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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cold, windy and more freezing rain, frozen water pump, just nice to just hang out here.

Where are we today ? 
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      Yup it got cold overnight 25 F (-4C) with the wind chill making it much colder.  We have been in this cold before with no issues but the cold wind hitting the side of our coach where the water pump is caused it to freeze up.  That compartment is heated if we ran our furnace more, but then we would be out of propane very quickly. So this morning I put a small electric ceramic heater in that compartment on low and in 15 minutes it is working again. Nice that we have a 15 amp electrical plug here. (thanks Dennis and Sandy) Cold water only to the Kitchen and bathroom taps. The hot water and toilet still not working yet. So I opened the door where the water heater is and put another small heater there on low and about 2 pm the toilet and hot water taps were working again.  But with this ENE 25 mph cold wind hitting that side of the coach across the fields with only some very tall maple trees not blocking it is not helping,  can sure hear the wind howling through the trees Wind from any other direction we are sheltered from. Go figure?
this about says it all for this spring in Canada
saw this on Facebook and just had to share
looking down the road this morning not nice
think we can just leave  our car right here today
later today still not nice
roads plowed but now icy
        So a tasty lunch of more ham/bean soup and a quiet afternoon enjoying our e-readers. And watch a couple of Sunday afternoon movies on TV,  Arnold Schwarzenegger action movies that we enjoy, just like we did when we lived in the area on cold snowy winter Sundays years ago.
     I did a couple short walkabouts for some fresh air and exercise, to check out the road that the snow plow has been down, but most of the day we had freezing rain and sleet. It did get up to 34F(+1C) for a bit. Glad we not going anywhere on these roads. We don't have winter tires or 4wd. Again did not get to see daughter number 2 but she understands will wait for a nicer day.
hmm, glad we not travelling now
icicles everywhere 
         Suzie went in to chat with Sandy this afternoon just before supper and Sandy loaned Suzie a very nice crocheted blanket that she made to keep Suzie's legs extra warm.
nice blanket Sandy , Thanks!
            Eventually time for supper going to bake a large bone in chicken breast to share, like I do on our Weber Q (sure do miss using our Weber Q) and add to a tasty salad.
     And it turned out wonderful so tasty and moist almost as good as on our Weber Q. And of course the salad is our salad.
this was excellent and  big enough to share
     Not a bad day at all, yes it was cold, snowy etc, could be worse, outside but we cozy inside and enjoying this time together reading and watching a couple of action movies and a very tasty supper as well.
     That was our spring ? Day here in Ontario maybe someday soon we will actually have a REAL spring day.
      Wanna thank ya'll for dropping in on our almost ? nice day here in Ontario, Sure hope your weather was much better than this.

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Where have we been this summer?

32 comments:

  1. I don't understand...why did you hurry out of Arizona? Nice and warm here.

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    1. Well Rita we are only legally allow to be in the united states for 182 day in any 12 month period so when we leave October 20th we have to be out pf the USA by April 20th our 6 months is up, But we have to account for a wedding we are going to In New York this June as well.

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  2. We liked your Canadian weather Summary, it looks real accurate from here! Gord.

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    1. Thought it is pretty accurate. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. Funny weather summary...sort of like something that would get put out in the UP using the counties...lol
    At least you two are nice and cozy warm in your home.

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    1. Yes I thought so as well, you guys are pretty close to this area anyway you can almost join our map. We cozy here for sure.

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  4. You can only count on four months of good weather in Canada. Anything else is a crapshoot. I'm with Rita.... why did you rush up there so quick?

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    1. We spent our 6 months down south as I explained to Rita and most years its not this bad gonna warm up soon..

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    2. Ah, I forgot about that 182 day rule for staying in the U.S.. Because we also spend time in Mexico, we don't need to worry about it.

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  5. I absolutely love your weather map. That sure is some cold weather your having. Hope it warms up soon

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    1. Thanks Jo, starting to warm up slowly every day now.

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  6. Weather is always unpredictable, even in some southern states so we crap shoot and come home when we do. I love the weather map too, I think we are in the 'completely shitty' section. :)
    Glad you are warm, like we are. We could have stayed longer in the southern states this year but then next year could be beautiful by Apr. 1 like last year!

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    1. Yes the spring weather here is a crap shoot, just never know like you we just take it as it comes.
      That is the section we are in, just because .

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  7. It was 42 degrees this morning in Louisiana.

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    1. That's pretty cold for there actually 37 degrees here this morning so thawing out.

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  8. Glad you are staying Safe and like you said hopefully we'll see a Real Spring soon.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. We are quite comfy here, don't need to go very far for a while.

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  9. Wow...I'm hearing parts of the U.S. are still getting snow too. Where are you guys heading after Ontario? Btw, Ive either been to Ontario or Montreal but I was 14 and it was summer. The Canadians spoke French! Ooo la la those French speaking young Canadians, lol.

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    1. Not to Far, we have to stay in Ontario for at least 5 months every year to maintain out health care.
      You would have been in Quebec (Montreal) French is the primary language in Quebec.

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  10. I never knew weather in Canada could be that bad (love the map). I have to say I'm glad I live in the lower 48 ... and on the west side to boot. Stay warm!!!

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    1. Yes Nancy we do get some pretty shitty weather here in most of Canada, thats why we love the southwest in the winter. Wish we could stay there longer.

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  11. Wait, what? You mean you're not out there cooking on your "Q"?? Um ya, I wouldn't be either. I've barely made it out to the shed and back, although I might venture out a little farther today. Right now it's raining like crazy, and the snow and ice are still hanging around. No bueno.
    Hang in there, spring is....around the corner??

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  12. Love your FB download, says it like is! The blanket from Sandy is beautiful and looks to be perfect for the weather. Suzie looks comfy there on the couch! Glad your stuff only froze and didn't break, that would be a mess. Hopefully it warms for you soon..guess it's got to eventually! Turkey breast looks awesome!! YUM

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    1. Thanks the Map sure does say it like it is. Sandy's blanket sure is nice a comfy, we turn the heat down and still be cozy. We have had this stuff freeze a few times over the years and have been lucky, Warmer weather coming later this week. That was actually a very large chicken breast big enough to be a turkey breast.

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  13. Whoa! I started shivering just looking at those pictures. Cold weather = No fun. :c(

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    1. We shivering for you , at least outside. Don't much care for this cold weather either, thats why we head to south to avoid as much as possible.

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  14. Here in "Partly Shitty" country life ain't bad. If only your RV could talk, there would probably be some out takes...

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    1. "Partly Shitty" sounds pretty good to me, That sure would be interesting if our rv could talk, sure would be some interesting stories !

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  15. Wow, shitty weather indeed. It's almost like you decided to stay home for winter. Hang in there, it can only get better. It has to!

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    1. We hanging in no problem, it has been a lot worse and we missed most of it. It will always get better someday, the sooner the better.

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  16. Perhaps turning the motorhome around would help protect it from the wind on that side, or even parking the car there to help deflect some of the wind might help. Although it's going to get warmer pretty soon, so you'll soon be back in shorts and showing off those great legs again.

    Take care, and stay warm.

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    1. I had thought of that Deb but then the cold wind would be hitting our door. And with the snow and mud, best to stay on the gravel area. The majority of the time wind comes from the other way and we are protected by building and a neighbours huge barn.
      The weather will soon be warm again back in shorts, don't know about my great legs though.

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