To be honest, I started out today a little bit weepy. It was a long night without electricity and I woke up without any water. I cried a few tears as I spoke with my husband on the phone. No shower, no toilet. I brushed my teeth with Listerine and went to work at 0630 just so I could have coffee and go to the bathroom. Not very glamorous, but honest.
However, when I got back to the camper this afternoon I had this view (and running water). The temperature is still below freezing, and that is snow headed our way, but Wookie and I went for a hike anyway. I put his little knitted sweater on him, bundled myself up, and out we went. By the time we were back to the camper, he was hopping foot-to-foot because his paws were cold and I felt like my face was frost-bitten, but we were both in great spirits. How can you be upset, angry, or disappointed with a view like this?
I am now sitting in a warm camper (with water and electricity), watching a new series on HBO Max, and knitting him a sweater with a heavier thread so that we can continue to go out even on these cold, cold days (he is recuperating on his heated blanket and actively dreaming).
BTW, I stopped at the store on my way home to buy 5 gallons of water and I will definitely leave the faucet running tonight, just in case…..