The weather is becoming more and more gloomy. They say it is going to rain this afternoon. It’s a good thing that we will be inside tonight and Blackie will have a nice place to rest. I know the rain is needed here and even though it makes things harder for us, I thank God for sending it. I hope that when it is going to rain or snow we will have a dry place to sleep from this point on. Our trailer is just a stock trailer and can be rather wet inside when it rains. Our bedrolls get damp and it is hard to get warm when trying to go to sleep. Many mornings we wake up to a wet ceiling, dripping on our heads. We have a small electric heater and a propane heater. The propane heater doesn’t do much to fend off the cold. Sometimes it makes the condensation worse and we cannot sleep with it on.
The electric heater is ok, but in order to warm our bunk we have to suspend it from the ceiling of the trailer, close to us. It helps to have electricity too, but that is not always available. We use tarps to try to enclose the trailer and they help a little. I know this is all part of the journey. It makes it hard to concentrate when you don't get adequate sleep. One thing I have noticed is when I sleep inside now I often get too warm. Seems odd that a warm place to sleep can be as difficult as a cold damp one. Six months of sleeping "outside" is really different. It makes one appreciate the simple things in life.