We are in the midst of a cold snap here in the Coastal South. Yesterday, the high for the day was 46º with the low just shy of the freezing mark. Today we will get into the fifties, just, with warming towards the weekend and above-normal 73º. I’m hoping that will be the end of winter.
My electric heater has been valiantly fighting a losing battle eighteen hours per day, with the propane furnace surprisingly effective when necessary. An additional benefit of Workamping is that I have an electric allowance of up to $75 per month. As well, I get propane at cost… $7.30 per tank as opposed to $18.50 at Ace Hardware.
My newly-acquired electric blanket has been keeping us – me and the Fleabag – warm and toasty at night. Tupelo does not like this weather. He went outside yesterday, a couple of times, for about five minutes each before retreating to the comparative warmth of a cool coach. He got curious throughout the day and meeowed at the door. I would crack open the door, he would sniff at the air and retreat to the boredom yet warmth of the bed. He appears to have become selectively feral.
This is a perfect time to reminisce about taking a scenic tour of Savannah back in late November. Oglethorpe Trolley Tours runs a trolley-style bus through the scenic parts of Savannah while the driver talks of the city’s colorful history.
After taking the initial ninety-minute tour, you can ‘jump on and jump off’ to revisit locations where you wanted to explore or spend more time. It was an excellent way to spend the day. The first ninety-minute part brought us close to Paula Deen’s Restaurant and Store.