I’m Seriously ANTSY!

I won’t lie; this winter has been a long grind. I distinctly remember choosing to go into this past winter with a willing attitude, embracing the snow and short days as a time to delve into spinning at my wheel, fiber and color blending on my drum carder, and maybe some knitting by the wood stove.

But you know what they say; “Life is what happens while you are busy making plans”.

Between record-breaking snowfall and Jer’s broken leg, my plans for a peaceful, creative and productive winter skidded sideways and went right out the window. Still, life goes on.

Even though it’s more than halfway through April now, every time spring (the wimp!) has tried to make an appearance, winter has pushed back with another snow dump and more frigid temperatures.

Until this past week, Mother Nature has sneered at my futile attempts to clear snow and ice from around my frozen-in-place motor home.

This shot was taken just ten days ago. Yes, in April!

It’s been a close thing. I usually already have her de-winterized and have started loading supplies by this time of year.

I have an appointment for this very thing (de-winterizing) next Monday and am still stressing over whether I can get her turned around on our alternately icy and/or muddy parking area in front of the house.

I was finally able to break the last of my canvas wheel covers free from ice yesterday – with the help of a couple gallons of boiling water and a hammer (hey, I was desperate).

This morning, with temps hovering in the 20’s, I drove Roada out from her winter storage spot and into the sunniest spot in the yard! She is totally blocking the entire yard, but it’s only until Friday or Saturday and will hopefully give the [finally] ever-strengthening sunshine a chance to melt the last ridge of snow on the roof that we weren’t able to reach. We call it her mohawk. It’s only about a foot wide, but runs the length of the roof. I sure don’t want that sliding off on our way to Anchorage this weekend!

MELT, darn it! Our first K9 Nose Work trial is literally a week from today. I plan on being there, de-winterized or not.

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

2 thoughts on “I’m Seriously ANTSY!

  1. You’ve got this. Since I’m sure you know you will overdo just a bit at the trials, I’mm sure you will also make sure you have the ice packs and pain meds in your go bag. Good luck and have a ball!!

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