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Friday, August 7, 2015

Trucks Back and Disastrous Shopping.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Kathy and I are both amazed at how drained of energy our daytrip to London left us. Even on long travel days we have never felt this exhausted when using the truck. Last night was the second night since our return and if a car horn had been blaring outside our bedroom window all night we wouldn’t have heard it. It was nearly 9:00 before we started eating our breakfast. 

Once we’d eaten and finished our morning reading we drove over to pick up the truck at Windsor Gas and Diesel. Luckily it was only an EGR sensor that had to be replaced but that cost alone with labor would have covered the cost of a complete new set of tires for the truck.

Wanting to run the truck to see how it felt we brought the car home before driving back to the Guardian Storage yard to the trailer. We have a few issues that keep recurring similar to our front closet and even though we’ve repaired them before I have to come up with an alternate plan for each. Once we had taken measurements and collected what I could work on in the apartment we headed to pick up some hardware. 

Amazingly Home Depot had most of what I needed to do the work but as we were about to leave we noticed the time nearing 1:00. Feeling the effects of hunger setting in we stopped at the on-site Subway and split at sandwich before continuing on.

Our next stop was Walmart where we managed to get a few housewares that were in need of replacement. We also picked up a few grocery items that should help us make it through the weekend. After loading the truck we crossed the parking lot to the Staples outlet to pick up our new 2016 Day Planner calendar. Two more quick stops at the Dollar Store and Canadian Tire and we were finally on our way home. 

Reaching the service door of our building I retrieved a shopping cart to haul everything up to our apartment. We’d never seen the clerk before at Walmart that packed our groceries. When I picked up the bag from the truck that he’d packed two glass jars in the one jar filled with Salsa fell apart cut through the bag and emptied its contents all over the left side of the backseat.

I managed to scoop most of it out by hand without cutting myself and finished loading the cart for Kathy to bring upstairs. After parking the truck I retrieved a pail of water and returned to wash out the backseat of the truck. I’ll be stopping at the Service Desk the next time we’re in Walmart explaining why you don’t pack two jars in the same bag. Hopefully they’ll teach all their associates this valuable lesson. 

For supper I grilled up some Hungarian Houlka on the Weber while Kathy fixed up some sides. Tomorrow we’ll try to get some of these chores for the trailer finished. The truck is once again running the way we need it to. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. After we drive a long distance, we, too, find the next day exhausting.

    I thought they already trained their people in how to pack bags. Guess I am wrong.