It’s been just over a month since we took to the road. Still on the fence about the whole thing, but that’s really just because of all the unexpected repairs. We’re coming up on the last leg of the first leg of our tour (meaning the point at which I got really bored with booking and stopped doing it). Next week we’re heading back in the eastern direction with a radio show outside of Pittsburgh and a nice little run in upstate New York culminating in our showcase at The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and a gig at Bar 4 in Brooklyn on 11/18…which brings me to our latest trailer drama:
Looks like we’ve got to replace the furnace. We haven’t used it since the alarm went off, but luckily our brand new air conditioner has a “heat strip” in it which can keep you somewhat warm down to 38 degrees. This wouldn’t be an issue if we weren ‘t going to be gigging in upstate New York and NYC through Thanksgiving – but if the temperatures drop too low our pipes might burst…and if that happens I might just turn on our furnace and fall asleep forever.
So the only option is to winterize the trailer until we can afford a new furnace and/or head back down south. This entails flushing all the water systems out and filling them up with anti-freeze (or something like that)- which means that we won’t have any running water 🙁 BUT it would probably be too cold to shower anyway 🙂
Still, I’d rather be living in a broke down trailer than stuck in an apartment in NYC – not sure if that’s a reflection of how awesome trailer life is, or how terrible it is to live in the city… probably the latter. There really is no better way to lower your expectations than spending a few years in New York City 😉
So, Northeastern friends and family, we’ll be boondocking in your neighborhood soon! See ya then!