Thursday, March 25, 2021

Our Cocoon.......

 7:48 am - Thursday - March 25th - Seal Rock, OR - 45° F, 76% humidity, wind 15 mph out of the northwest.....heavy cloud cover today with a forecast high of 47° F.  On this date in 2012 we were overnighting in Daphne, AL....we took a 10 mile bike ride along Mobile Bay, stopping in at East Shore Cafe for some sandwiches.......↴

Rain was forecast to begin around 9 am, and shortly after 9 it came.  Nevertheless, since Wednesday is one of Terry's days off from work I reported for work which consisted mainly of checking sites after customers left....nothing else to really do when it is raining.  Technically 11 am is checkout time here at SRRVC, but there are always one, or two scofflaws who don't leave until almost noon.  Since I was the only outside person on duty I hung around for two hours busying myself cleaning rust off some of our hand tools.  We have a bench grinder in the landscape shed with a wire wheel attachment, so I used that to clean a few years of rust  off couple of Channelock wrenches, a couple of hammers, and a few other tools to pass the time until the customer in site #23 finally vacated their site just before 12 pm.  Once they were gone, and I was able to check their site I was done for the day, and headed for home.

The rain came and went all afternoon making it impossible to do anything worthwhile outside, so I remained inside enjoying the rain on the roof, and thankful our Newell seems impervious to the elements.  Being so close to the outside environment, and its elements is one of the things we love about this nomadic lifestyle.  No matter where we are in our Newell we are never more than a couple of feet from whatever the local environment has to offer, whether it be rain, wind, snow, or cloudless, sunny skies inviting us to exit our cocoon.  Looking forward to those days again when it is sunny, and warm outside....warm enough to sit on our 'lido deck' to read a book, or take a nap, or a mixture thereof.  We've had the sunny part numerous times, but need that warm element to enjoy the outdoors.

The rain, sometimes quite hard, abated around 4 pm for a few hours before returning with even more force in the early morning much so we had to get up around 4 am and quickly stow the patio awning, which was being buffeted by gusting winds.....doh!  Should have stowed it when the rain stopped around 4!

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