Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone and Christmas is approaching. Thoughts of the long winter months ahead are beginning to creep into the minds of the fulltime RVers. I am sure all of us who didn't throw in the towel after the first winter have learned from our past mistakes.
There is nothing quite like waking up at two in the morning and realizing that you have somehow overloaded the circuit board and you have not had any heat for hours! Leaving what little warmth you have left in the RV to go outside in the snow and wind to reset the box is a mistake you will only want to make once! And, of course, it takes forever to re-heat an RV when it's 18 degrees out!
We have learned to turn off the heater for the few minutes it takes to microwave water for coffee.
We have also learned to make sure the propane tank is FULL - especially when the weatherman says "SNOW"!
We put up lined curtains, lay down extra rugs and insulate, insulate, insulate. We fill every little open nook and cranny to keep out Old Man Winter's chill.
And yet we love it. Love it like a mountain climber or a deep sea diver or any other extreme sportsman loves their sport. Love the preparation. Love the endurance contest. Love the survival instinct that kicks in when the weatherman calls for that foot of snow. Love the thrill of that first Spring day when we realize we made it through another Winter.
Yes, I do believe we ARE brave - even if my daughter has another word for it! : )