Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chillin in Virginia Beach

This week marks our tenth week in Virginia Beach.  Its been a mix of different kinds of weather and we have learned that we are not such pansies after all.  We have toughened up some and can do this.
Yesterday my early morning job was to dump the tanks.  I had stowed the sewer hose but could not find the hole in the ground until I poked around and dug it out.
The day before, I had to carefully get up on top of the Roadrunner and remove the snow.  Its not good to have the snow on top settle over the slide outs and freeze on top of the toppers.

I have removed 5" or more of snow from the top of the Roadrunner twice now.  The first time I used my long car ice scraper and 1/2 of a broom.
The snow was wet and I spent most of my 3 hours up there on my hands and knew slowly pushing the snow off the top.  The toppers were a little more of a challenge, but I slowly go the job done.
Two days ago when I tried to get on top it was just too slippery and the snow wasn't moving.  So I got down and gave it another try later in the day.

Much better.  This time I delicately and slowly used our plastic snow shovel. It took a while as I went very slowly.  The next few days are going to be warmer.  Today we have a high forecast for 33 degrees and a low of 26.  But it fluctuates the next 10 days before we are through with the cold winter weather.

Meanwhile, we have been spending some time at Kelly and Jon's with Brooks.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


10 comments:

  1. It's a good thing that you have that new grandbaby up there in the land of the cold to take your mind off of the weather.

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    1. Yes - He is a cutie and one we could hold and stare at for hours...

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  2. Whew.. glad you got that snow off the toppers. Can be really slippery up on those roofs.... glad you were careful!

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  3. Not a fun task, I'm sure! But having to deal with the problems if you didn't remove all that snow would be much worse.

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    1. Yes - that's what we were thinking, so better take are of things now if possible...

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  4. Careful with ice and snow on the toppers. Pressure and pushing ice off can tear the toppers and cause premature wear out. :(

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  5. Boy the things we do for our grandchildren! I remember us going up to Nova Scotia in late March 2011 for the birth of our grandson Cameron. We spent 3 months up there and for the most part it was very cold weather with lots of wind and rain. Luckily enough we never had to contend to the amount of winter that you have been dealing with. Good for you to be so strong. Hoping you will start to see some nice spring like weather, I think you are both due for it.

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    1. Looks like only a another week or ten days of the cold weather here and then Spring! Its melting now and a bit of a mess but not a big deal. I even look forward to washing the motorhome in a couple of weeks! And Brooks is growing right up after 2 1/2 weeks of showing up on the scene. Fun times!

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  6. When ever we camp in the snow and ice we leave our slide pulled in, we can use our coach no problem that way, just not quite a roomy.

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