It's about time.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Double Duty.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After staying up later watching a special news broadcast last night we managed to sleep past 8:30 this morning. We enjoyed the last of the Quiche for breakfast that Kathy had cooked the other day before briefly looking at the computers. We didn’t have much time to ourselves today because we were adding a job to our chores. 

By 10:00 we were at our daughter Karen’s house where I was going to dig out a dead tree from her front landscape. This particular type continues to draw moisture from the ground even during the winter but this year and last year’s winters froze the ground so deep that the tree died. The fact that her landscape also raised the roots a foot above the ground didn’t help. She had left it in last year in hopes that it would return but had no luck. 

Karen would normally have done this type of work herself but since the accident February 2014 she has been unable to do simple things causing her a lot of frustration. I took my time digging around the tree saving the stone and putting the soil on a tarp not the grass. Tyler had spent the night at one of his friends and arrived just as I was cutting the last of the roots so he helped me to haul it near the firepit in the back yard. 

Since I haven’t done that kind of work for a while and the temperature felt closer to 90 than the actual temp I needed to sit for a bit. Tyler shoveled the dirt back into the now empty hole in the garden. I did replace the decorative rock in the flowerbed afterwards and for the time being a decorative flowerpot. Karen wants the roots to rot away before attempting to plant anything else there. Karen gave us both grateful hugs before we headed back to the apartment. 
Sanford with his ball wanting to play.
Kathy made us each a sandwich for lunch while I changed my clothes that were totally soaked from perspiration. We took extra time just to cool down before we loaded things in the truck and headed to Home Depot. We had to pick up new materials so that I could rebuild the front closet nook in the trailer again. 
Even this Blue Jay was checking our job. 
At the storage yard we had to cautiously go in and out of the trailer because of standing water from all the rain this area has been having lately. Today’s forecast was for clear skies with temps in the lower 80’s but both Kathy and I just kept sweating uncontrollably even with open windows and a nice breeze blowing through. 
Standing water by our entry door.
I repositioned my lower anchor strip before removing another upper aluminum brace that had only been screwed in place at the factory when the trailer had been built. Using one of our folding picnic table benches I managed to get some of the new wooden pieces cut using the handsaw before Kathy informed me that it was past 6:00 and it was time to call it a day. We stopped at Taco Bell where we had our Crunch Wraps and pop minus the fries. 
Make-shift work bench.
More standing water past our truck.
It has taken us a few hours in the Air Conditioned apartment to start feeling alive again. When I double checked the Weather Report for this afternoon they showed that it felt more like 97 F (36 C) while we were at the trailer. Our time is running short and we still have a lot to do before we leave on Thursday. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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