If you're reading this blog post and living in the prairies, you'll most likely agree with me that global warming is no threat to us this past week. It's been a darn cold November, with the official start to winter still several weeks away.
Thankfully, we have enough provisions, resources and shelter to see ourselves through. But, by golly, our motivation to get the house suitable for day-to-day living has been greatly intensified.
The wind breaks that we purchased, and positioned around the house and RV, have been doing their jobs. Last night's wind was effectively diverted around us, which certainly helped keep us warm. Being fully exposed to the -40 wind chill would have been a pretty cold night, for sure.
The wood stove in the house is a much more efficient of keeping warm, especially in this kind of weather. Although the RV is holding it's own and is keeping us warm, the furnace is going through its share of propane to do so. The sooner we can get moved into the house, and turn down the temperature in the RV a bit, the better.
This past week I got familiar with the snowblower on the yard tractor. It took a little while to get the hang of using it, but it all worked out well. It was certainly useful when it came to cutting through the hard-packed snow drifts.
We've certainly been given a good taste as to what winter can be like, out here on the prairies. But, thankfully, the Lord has been preparing us for it and giving us the right tools to see it through. Our trust in Him has not been misplaced, that's for darn sure.