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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Leisurely Day?

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

 Kathy and I had an appointment for haircuts this morning so we figured it was going to be a leisurely day. We figured wrong!

After the haircuts were finished we stopped at Factory Direct to see if there was something that could be done for a television set we had purchased last year but had failed a week past the warranty. Isn’t that the way it always works? We were surprised when they told us to bring it in and they’d check it out. The reason being is that the television was not the only thing we’ve bought from them so they consider us good customers.

Now the problem was we had only brought the receipt with us and they were shipping a load of things before 2:00 pm. We then had to go to the storage yard to get the remote and power cord from the trailer. Then go to the apartment to get the television. Then we had to negotiate the city’s construction covered streets and managed to get back to the store by 1:00 pm. Now we can only hope.
 Since Kathy and I will be away this weekend we headed to Amherstburg for the afternoon. The town is preparing for their day to shine as this weekend they will be doing a re-enactment of the battles fought between the British and American armed forces during the War of 1812. It is sad that in order for us to live in peace we had to fight first.
Plaque from below Sculpture
 We toured the fort that looks totally different than when I was only ten years old. Many things have been added and some stored away. It was very surprising to learn how deplorable the living conditions were back then. Soldiers would be locked into the barracks at night so they could not desert. Regular soldiers only received two meals a day and had to share the water that everyone from the highest rank down had used to bathe in. And we complain of bad WiFi.
 The town was given a life size bronzed sculpture of soldiers manning a canon during battle. This sculpture was located in the north end of the Navy yard which is located next to the fort.
 We headed over to a local Gilligans restaurant and enjoyed a tasty but filling supper. Since this is Wednesday we then went over to our son’s for our weekly visit as we were in the area. He has made great progress on a home project that he has been working on but is not quite finished so I’ll wait to post the pictures until that time.

We enjoyed a great visit getting caught up on all the details of our trip and what they have been up to while we were gone. Before leaving Kevin and I loaded our bicycles in the back of the truck.

On the way home Kathy and I stopped at the storage yard and mounted the bikes on the back of the trailer getting ready for this weekend’s adventure. Now that we are home we’ll try to enjoy what’s left of our leisure day.  Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. You guys were sure busy for a leisure day.

  2. Hope all goes well with TV, Seems like they have good customer service to at least try and do something. Looked like an interesting fort to visit and with some neat history. Looking forward to hearing about your coming weekend travels.

  3. Nice to get you Tv repaired after the warranty ran out, good customer service there.