Ah. We are home. Sigh.
Granted. It is cold. It was below zero here last night and in the 20s today. There are a few inches of snow on the ground firmly covered with a layer of ice…enough that when you walk, the ice holds you above the snow. Must have been a nasty ice storm.
But,things are supposed to be warmer from here on out. In the 40s over the weekend and low 50s at the end of the week. We must be the harbingers of Spring!
We arrived about 11:30 this morning, parked the trailer and hooked up to electricity to turn on the heat for VeeGee (who was in hiding. Allie, of course, had immediately jumped in her cat carrier to join us for the trip into the house.) We went to get the mail (the post office is only open 2 hours a day due to economic conditions) and they recognized us right away and let us know that they had brought our held mail back from the regional post office two days ahead of time because they know we tend to be ahead of schedule. Hey, small town Ohio!
As we were loading up the mail in the truck, the owner of the local hardware store ran out to ask us where we had been and to get the info to spread to other locals. Then we went to Miss Mollie’s Bakery for lunch. I am sure the waitress, Kim, was happy to see The Bearded One since he is a generous tipper!
I spent some time unloading clothes, groceries, and various sundries from the trailer. VeeGee emerged in the end and came to me for pitty-pats then was shoved into her cat carrier. She is still ticked.
We are happy to be home to great cable, great internet, laundry without quarters, and this strange box next to the sink that can hold dishes and magically clean them when you press a button!
Especially grateful for it all after last night in the trailer in single digits with no running water, no sewer, and the imagined sound of banjos playing the theme song of Deliverance in the background….