It's about time.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Still Puzzled, Errands Completed, Doing Our Bit and Great Visit.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Like most nature lovers we prefer to sleep with our windows open anytime we can but the Humidex was just too high for us to be comfortable last night. We still managed to get a reasonably restful night of sleep only waking because of crazy dreams or the Air Conditioner kicking in at 7:30 this morning.  
Once we’d finished breakfast and completed our morning reading I called Jim at Windsor Gas and Diesel to see if the truck was ready. We were shocked at what he told us. After County Towing service dropped the truck off he went to do a quick check with his code reader. The truck immediately fired up but the code reader indicated there was a fault in the system. After repeated checks with the same result he still wants to do further research on the problem. 

Kathy and I gathered our lists of things we needed to do and headed towards Windsor. The first stop was the new C.A.A. (Canadian Automobile Association) location across from the Devonshire Mall. Kathy had forgotten to get a couple of maps for our southwest trip last month when we stopped at their old location. 

The next stop was Guardian Storage to get our mail as well as shopping for things we needed inside our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. When we first rented the unit we’d hung an outdoor thermometer inside. Today it read 72 F (22 C) while the outside temperature felt like 97 F (36 C) at the time. We didn’t mind spending time looking for what we needed inside. 

It was past noon when we left there so we stopped at Taco Bell where we shared a Griller Combo for lunch. We were both satisfied with just that one combo meal. 

Across the street to Walmart where we had to do some birthday shopping. Walking outside after being in the store only a short time you could feel your energy level draining. 

We finally arrived at Windsor Gas and Diesel. Jim came out and immediately reiterated to us what he had told me earlier. We also tried Kathy’s truck key as well as the spare to make certain it was not the fault of the key. He has seen a lot of the Chipped Keys as being the problem. At this time the truck is not on the clock so we left it there so Jim can figure out what is happening because we sure don’t want this to happen again while we are on the road. 

The one bad thing which is also a blessing about our site at Wildwood Golf and RV Park are the mature trees. The bad thing is they become perches for the birds to land on before they defecate on our vehicles so on our way Home we stopped at the You-Do-It car wash where we managed to get the car shiny clean and waxed for all of five dollars.  
Once we were Home I’d already changed my clothes to go work outside when the clouds filled the sky. As mentioned the other night on the News our area is under a drought warning so we haven’t been getting any rain. Old folk lore says that every time you wash your car it will rain. So when the skies opened up and the thunder sounded off we weren’t surprised. The Humidex before the rain was at 106 F (41 C) but after the initial downpour it was down to 86 F (30 C). For the next few hours the thunderstorms came and went adding the much needed rain to the ground.  Glad we could be of service in helping to end the area drought. 
 
After having supper, we off to Amherstburg for our weekly visit with our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa. We normally visit every Wednesday unless Melissa has to work overtime or like last week we had just met them on Monday for Matthew’s Graduation Ceremony at the Verdi Club and they had family plans for the rest of the week. That meant we had a week and a half of catching up to do. As always by the time we left we’d shared lots of serious moments topped off by bigger bouts of laughter. 
 
At the time of this writing the Humidex has once again climbed to 93 F (34 C). Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

Ask a silly question 

If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height, would the cat be toast?

1 comment:

  1. Man-O-Man...you two don't let any grass grow under your feet. I need a nap.

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