It's about time.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Light Rain and Slight Murphy

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

When we woke up this morning around 8:00 the sky looked extremely ominous. Watching the Weather Network as we had breakfast the forecast was that there would be showers for the entire day. Moments later as we looked out the balcony door we could see the asphalt showing signs of dampness. There were a few vehicles that drove by with their wipers on. That in itself put a damper on our plans (Pun intended). 

Heading over to the computers and checking the radar of the area on the computer showed that the rain should clear up after lunch. Finishing our reading and doing a few other things around the apartment we suddenly noted the apartment starting to fill with sunshine. That change of events really enlightened our plans (Pun intended again). 

The reason we were so interested in the weather is that we want to winterize the trailer ourselves but there are other things we need to do first. Immediately after lunch we drove over to Guardian Storage where the trailer is parked. Surprisingly the entire storage yard was bone dry so the shower we had this morning didn’t come close to the storage yard. As soon as we got there I turned on the power and Kathy started extending the slides. That’s when Murphy came to visit. The main slide would only extend a small amount making it so we couldn’t get in the rear bedroom. A quick look at the hydraulic pump showed we were low on oil but there was only a slight amount that had leaked into the catch tray. 

While Kathy started going through the pantry to collect the food stocks that we wanted to bring back to the apartment I drove to Canadian Tire. There I was able to buy a quart of hydraulic oil to fix the slide issue. Back at the trailer after adding only half that quart the slide worked flawlessly. Kathy continued with gathering things to bring home while I went to work under the trailer. 

When we went to visit our son Gary and his family in Niagara Falls for the Labor Day weekend we’d had a minor problem when I went to connect the rear sewage hose. As I released the drain cap there was some sewage that started pouring out. The gate valve was closed but it was as if the rod was disconnected. Today I opened the access panel to double check that the valve was functioning properly. The valve worked just fine so it must have been just some debris that had let the gate valve leak. 

It was past 4:00 by the time we got everything loaded into the truck and headed for home. Since neither of us were in the mood to cook supper tonight we stopped at KFC to eat. We used a coupon that helped us have a filling meal at a very discounted price. We also noted large water puddles throughout the mall parking lot surrounding the outlet which means they had more rain than we did. 

Luckily when we got back to the apartment there was a shopping cart available for us to haul everything we took from the trailer upstairs. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. We like to winterize our coach by heading south before it gets too cold, works for us.