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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Progress on A Rainy Day.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

With all the fresh air we had for the very short time we sat by the Campfire last night neither of us had any problem what-so-ever sleeping. When we got up this morning again there was no sign of any frost around the Park but the outside temperature was hovering just degrees above the Freezing Mark. Once our breakfast was over we spent very little time on the computers other than to review today’s weather forecast. With the threat of an all-day rain we were on the road headed towards Amherstburg by 9:30. 

The first stop was at Sun Parlour Trailer where I wanted to settle the price difference for the Cargo Door Key Locks that Rob had left outside for me to exchange after their closing time. Having dealt with Sun Parlour Trailer for over twelve years they knew we would make it right. Cathy, Rob’s wife said everyone was out winterizing trailers at all the trailer parks in the area. 
Continuing down the road we stopped off at our son Kevin’s home to drop off frozen meat that we would not be allowed to cross the International Border with. Since Kevin and Melissa put on a yearly Halloween Party we found Kevin in the garage cleaning and decorating for the event. They’ll be able to use some of that meat to make a dish for the party. 

Going further into town we had to return to Pharma Care to pick up Kathy’s Flonase that I had forgotten to order when having the rest of our medications filled. Again, they wished us Safe Travels as we left. 

Our next destination took us up 18 Highway through La Salle all the way to Windsor. We haven’t driven that route since we moved from our apartment back in April when we started Fulltiming. It was almost a pleasant drive except for the rain that started as soon as we left the pharmacy. 

The first stop in Windsor was the Wholesale Club on Dougal Avenue. Even though we had just stocked up recently on cough drops with the sudden cold damp weather we’ve had recently we both had to use quite a few to survive. Not wanting to go away short-supplied we wanted to restock because we are unable to find those cough drops in the U.S. 
Since we were back in Windsor today we stopped at VitalAire. We had stopped in last Friday to pick up our CPAP supplies but the woman who put together our order had called in sick. Today she was there and had the majority of the order ready so we can only hope she’ll have the rest ready before we leave. 

The rain was non-stop but we made it to Guardian Storage to pick up our mail. Wendy asked if we were anxious to leave and another customer there asked if he could come along. 

We headed to the Credit Union to do some banking but the clerk we needed to see was on her lunch so we had to come back in an hour. That was our fault for not scheduling an appointment. 
Since Taco Bell was next door and it was 12:30 so we stopped to have lunch. We didn’t over eat but felt more energized when we left. 

After a stop at Dollarama for some last-minute treats for Halloween we went to Princess Auto. After assembling the Bicycle Carrier, I noticed the need for additional bracing and had to pick up extra steel tubing. 

A stop at the east-end Walmart got the few groceries we know we’ll use before we leave next week. 

We finally got back to the Credit Union and within minutes had all the paperwork we needed signed. 

Since Princess Auto does not carry Stainless Steel fasteners our next stop was the Tecumseh Home Hardware Building Center. Since all the Home Hardware outlets are privately owned and operated not all the stores are stocked with the same products. Going through the Stainless-Steel fasteners I was disappointed to find this location didn’t have anything close to what I needed. Telling Kathy of my find there was only one answer to this delima.  
We headed up Manning Road staying clear of the Windsor rush hour traffic and recent road construction closures we made it to the Home Hardware Building Center in Amherstburg in only a half hour. While Kathy walked around the store looking at Christmas Decorations I carefully selected the fasteners that would be needed to finish this project. 

We arrived Home close to 4:00 but my duties for the day were not over. After unloading the car of our purchases, I spent the next hour on the phone attempting to get our Verizon Hotspot put back in service. In the days of electronic communications, I have to FAX them some information in order for the service to be restored. 

This has been another all-day rain so our choice to complete errands was the proper one. Tomorrow we’ll try to make further progress towards our departure next week. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

You Might Be a Redneck If 

You've ever been frisked leaving a yard sale.

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