Our electricity was turned back on last night, Monday at 8PM. Just in time for another nor’easter to hit us tonight, Wednesday. Another round of snow, up to 12 inches this time, is supposed to befall us by Thursday morning. After that, another nor’easter next Monday.
As I excruciatingly explained to DH, we can not be here during the winter months. I thought I had our lives all sewn up, as we finally had a Florida condo to go to during the winter months to keep warm…..but alas, that dream has burst. We’re back to square one. Next winter we are going to make the five day trek out west to Arizona BUT I don’t see wintering there (January, February and March) to be sustainable (as Nick and I get older).
We have someone who plows our driveway and shovels our walkways. This spring we’re installing an automatic generator to our house so Nick doesn’t have to lug out our portable generator and service it through the cold, bitter weather. We’re also considering installing a pellet stove in our living room to stay warm when the power goes out. I suppose if we can just hunker down here during the winter we’ll be alright. But then again, I start to get visions of Costa Rica, palm trees, tiki bars and pina coladas. So, I really don’t know how long we can ‘hunker down’.
Life is a journey. (wo)Man makes plans. God laughs His head off!