“ People who go to be early always complain that the night is too short, but for those of us who stay up all night, it can feel as long as a lifetime. “
I wanted it to be more like winter, and it certainly is.
Last night it got down into the low teens. I went out every three hours to run some water in the outbuildings.
Because I have a pump, which I don't want kicking on and off all night long, I have to turn on the water, let it run, then turn it off.
I basically slept in the easy chair, in my full outdoor rig, because it wasn't worth trying to go to sleep on a normal basis. Napped some today and caught up.
Because it never got above freezing, I had a lot of work to do outside. Had to run the vehicles. The truck has been sitting too long, and I couldn't get it to crank. Eventually used diesel starter spray and got it going, let it run for half an hour to recharge the batteries.
There's been a helicopter circling around this part of the mountains for the last hour or so. He goes over me, then angles out and loops back. He's apparently looking over part of the Appalachian Trail. I have't heard anything on the law enforcement or search and rescue frequencies, so I have no idea what that's about. Good luck to him if he's looking for someone, it's pitch black out there.
Nice and warm inside. I've got the house completely sealed up, so no fire in the fireplace or stove. If I am running the propane heat there's no sense in having it all go up the fireplace chimney.
I'm not all that enthusiastic about going out at night, especially after snow and ice. Sometimes, like tonight, I have to but I don't want to make a habit of it.
The new season of Vikings premiers at 2200 on Thursday, 18 Feb 2016. I saw the trailer, and as always, it looks good.