We got home on Sunday, March 23 and of course went straight into lock-down/quarantine. The first couple of days were relatively nice with daytime temps above freezing. We were able to get a few things done outside, enjoyed some sunshine and some walks around the park (yes, I now know the rules have changed and I'm no longer allowed to do that!).
Nighttime temps were well below freezing and our first 30 pound tank of propane lasted just over three days! Yikes! Our neighbor was kind enough to get my propane bottle filled but I knew this wasn't going to be a sustainable solution. I contacted the local propane provider and solved that problem today. I got a 420 liter (about 100 gallons) tank. They charge $100/year rental which isn't too bad considering the convenience of never having to fill the bottles again. we'll be able to connect the tank to our fire pit and barbecue as well. That will be a project for later this spring. Another benefit is the cost per liter of the propane is about half what it costs to fill the smaller bottles and of course the provider comes out with his truck and fills the tank!
|That tank should last us a while.|
|The adapter from the large tank into our trailer.|
Snow and cold has really hit us in the last couple of days. We're having to run the trailer's furnace a lot just to keep the underbelly warm and keep the plumbing from freezing. The weather guy says we might not see above freezing temps until this time next week. Certainly abnormal, but in today's world what is normal?
Anyway, we've been trying to stay busy and keep from watching too much depressing news on the TV. I'm working on a few photography projects but none ready for publication. Reading some books, trying a few recipes and trying not to eat too much. We did make hard boiled eggs in the Instant-Pot and tried cornbread in it too. Both worked well but we should have left the cornbread in about ten minutes more. I still ate it!! (sorry, forgot to take pictures)
|The frosty weather makes for nice picture opportunities.|
|Frost on the side of our LED rope light.|
We're on day 9 of our 14 day quarantine. I did drive to town on Sunday where my son had done some grocery shopping and he placed the bags in the back of truck for me. As of yesterday the rules have changed and we are no longer allowed to leave our property. We should be fine for food but our neighbors at the lake have offered to pick up anything we might need.
Our biggest sacrifice is not getting those Grandkid hugs we've missed since last October, but we certainly don't want to get them sick or our pregnant daughter-in-law. In reality it's more likely we would pick up something from them but either way we'll continue to isolate even after our 14-day quarantine.
I hope everyone is well, safe and secure.
......and that was Our View From Here!