Staying Warm

If you read my last blog post you will know that I am now in the maritimes, and in quarantine, living in a tiny home(trailer) with my husband. It has been 7 days as of 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, October 28th. So here’s an update on how it’s going.

We weren’t sure what the weather would be like when we planned this trip. At the beginning of the trip it was mild, and that worked well for us. Because our trailer has plumbing, we can add water to it, and it also has a water heater and a pump, allowing us to use a kitchen sink and also a shower, which we used, before it started to get colder. It has recently been colder here, and we had to drain our pipes and add some winterizing antifreeze agent to the pipes to keep them from freezing over the winter. So we have altered the way we do things. We are now using some plastic tubs for bathing, using water heated over a hot plate.

When I first pictured coming here I was imagining how I would stay warm if it was cold. I had thought that I might go outside in the cold morning, wearing warm clothes and do some exercise to warm up. And this is what I have been doing. Some of the exercises I am doing are: high knee marching, push ups, a bit of kicking into the air, using a hula hoop. These things are getting my heart rate up. And throughout the workout I need to peel off the layers so that I don’t get too sweaty. The endorphins I am getting from these workouts is noticeable.

We have a nice size refrigerator and freezer in our tiny home. When we left Toronto, I had a lot of pastured raised pork and beef from my CSA farmers share over the summer, in the freezer. And we had some frozen broccoli and cauliflower, and some fresh vegetables too. We brought this food with us. We have not run out of food, we are doing very well. We ordered a delivery from the grocery store once, which was a small order. It is a bit expensive to get the delivery and that’s why its great that we don’t need to do it very much.

We are staying on land that is owned by my husbands family and it is quite spacious, allowing us to get out for walks through the forest. The neighbour, also family, has lent us a chiminnea, and we have a fire every day, using wood that we find in the woods, during our walks.

Chiminea, laser show, dance party