The imp is dancing around this morning! I was so snug and toasty warm all night it wasn’t until this morning I realized the furnace hadn’t kicked on. I got up and turned on the stove – no familiar hiss of propane, so I knew I’d miscalculated. It really didn’t matter all that much to me – yesterday Fred and Mary brought over a small electric heater for me to use, and I have my Lasko, so the rig warmed up quickly enough. The last time I had looked at the propane the second tank was about midway between red and green, so I thought I might make it. No harm done.
I got back from Ace Hardware with my two full tanks and got them hooked up with no problem. They aren’t all that easy for me to lift, but I am parked pretty close so it wasn’t too bad. Those full tanks feel like about 100# each! I thought about not hooking the water back up and just running on the fresh water tank, but the pump is annoying so I hooked up the hose, breaking the “L” connector in the process. I will need another one soon and I don’t think I’ll disconnect tonight – just let the water drip in one of the faucets to keep it moving. I totally forgot about looking at Ace for some insulation for the hose.
It is a bit scary when you have two full tanks of propane in the back of your pickup truck and some fool tailgates you. I drove nearly to the speed limit but it drives people crazy if they can’t go their 10 mph over. Fortunately the roadway is fairly smoothe and I got home safely.
Fred and Mary also brought over some kindling he had chopped because they heard me say I couldn’t get the fire going at the Sutler store with no kindling. That is such a nice thing for them to do, and I’m thankful for such great neighbors.
I hate to waste a second day off staying at home, but it’s only warmed up in the sun and the wind is still a factor. I think I’ll stay comfortable and just kick back today.