|It’s 3:30am and Saturday Morning when I hear Bea stirring under her covers, then telling me that the furnace has stopped, because the propane tanks are empty. That sure activates me out of my sleep. It’s only 3 days ago I mounted full tanks. So I get up to check. Throwing myself in some warm clothes I step outside. It’s not dark around her. RV-Park Lights are casting a shallow light all around. I lift the tanks and realize that Bea is right. But stop….one of the tanks are heavier than the other. So I switch the valve over to that tank alone hoping the best.
Back in the trailer I try the furnace. Blower starts, I hear a short ignition then ….nothing. There is not enough pressure left in the tank. Darn…..I switch on the electric radiant heater and go back to bed. But sleep has deserted me.
At around 7am I decide to get up. I try the cooking range and it ignites. Not a strong flame but enough to boil water for coffee.
TV-programming is in full swing and I watch Detective Murdoch solve one of his mysteries. At 8am I have the van started. It is time to get going for a propane refill.
At Spruce Grove I stop at TEMPO GAS. They have the cheapest propane around here. Luckily, they are at work already. Ted tells me that they ran out of propane yesterday afternoon. The truck came during the evening with new supplies.
When I return to the trailer I find Bea and Molly on the couch.
Meanwhile all kind of activities have started around the park.
A man is up on his roof removing snow or fixing something. Others meet outside coffee mug in hand. A few dogs have been taken on a morning walk. The sun is out, but it is cold. The weather men are talking about a warm-up to minus 5C today and look…Monday it’s supposed to get up to 0C (32F) I will have to dig out my shorts.