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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sit'n in the cold

Oh my God....I survived another night. It's get'n to the point where I don't know if'n I'm gonna wake up dead or alive. Mostly from freez'n to death ya know. I know that that old "Mother Nature" is a awesome lady an' all that. An' pretty much knows what she's do'n, but damn..... There ain't no reason at all that I can see for the need of cold weather in south Texas. None what-so-ever. If'n she wants to make somebody miserable, let it be somewhere's up north where people are used to it.

Ok.....some ya don't know how we rough an' ready RV'ers conduct our lives when we ain't got no electricity an' stuff like that when we out boondock'n. The first and foremost is stay'n warm when it's colder 'n hell outside. Ya don't just set a thermostat on 80 degs and forget it. Ya use heat only during the day time when you're awake. When ya go to bed, ya turn the heat slap OFF. Bout 4am, I'm gonna guarantee ya, it's cold in "da house". Some people is gonna say 65 degs is good sleep'n weather. I guess I could agree with that. But when ya wake up to 50 degs, don't ya suppose that would be considered a mite cold? So why don't "boondockers" leave the heaters on when they go to bed? Simple....it's a waste of precious propane. You're heating a space where you ain't at. That's why God invented piles of heavy blankets an' thermal long johns.

Sure do thank everbody what left a comment and suggestions bout my electricity problem. As far as the controller goes, I'm think'n that it's work'n just fine. Crank'n out bout 12 amps right bout noon time....when there's sunshine. Tilting the solar panels would give a few more amps (bout 2), but my panels only tilt one way (modification on the draw'n board), an' the way I got "Sally da house" parked (pointed west), a tilt wouldn't do no good. And I ain't gonna move "da house". I'll let my battery problem rest for a while until I have good news to post. I'm get'n tired of hear'n bout batteries, batteries, batteries too.

As of news around the campground, State Park and Falcon Lake, there ain't a thing to say. As you know, the old Billy Bob don't go outside when it's cold. Gonna sit right there on that couch and do some think'n.

Ok....I got things to do....like nuttin....laters

12 comments:

  1. The Old Fat Man always tells fun stories about you so when I saw you link on Hitch Itch I thought I'd take a look. Now I know why. You are a funny guy. You have fun getting your "nuttin" done on that couch today. LOL.

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  2. Sometimes doing nothing is a good way to spend some time! Might come up with an earth shaking idea or something!

    Stay warm!

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  3. Keep warm shoes and sox on and long thermals they come in tops and bottoms, how about getting one of those warm up blankies crank it up high and you will stay warm. A hot water bottle or two would keep your bed warm. Try taking some hot water or tea or coffee just before bed not to much cause it will make you go potty sooner than later..Just a few hints, and cover your head to make sure you don't lose any heat from your body.Goodluck!

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  4. Yep its cold alright, but ain't snowin and thats a good thing. We tryin to keep warm too. Good luck.

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  5. Maybe you should go hiking with the OFM. Them Javelinas will get your blood boiling for a while. They are some nasty little pigs, seem to really like dog and cat meat and they're pretty good at catching them too.

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    1. Javelina will kill a dog if the dog attacks them and they are defending themselves or their young. If they can run away from the attack that is the first think they will do. Have never heard of them killing a cat, cats are smart enough to leave them alone.
      As far as chasing dogs and cats and catching them to eat, I think you have javelina confused with coyotes.

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    2. Ed..Good answer, sir. RB

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  6. I've been keeping my thermostat at 65, but after getting my latest utility bill I may turn it down to 60. If I could read the darn numbers without using a magnifying glass I would lower it even more at night, but as it is I just set it and forget it.

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  7. Maybe try disconnecting the controller from the batteries for one night and see what they do.

    Gene

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  8. Doesn't Saddie May get in bed with you and keep you warm? Keeps her warm, too.

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