Thursday, March 14, 2013

Winterize by Staying Clear of Winter

Where's vanilla?  Unlike Waldo, he sometimes hides in plain sight.  We left the Island mid-morning and made the first twenty miles homeward!  This is where we settled back in for an indeterminate period of time (though I am guessing not less than three weeks.) 

The deal is I have no intention of returning to Winter Wonderland.  I plan not to winterize the RV before October.  Once a year is quite enough.  In fact, I was talking with Chester Wednesday afternoon.  Chester is from Muncie, Indiana.  He has been here every time we've been here, and many more times as well.  He told me he bought his current RV, which is a gorgeous Class A, seven years ago and it has never been winterized!  How does he manage this? He leaves Indiana in October at latest, and preferably in September and will not arrive back in Muncie until May.  Now there's a plan.


This is an auspicious day for our friend Richard Prout.  It is his birthday.  The number is a multiple of ten.  He is older than I.  Happy birthday, Dick!

Dick and his wife, Heide, make it possible for us to stay away from winter, for they do stick with it. They take care of our mail and our plants, and look out for the property.   And while we appreciate all they do for us, we care more for the fact that they are good, kind, and loving friends.

7 comments:

Lin said...

Hooray--he's coming home!! :) Drive safe, my friend.

Gees, that is nice to have friends like that, isn't it? That's great that they take care of your place for ya.

Shelly said...

Some of us know not what winterizing is, but ti sounds like a chore.

vanilla said...

Lin, yes, coming home. But you did note that we'll be a long time getting there.

Shelly, sure. For some people, "winterizing" is putting on a sweatshirt when the sun goes down in January.

Grace said...

If I ever get the address right you will have a little gifitie waiting for you when you do finally get home - Spring can be a nice time to be on the road - follow the weather road...

vanilla said...

Grace, the address is on the way via email. Do hope it arrives okay, because I am looking forward to the "giftie." We will follow the weather, arrive home for Spring!

Sharkbytes said...

Not winterizing things always saves time, hassles, and the pain in the butt factor

vanilla said...

Shark, that chore is one of my least favorite RVing tasks.