Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

31 12 2018

It’s now been about 5 weeks since we left Circle the Wagons and moved to the property at Navajo Ranch.  We have all the modern conveniences, electric, septic, internet (at a blazing 5MB) and satellite TV.  But, we still need to get water to the RV port.  For now we’re stringing 5 hoses together and filling the fresh water tank every few days from the tap outside the house.  A real pain!  But, the parts and tools necessary to turn on the RV spigot have been purchased…  more on that subject later.

The weather moderated during the second half of November, with highs in the mid-50’s and lows in the 20’s. Our warmest day was 61 and the coldest night was 13. Most of December followed the same pattern until late in the month when we had a couple days that failed to get above freezing, a couple nights in the single digits and on the 29th we dropped all the way to zero!  Before leaving for Christmas we had a 100 gallon propane tank delivered – no more refilling propane bottles every week.  We expect at least 50 days, possibly closer to 100 days on this new tank.  And, with 10 sheets of 2” insulation panel, we’re now completely skirted in.  We hope these upgrades will help our energy consumption and allow more comfort during the coldest nights.  The New Year will arrive with snow and very cold temperatures in southern Colorado.  We’re expecting about 5 inches of the white stuff and teens and single digits for the next 3 days.  But, by Friday the forecast is back near 50 – so a nice end to the first week of January.

100 gal propane tank and fully skirted for winter!


The house continues to move along at a snail’s pace – mostly because of weather complications.  If it’s not snowing, it’s cold, or too windy or something.  Over Christmas the half-walls were added to the RV Port, completing the framing necessary for electrical rough-in.  We hope to get the electricians back later this week once the weather warms a bit.  Happy New Year everyone and here’s to a good 2019!



3 responses

31 12 2018

We’re so happy that you moved south for “warmer weather” 😜

8 01 2019
Karen Heydman

Your house looks like it is coming along well! It’s going to be beautiful:) good to hear from you guys.

10 11 2019
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