Monday, October 23, 2017

Welcome Back to Fairbanks

You leave town for a bit and look what happens. Winter arrives. This was the temperature on Saturday morning. One of the regulars at coffee mentioned that it was -12°F at his place a few miles west of Fairbanks. Of course, it didn't stay this cold all day and by late afternoon it was up to 20°F again.

This week I need to get the trailer straightened out as in storage, cover, batteries removed, dehumidifying containers, cupboards emptied, etc. The original plan was to store the trailer next to the garage but due to the delays in getting it repaired, it will probably winter over at the RV storage lot. Not my preference but I don't want to try getting it into our driveway with the snow. As it was, I needed 4WD to get it out of the driveway at the end of August. The other task for this week is getting the truck set up to plow snow again. This means removing the fifth wheel hitch and reinstalling the wooden frame to hold the bags of gravel in place near the tailgate. I should probably remove the generators and add some Stabil to the gas left in the generators. I already added it to the gasoline left in the gas cans, the lawn mower, and the snow blower. I may even rearrange things in the garage sufficiently to park the truck in the garage again. We'll see how it goes this week.

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  1. Sounds like you're going to be real busy this week!

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    1. Yep, I think that it's going to be one of those weeks.

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  2. Sounds like so much to do. I can't even think about snow and cold. We are in our monsoon season now and have had unrelenting rain for 2 weeks, which I really don't mind, for me it's the habitual grey that takes over during winter. Blah feeling from that.

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    1. It's been a busy day today. Now I'm exhausted.

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  3. Brrr. Now I know why I like Oregon, rain and all. Although we are setting up for a week in the mid 60's. I can't complain about that, especially after seeing your temperatures. Good luck with all your projects.

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  4. I feel your pain. We've been exceptionally lucky here this fall with balmy, unseasonal weather. But now I too have to start dealing with those same issues in preparation for winter's blast which might arrive any day. Busy times ahead indeed.

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    1. I guess I shouldn't have procrastinated....

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  5. I am ready for winter's time though I would be happy if winter abates on the Alcan until after we traverse its more challenging sections. We leave Seattle tomorrow (Thursday) for the trip north, should be home Sunday four days hence if weather is cooperative. See you at coffee next week. Good luck getting your trailer winterized.

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