The weather seems to have shifted. The days are cooler, the nights are a bit chilly. The malice seems to be gone from the afternoon heat.
For many people, this would be the time to do a seasonal wardrobe changeover. For me, not so much. After my first seasonal wardrobe changeover in the magic bus (which involved crawling around under the bed and pulling out giant bags of clothes), I decided FUCK THAT NOISE. Since then, I have maintained a wardrobe that fits into the amount of storage space I have for it, all seasons included.
This year has been a bit different. I’ve gained weight, so I’ve had to buy new clothes. It hasn’t been fun, but I definitely didn’t want to be caught unaware this winter like I was last winter. I think I’m as prepared as can be now, clothes-wise.
Which means I can turn my attention to staying warm in the magic bus. Winter sucks in an RV. Even with the added insulation, it just stays cold in here. We keep extra comforters to pile on the bed each winter, and we have an electric blanket between the mattress topper and the mattress. We have a couple of ceramic electric heaters to supplement the central furnace units.
Side note: we actually never run the back furnace unit. The ducts run under the bed, and I am NOT cleaning all the stuff out of there with nowhere to put it to prevent a fire, so we just improvise. It actually gets stupid hot back there with the ceramic heater on a low setting.
This morning, I came to the conclusion that it’s time to think about digging out the extra comforters. Of course, no matter when I dig them out, Sunshine will bitch because they make him hot at night. I don’t care. I don’t want to be cold, so he can just suck it up buttercup and only use as many or few as he wants.
I was hoping to be done with our little house before seasonal changeover time, but that isn’t happening. Rude Ass is about halfway done installing the ceiling, and Sunshine is only halfway done with the chimney. They’ll both be working on the place today, so hopefully Sunshine and Biff will be finishing the interior and exterior walls soon. Once all that is done, we get to dive into the fun stuff. Lights, cabinets, tile, appliances… Hopefully, they’ll have my safe room/closet emptied out soon (everybody is storing their tools in there for now) so that I can paint the inside and get started moving things in there that will eventually get installed there.
Now, I’m off to get ready for work, because hurricane Bossman waited until the last minute to inform me that he has to make a hotshot run to get us more mums since the pig ate the ones we didn’t sell from the last shipment. I’ll definitely be packing some extra layers, because it can stay fairly chilly inside the shop.