Friday, December 4, 2009

Winter weather

We are really into winter weather here at Camp Spann. Long gone are the sweltering days of summer. Today is the first day in about a week where we could even see a hint of blue sky. The weather has really been more like Washington State in winter for the past week. It was a drizzly, misty rain steadily for several days. The temperatures ranged from 30 to 50 degrees and puddles formed all over camp. The mountains which looked so desolate and forbidding in summer look like a veritable winter wonderland now draped in snow.

The camp infrastructure, however has been under assault by mother nature. I saw more than one truck get stuck, even in the gravel. Most concerning was the sight of our B-hut's foundation this morning. Luckily nobody fell into the 1 ft sized hole last night in the dark. It burrows about 3 feet under the b-hut adjacent to ours. I hope there is no such a thing as eviction from a b-hut or condemning a b-hut due to structural instability. The only thing less comfortable in winter would be sleeping in a summer tent in the cold. The facilities folks have been alerted and the obligatory danger tape indicates that some repair preparations will soon follow.
The good news: It is time for Christmas music. I have been playing it steadily for the past week and look forward to continuing to play it for the rest of this month at least. The soundtrack to Charlie Brown's Christmas is my favorite. After all, winter is a sign of the approach of Christmas

1 comment:

  1. The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 12/07/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.