Dealing with the cold at Plateau Hame De Colquhoun

Mornings have been a bit chilly here at Plateau Hame De Colquhoun , It was 17 outside when we got up this morning… Since we run a buddy heater for our heat, we only tend to run it at night before going to bed and in the morning when we get up. This morning when we got out of the warm bed, it was 30 degrees inside. The dogs wanted out, but Weillow met me with her teeth chattering.. Weillow wears a jacket and crawls up on the couch at night under blankets.. Like us she was probably warm until she had to go to the bathroom.

We can run the heater all night and probably will if we feel it’s going to get cold. Cold to us is when it doesn’t warm up during the day. Usually our days warm up enough to warm the inside of the RV nicely, we open windows and doors to get the heat in, but before it starts to cool off we shut everything down to trap in the warmth. We tend to stay at an even temp (depending on outside temp) until around 9-10 pm.. If we plan on staying up a bit we kick on the #buddyheater until we are ready for bed or it warms up. We do this as we feel safer, and save on propane even though we have smoke and Co2 detectors, sleeping with the heater off.. In the morning the first to wake up turns on the heater.

We had talked about doing wood, but if you’ve ever seen any of our photos trees are pretty sparse, and the cost of wood isn’t worth it.

What have you used for heat. Comment below and let us know.

Fighting Winds

If isn’t snow it’s wind… 30 mph winds with 40 mph gusts. We did drive 140 miles, 100 less than our original intentions. We’re sitting at Flying J in Amarillo TX. On the way here we seen one semi blown off the road and rolled. We are so close to home, yet so far…

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Winds and more winds

Wind, wind and more wind.. While the new solar system is again on hold while we wait to hear on getting a different AIM Solar Power Solutions controller due to it not working. 
We are dealing with winds up to 45 mph, which is preventing us from doing much outside…

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So many projects not enough sunny days!

photo is rain coming over #ladronepeak.. 2 days of rain and cloudy days is making hard on the little solar system. Rain has also slowed us even more on the bigger 8k system. We are very close to finishing but much of what’s left needs sunny days. Last week all our sunny days we’ve been busy with other life projects.

It’s now evening and clearing off, we are fully booked up with campers for weekend here at Plateau Hame De Colquhoun. We just finished up getting everything set up for the #campers. We’ve been so busy even Dreugan has passed out.

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Delayed yet again

Heat, and storms. Dealing with weather doesn’t give us much chance to complete the projects we are wanting to complete. Today we were supposed to pickup an armoire and couple end tables, we’ll have to see what these clouds do before we can get them.

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Projects waiting game and weather

We have many projects to achieve, but much of it is weather dependent. Forecast is showing rain for the next couple days. Which means we wait it out, don’t run much for electricity due to lack of sunlight. Once the new solar is up and finished, and new container is delivered. We’ll be able to do more of the work that isn’t weather dependent. But until then here we sit…

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Update Modern Pioneerism

Been a busy week dealing with more wind damage, and Anniversary of our first picnic on the land a year ago. Before we made any plans of what we thought we’d need nor had any idea what it was going to be like living up here.

In the near future we are planning on making a major change to our set up in hopes of better protection from the elements. Stay tuned to our Wednesday videos and posts for updates!

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