One year isn't even enough. With such a limited time frame, we are pressed to move upwards, into the cold zone. I am trying my best to be appreciative of the fact that we are living as a full-time family, but honestly, the weather was such a crappy friend on most of our trip. I mean, we had deep freeze for most of our stay at our beach resort (this never happens they claimed), then we had the wacky cold weather that started snowing out of no where when we were in DC (that is such a weird weather!! they said)... oh and the south carolina farm? "It's been raining and so cold, which is unusual for us." *eye rolls* Apparently, the cold front pretty much followed us throughout the entire trip.
And now? We are following it because we have to go north. If you hear a frustrated growl emitting from a lady, it's from me.
Well then, if this trip taught time one thing, it's that planning ahead can be a bad idea and not planning well pretty much has the same result. I know that seems confusing, trust me, it's the truest way I can describe the rv-planning. Best thing we can do is to shrug our shoulders and try and make the best out of it.
We headed into eastern parts of Tennessee, fully aware of 20's-30's temps for the week. I've pretty much given up on having any hopes of us sitting outside of Meraki and eating our meals at a picnic table with an idyllic weather.
I knew it'd be cold and that there was a possibility of snow at Crossville, Tennessee. What I did not expect was the beautiful snow that graced us this morning. I was thrilled when I saw thick snowflakes floating down and everything looked so clean and peaceful, so excited that I woke my boys up (Eitan, being a tween he is, went right back to sleep). I am glad I did because it was short-lived. Literally, within an hour the snow was gone.
Then new problems came up.
My boys noticed water dripping from the window frame in my bedroom. We never had that issue with all THOSE rain and cold weather we've had lately, today was the first time it happened. I realized that the snow on top of Mer melted and pooled into one specific area, which obviously got right into a crack in the window frame. I went up on the roof and put a towel there, a very redneck DIY approach, and the leaking stopped immediately.
I thought to myself, it's official, it'll always be a "Today's weather is a 100% chance of Be Shitty to Meraki."
It looks like I gotta take out the window frame (Fulltime Families on Facebook said it's easy to do) to dry it, putty it and caulk it, but I cannot do it because I need someone else to "catch" the window as I pop it out. Errrrmmm. The "resort" we are at (laughing so hard) is in the middle of nowhere and we're the only ones there. Guess I gotta wait until the next resort, as it's much bigger and sorta fancy. I'm sure there will be someone who will help. This will add another notch in my belt of being a handy RV Lady.
Anyway, I bid thee farewell to the south, to any possibilities of warmth, thanks for a fabulous time. And now, onwards to our other half of the journey up into north pole.
just a mother who fled from society's constraints and is super excited to wake up to the outdoors, remain braless daily and teach her boys the art of boredom and discovery.