We hunkered down to wait out the ice storm, which was quite doable for us. Especially for Norm and Tucker, as you can see. Initially, I had nothing down in front of my Wave 3 Catalytic Heater and they were both hugging the heater. The white mat, is the worthless as a bath rug that Camping World sells. I now use it for a mat for the cats.
Below, the back window is too wet to show the icicles on the ladder rungs, but they were there, melted off and re-appeared later yesterday. When the rains slowed to a mist, the trees surrounding this lake I’m by, turned white with icy fingers. Fortunately, it didn’t last very long. Not too many branches came down, but heard other places further inland were hit hard.
|Icicles on ladder rung, ice and rain on window|
Mid morning… Norm had quite the conversation going with me. He was so animated, you had to just watch and smile… Perhaps I’m becoming the Cat Whisperer… laughing here. But the way he carried on, I ended up grabbing one of the cat beds… bit more chattering and far less animated… and I put it in front of the Wave 3 heater. And this is the result, below.
|Not a peep out of him the rest of the day!!!|
When this heater has cooled off and is not in use – I put the cover over it and its protected until the next use. I have it mounted in the only place in my rig it could go – right smack under my oven. It is T’d into the oven/cook top source of propane. And right next to the Propane detector. Its one of the most efficient heater, as it does not use much propane at all. Speaking of which… here in South Carolina, propane prices have skyrocketed to $4.65/gallon. Egads!
I’m ready, are you? Laughing here. These “ants in the britches” wants to go NOW, not tomorrow. Well, they will just have to wait. Today would not have been a good travel day anyway – quite gusty out there and I’m sure it would be blowing like crazy closer to the beach. Icy conditions are spotty in the areas going north as well, but they won’t last long if the temps get to the predicted high of 45º, right now its 35º. Tomorrow its suppose to be sunny and in the 50’s the whole way northward. Yippee!! For right now, everything is put away that can be put away. Already dumped tanks, refilled water this morning. So when done here, will go work on my loom. Enough to keep me out of trouble… sort of… well maybe a little…