8:00 am - Sunday - January 3rd - Seal Rock, OR - 45° F, 100% humidity, wind - CALM for the first time in days....heavy cloud cover, but no rain until later today, and a forecast high of 52° F. On this date in 2016 we arrived at one of our favorite boondocking sites....Rock House Road, near Borrego Springs, CA.....good friend Michael Vaccari in the foreground......↴
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Sounds of Silence......
January 2nd wasn't at all different from the 1st......rain, wind, sheeting, wind driven rain....then torrential rain....oh my! Combine that with several more uninteresting college bowl game offerings, and shy of watching the college football final bowl game on January 11th between Alabama and Ohio State this New Years has been a wash, both figuratively and literally. The cloud cover was so bad we lost satellite reception entirely (until early this morning....Sunday) for the rest of the day around 3 pm. That is a first in almost 10 years of full time living in our Newell. Eventually, due to the high winds, I decided to stow the Winegard Traveler HD dish to protect it from possible damage.
Once again we did not take a step outside the Newell until around 4:30 pm when TLE briefly stepped outside to retrieve something from our pullout Norcold chest refer....I, personally, did not step outside of our 220 square feet of living space at all Saturday.
Around 3 am I got up to go to the bathroom and noticed the winds had finally abated, and the rain had ceased. The silence after 48 hours of rain on the roof, and wind whistling around the exterior had an almost eerie quality. As I often say...."change....sometimes any change.....is nice".
As I sit at my small desk composing today's post it would appear I will be working for the first time in 4 days, which also means I will setting foot outside the confines of the Newell.
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