramblings are all part of the changes that are happening. Maybe you need to call an "estate sale" company to come in and take care of the house. Your mind is ready to go, why have the "stuff" hold you back. In a book about decluttering, they said not to worry about getting back the money that you spent on things - that at the time you bought it - it made you happy, so the money was well spent at the time.

Donna K said...

Your sweet man indeed. That's the important thing, isn't it? What would we do without them? We are safe and cozy and just now the wind seems to have abated somewhat. We will see what tomorrow brings. Stay safe.

Jerry and Suzy said...

We have the windy blitzes here too. We're in what is technically an RV, but if the power goes out, so does everything except propane, so goody-goody, we can still light the stove and cook by candlelight. In the motorhome, we are beginning the switch to LEDs, but it will be a slow process.

Russ Krecklow said...

Thanks for checking on us yesterday, Kate...sure was good to hear from you and know you guys were o.k. We're going to go get some breakfast at the casino this morning...after seeing the "red sky in the morning, sailors take warning"...we will see how the wind is doing later on. May stay here another day, since we didn't get over to the dinner buffet yet!

Big Matt said...

Wind storms in an RV area always an interesting experience. I remember getting 50 mph broad sides while winding my way down Hwy 101 South through Oregon back over the New Years of 2008/2009.

More than once wound up 3 lanes over to the left from where I was and more than one occasion where she felt like she was going to go over.

photowannabe said...

You are even poetic in your ramblings. I hope you are finally getting to the end of your clearing out and can get back on the road soon. That's where your heart is. I don't want it to shrivel up and you loose that wonderful wanderlust.