MotorCourts: People (meaning many), whole families, are living in trailers, motorhomes, campers even skid shacks. This must be a huge challenge for them to function daily. Imagine the obstacles they must face daily. Fresh water if they don't have hook ups. Sewage if they can't get to the dump station as often as they like. Heating and Cooling... how do they possibly stay comfortable in some of these living conditions.
Some of the Motor home courts allow people to alter their area a little to make it a little more tolerable. I drove by one the other day and noticed some of these places have built on a "mudroom" and I am using the term 'built' loosely! WOW there is really NO structural support and its sort of a lean to situation at the door to their trailer or toy hauler! I can't imagine my children even possibly surviving school having to deal with that type of living situation! They would shut down and have difficulty learning!
Today as I was weaving in and out of traffic I asked my self, "where the hell am I?" Los Angeles? San Francisco? Dallas???? Traffic lights cycle more than 3 times before you can make a left turn. Don't even try to make a left without the signal, you might be plowed down by a Big Rig. 40% (maybe even more) of vehicles on the road are commercial, half of those are Semi-Trucks. (Most all of the "regular" vehicles are pick-ups or larger size vehicles so don't think that cruising around Williston on a beautiful Summer day in your convertible would be nice!) Right in the middle of town; Big Huge Semi-Trucks...What a challenge! I am frightened to let the kids learn to drive here and I never thought I would believe this, but the dirt roads are actually safer than the main streets. In the city you don't have dirt road options! so you deal with the Steel jungle and Highway and city folk get to use this thing called the Subway, Metro or BART
Ice and Snow
We get Snow about 6 months (it feels like 8) out of the year. It's not the type of snow I expected, it is very dry (after the first few snows) and light, If you get to it right away you could grab a leaf blower and move it out of your side walk. Some days I don't think it is actually snowing its just snow flying around you, it might even be traveling from Montana or Canada...Just travelling thru! Its kind of cool but actually really dangerous. Wind blowing you, Snow blowing all over the road and Snow fluffs flying across the road, Its a little dangerous! This year we had some strange weather and the Ice was terrible! It would be -20 one day and the 40 or 50 the next. Freeze then light Thaw it really created a tough year for driving and it was very dangerous. In the morning I would make sure I would leave early so I didn't find myself rushed, sometime the tires were not making contact and I was driving a 2000 lb sled. Glad I wasn't going too fast and just sledded to a stop!