I am learning more and more everyday that almost every problem can be solved.
On a small scale with me living in my van, l have fixed the heat issue nicely. Not that it was too much of a problem, l did have heat, l had my furnace, but was worried about draining the battery if l only depended on it. Then l bought the Buddy, and l had another source of heat, it might have been in those $5 a bottle green propane cylinders, however, l never had to worry about my battery supply. Just my 1lb bottle supply, and Walmart was getting low on them (it's the off season and Sandys' warning made them have a run on them).
I'm now running the heat off a 20lb tank that l filled for $15. It should last me 20 times as long right? For less then a 5th of the cost.Nice! Problem solved.
Last night it got down to freezing, of course l don't sleep with the heat on. I'm happy to report that l am still comfortable, l hope l can continue this way during the night.
Should l feel pangs of guilt for my cats? They curl up with me at night on top of my covers - is that enough? And there is no heat for them when l am at work for 5 hour stretches - should l worry? They have blankets to sleep on and cozy little spots to curl up in.....I don't know if it would be safe to leave the heater (Mr. Buddy) on for them when l am working. And l won't leave it on when l sleep at night, so is it any different?
I guess l still need to solve this problem. :-)