It's about time.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Ready or Not, One Sleep Before We’re On The Road.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

I could tell that I was running out of time when I went to bed last night. I kept being awakened as I worked on the trailer in my sleep. My mind just wouldn’t shut down. When I woke shortly after 7:00 I didn’t want to take any chances of sleeping in so I just started my day early.  
Kathy joined me in the kitchen shortly before 8:00 and insisted on cooking up the last of the eggs for breakfast. As we ate we discussed what errands needed to be run and since the temperature was still in the mid-thirties we chose to run them as soon as we got dressed. 
We had gotten a call from Sun Parlour Trailer on Saturday telling us that the RV-que that came with our trailer had been sold. We were very busy that day and being that we are now into the fall season they had closed at 1:00 that day. We have become spoiled using our Weber and wanted nothing to do with the RV-que, besides the brackets was bolted to the rear bumper and to us that was valuable real-estate. We arrived there shortly after 9:00 and they were more than happy to give me my asking price. The person who bought it was also happy with his purchase as it turned out to be just what he wanted. 
Our next stop was the Amherstburg Home Hardware Building Center. Last week I had picked up additional bolts for the Bicycle Carrier that was being built for the rear of the trailer. After some recalculating and using Hitch-pins rather than the stainless bolts helped to reduce the price considerably. 
The drives both going and returning Home were enjoyable as the fall colours are really starting to show. In some instances, it’s as if the trees had suddenly just changed colour overnight. 
With the lower Brace it was solid when I jumped on it.
Not wanting to waste much time I had my coveralls and sweater on to keep warm and was outside by 10:00. The first thing I tackled was installing the Mounting Brackets on the bumper then I stood the Carrier in place while I added the bolts. With the Carrier, still in the upright position I then added the Braces to the Carrier before Lowering it down and had no problem connecting the Braces to the Bumper Brackets. Testing the design to I climbed aboard and actually jumped on it. Kathy thought we were experiencing an Earthquake but it was only me testing our product. 
You can see why I plan to add directional lights on the
Carrier at a later time. You can barely see the turn signal.
Now the headache of emptying the shed began. There were cases of water and pop that had to be loaded in the trailer to be brought with us on our travels as well as other freezable items that will have to be dropped off at our Climate Controlled Storage Unit before we leave town. By noon when Kathy called me in for lunch it looked like a bomb had gone off on our patio. 

Kathy came outside after lunch to help me to wrap our trees that are planted in large urns with burlap around the bases to keep the roots from freezing and then we wrapped the tops with a plastic mesh so they won’t be damaged by heavy Snow. Once the trees were secured we had to make the mess on the patio worse by taking things out of the basement that would be left behind for the winter. Around 5:00 Kathy was really starting to feel cold so she went in and made supper. 
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Shredded Cheese.
After eating I had no choice but to finish packing things in the basement that we’ll be taking with us, things in the shed that will stay behind and things in the truck that have to be brought to our Storage Unit. Kathy came out to see how I was doing and considering we have less basement space she thought I did good. 

We want to get an early start in the morning because we need to make a quick stop at Leisure Trailer for some adjustments before we go too far. Hopefully we’ll be moving on from there in the afternoon. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

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4 comments:

  1. Love seeing those fall colors.
    The adventure begins. Have a great first-day drive. Be safe. Enjoy!

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  2. It definitely is about time to start heading south.

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