Well, the worst is over - I hope. The good news, we all made it. The better news is I feel a whole new level of confidence that despite the massive limitations of the tiny trailer as a snow worthy home, it will be doable!
On day 1 I expressed some real concern about the logistics of all of this. And, yes - and I mean YES, this trailer is one leaky box when it comes to letting cold air in!!!
But our "warm" zone held out well enough demonstrating either small miracles or the dynamics of air and heat I don't fully understand. Either way, it is done for now.
Here is the update to the same location as yesterday's pic about the grayness of the day. Now, it is the whiteness. Better, but still kinda spooky in its blending of sky and land.
Day 3 brought with it a lot of snow - at least for here. But snow feels better than just ice and at some point there was I think an insulating effect.
Here are some pictures from that day:
On day 3 and 4 something did happen within me also. The biggest fear when this started was how could I be directed into a situation in which it just wasn't safe? The last two winters I've headed to lower elevations specifically to avoid this kind of thing.
But there were also the small miracles that preceded the storm The owner of the property refitting the electrical to accommodate two heaters plus a heater for the well pump. The gift of the parabolic heater when combined with the one I had made all the difference in the world for keeping things warm - well warm enough.
And a few more just between us, here.
It was and is okay. So the real question is why do I keep doubting and more importantly putting my self in these situations?
I know, but that doesn't seem to be enough to change it.
When the sun came out as you can see in the above pictures, it was a sight of endless beauty. Pictures just don't do justice to the brightness, the vastness, and beauty that is panoramic in a scope I can't fully capture.
Courage comes when things are dark and grey. Hope when the light shines and color returns to the life around you.
It is hard to have one without the other and make it through this life. The tests for both are always unique to the individual. But what we share in is both the struggle and success. That is universal. That is what we can give each other.
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!