If you read THIS previous post you know we wrapped Cygnet this year in white plastic instead of our usual translucent. This was a mistake. It wasn't our choice, the guys who do this only had the white available and we went with it to keep Cygnet out of the ice and snow for the winter slumber. We were a bit concerned about less light making its way inside the plastic and not getting the greenhouse effect that normally helps tremendously to keep us toasty warm in the cold months. Well, we were absolutely right. By using white we effectively kept the sun and the warmth created by it out of Cygnet. With a new method of routing power to our heaters and a slew of new heat units we thought we'd be nice and warm but it turns out we were worse off this year than we've ever been, including our first winter in 2014/15 where we didn't see temperatures above the mid-20s the entire month of February.
|We all did the same dumb thing.|
|Not enough. Normally these small heaters make a lot of heat, but not this one.|
|The party ended on the lawn with Cygnet as the home base.|
|Cozy fire with Buck Wonderdog on guard.|
|Chicago's famous Green River.|
|Kevin hides from the camera while piloting Cygnet on the Green River.|