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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Special Celebration and Greening Our Site.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

It was a nice feeling when all the pictures I wanted to add to yesterday’s post went on without a hitch. When that happened I returned to Tuesday’s post and put in a couple more that wouldn’t load the first time. Sometimes a simple act that we perform on a sometimes daily basis can be extremely frustrating when it just doesn’t want to work. 
Sleeping with all the windows ajar last night was a treat. There were no cold breezes even though the low made it down to 55 F (13 C). The only problem we had was the fresh air caused our bodies to be overly relaxed and not wanting to wake too early this morning. After having breakfast and doing what little reading there was it didn’t take long to start our day’s projects. 

When we arrived on our site for the first time with the trailer in April we saw plenty of potential for our site. After seeing how the Parks lawn maintenance people cut the grass flush with the ground we decided it would be worth our while to do it ourselves. It started with our reseeding the spots of bare ground that once had grass attached. We then bought our own Black & Decker lawn Mower/Trimmer to cut the grass ourselves. Imagine our horror when we came home after a day of errands to find all our work undone when the grass was again cut to the ground. We then put ourselves on the No-Mow list and started over. When they arrived at our site yesterday we waved them off. 
Spreading some topsoil.
This morning even though the grass was damp I retrimmed it at the lowest mower setting and we still had green grass on the ground. The next step was to Overseed the entire site with Sun and Shade grass seed to fill in the thin spots all by hand. Kathy wasn’t Impressed with the green dye that had rubbed onto my hand but I made certain there was no square inch of our lot left unseeded. When Kathy called me in for lunch it took some scrubbing but my hands finally returned to their tanned colour.  
Mixed Berries and sauce on pancakes.
For lunch Kathy made a wonderful mixed berry sauce that she poured over some fresh pancakes. They were delicious and filled us just enough. 

Returning to seeding the grass I started spreading five bags of black top soil we’d purchased. The first spots I filled were the low depressions that were cause by some unexplainable past practice. The rest of the soil was lightly spread over the entire freshly seeded grass which stops the birds from snacking on the seed. The final step was to generously water the entire site front and back. Now that there is mud on the seed it creates another deterrent for the birds. 
Pigeons ignoring the tree ornaments.
After a much needed shower it wasn’t long before Kathy and I were out the door to go for a celebratory supper. It was fifteen years ago that Kathy and I got married. We both had tragic losses in our former lives that helped to make this a “Match made in Heaven” as we call it. We’ve also had some tests which have only made our love stronger. Those tests are another reason why we have chosen to live the Fulltime Lifestyle as long as our health will allow us. We went to the 19th Hole Restaurant where we enjoyed a wonderful fish and chip dinner. Even though this was a special day for us we always remember how special we are to one another and never take life for granted. 
Once the 6 o’clock News was over and I’d watered the grass again we sat outside enjoying the comfortable temperature and watching trailer after trailer pulling in for the long weekend. Tomorrow will be Canada Day and Monday the 4th of July better known as Independence Day in the United States. 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 a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Making Things Happen.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Last night Kathy had gone to bed while I attempted to upload the blog. Strangely I had no trouble what-so-ever adding the first three pictures and then it was like someone turned a switch off and said no more. I never even thought of that until I started writing this evening’s post. The temperature dropped down to 52 F (11 C) overnight which is far from the norm for this time of year. Having gone to sleep with most of the windows just ajar and the vents wide open around 3:30 I needed to close a couple of the vents in order to stop shivering. 

Once breakfast was finished this morning we took the time to finish our morning reading before starting other chores. Kathy completed some house cleaning before starting to make our lunch. This morning I used the Black & Decker mower/weed whacker to trim our grass before giving it a good soaking. 
Homemade Tomato/Cheddar soup.
Pineapple rings for dessert.
Kathy had made her homemade Tomato and Cheddar soup for our lunch. It’s always great tasting and has all the protein needed to carry a person through to their next meal.  

After lunch Kathy wanted some bacon grilled on the Weber so she can freeze it then simply take what is needed from the package and warm it up or break it up in a salad. Even though the outside of both store brand packages read that they contained the same bacon one package contained very thick bacon while the slices in the other were so thin you could practically see through them.  

With the temperatures being close to normal today Kathy wanted to continue cleaning the trailer since the sun had already moved to our door side she could work in the shade of the roadside. She took her time getting the last of a year’s worth of grime from that side of the trailer. 

I had to clean up the paint tray that I’d used to apply the roof coating to the roof last week. I’d had it soaking to soften it up since using it but it still took over an hour to scrape the material from the tray. Since I had a plastic shopping bag partially filled with garbage I took the time to scrape the inside of the Weber out which actually topped up that bag. My next chore was to install the two tree ornaments that we had bought at the Dollar Store yesterday into the trees. Since they are totally made of plastic I installed them on opposite sides of the tree in hopes of stopping the birds from defecating on the vehicles. Using the eighteen-foot paint-pole I got them way up there.  I’ll let you know if it works. 

Kathy had nearly completed cleaning the roadside of the trailer by the time I arrived to get the high spot she couldn’t reach. 
Zucchini, Pork Kabobs and Salad
The desserts are mixed frozen berries on yogurt.
For supper the Weber did a great job of grilling a Zucchini and some Pork-Kabobs to go with the salad Kathy had already made. 
The cooler temperatures really helped the plants.
In answer to a comment about attending the Escapade in Vermont this year? Even though we’d like to because we’ve never been to Vermont we’ll have to sit this one out because we just have too much to accomplish and too little time before heading to the southwest this coming fall. 
Kathy will definitely be using Tylenol tonight to ease some aches and pains. Tomorrow even though we have some chores to do; we plan on having a little Our Time for a special celebration. 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 

Your year is downhill after the Daytona 500.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

More Running Then Planned.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Having put up with unseasonably hot temperatures for the last few days it was almost a shock to wake up and not hear the A.C. running. When breakfast was over and we’d looked at the weather forecast we decided that today would be a great day to run a collection of errands. 
After opening roof vents and some windows we were on our way to Ruthven shortly after 10:00. The easiest way to get there from our location was to head towards Essex via the North Malden Road then turn onto the Essex Bypass better known as Highway 3. We arrived at Colasanti’s farms in Ruthven after 10:30 only to see a school bus parked in the lot. Colasanti’s is also known as a tropical oasis inside a gigantic greenhouse that people come to visit year round. They have a miniature zoo and even an indoor amusement park geared to the younger children. When we went inside the playground was filled with Kindergarten age children having their last outing of the school year with their fellow classmates. 
Kathy and I were not there to play on the rides but we were shopping for some Citrosa Plants and no other businesses or gardening supply outlet in the area sells them. These are plants many of our neighbours have and their purpose is to drive away Mosquitos. If you rub the leaves they emit a very powerful lemon scent that the mosquitos just can’t stand. By the time we found where they were located there were no longer any potted table top plants available but they were a couple of beautiful Hanging plants ready for the taking.  
It was past 11:00 when we headed out the door. Not being in a rush we avoided the highway and drove the backroads. Somehow we managed to drive past Jack Miners Bird Sanctuary until we finally connected to the Arner Townline. From there we took the third concession of Colchester until we connected to Highway 18 which runs north of the Lake Erie shoreline until we finally arrived in Amherstburg around 12:20. 

Since it was past lunch and we had a Gift Card so we stopped at Tim Horton’s where we each enjoyed a Steak Panni for our lunch. When we left we made a quick stop at the Dollar Store where we found tree ornaments they didn’t have last week. The ones we have in our back tree are working fine but not in the front. These new ones should cause more distraction for the birds and hopefully keep our vehicles cleaner. 
Our Citrosa Plant. Keeps Mosquitoes away.
Our next stop was at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home. Today was Melissa’s Birthday and we stopped to drop her off one of the Citrosa Plants as a gift. She loves plants but mosquitos love her so hopefully this will help her enjoy more outdoor time. Matthew didn’t have school today and said his parents had just left to do some shopping. Leaving it where she’d see it we know that she’ll appreciate it. 

We were Home just after 1:00 and when Kathy checked the phone for messages we found out a special package had been delivered. Armed with another list we were headed towards Windsor. 

We stopped at Home Depot, Lowes, Zehrs and Canadian Tire looking for flower pot trays that their shelves were bulging with last month but nobody had any today. Finally arriving at Guardian Storage we collected our mail along with the oversized package that wouldn’t fit inside our mailbox. Then we headed back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit where we spent nearly an hour shopping and gathering things we need to have in the trailer. 

We are expecting a possible work stoppage with the Canadian Postal Services this weekend so we stopped at Green Shield so Kathy could submit her last claim from Healthy Heals for her At-Home services. 

Next we stopped at the Credit Union to do some banking. For the middle of the afternoon I was surprised to be their only customer. 

Now we needed a few groceries so we went to Walmart. We even checked for the flower pot trays there with no luck. We almost got all our groceries but had to stop across the street at Zehrs to finish off the list. 
Johnsonville Brats on thin buns, Tomatoes and Potato Salad.
We made it Home on time to grill some Johnsonville Brats for supper to go with the potato salad Kathy served. We barely finished eating when the 6 o’clock News started. Our high temperature for the day was 73 F (23 C) but with the cold north winds we had all day it felt much colder. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 

Krackers 

The World's Great Proverbs 

A king's chaff is worth more than other men's corn.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Another Hot One, Getting The Better Deal and Milestone Party.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

As much as we both like the warm weather, what we have been getting around here lately has been between comfortable to extreme.  We both managed to sleep comfortably with the A.C. pulsing on and off all night. By the time I went out to water the grass and plants the air was stifling even for myself. After the half inch of rain that we had accumulated with yesterday’s storm the humidity just seemed to be hanging in the air.
Our Grandson Matthew.
Being stuck inside meant that we could take care of things that required personal attention. Kathy monitors our finances continually so when an unexplained charge suddenly appears on a charge card we investigate. Calling the credit card company, they indicated who the charge was from and suggested you first try dealing with it. If that failed to resolve the issue to then call them back.
2016 Graduating class of Ecole Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
For years we have purchased our Norton Anti-Virus locally and then activate it. What is happening is some companies such as Norton are automatically renewing your protection and charging it to your credit card. After inquiring as to the charge they had automatically renewed a version that was installed on our past computers we no longer own and associated to an E-mail Address we haven’t had in years. They will extend our present program for an additional year at half the price and will reimbursing us the difference. Check your Credit Card Charges because you could be victims of extra charges.
Kevin, Cameron, Matthew and Melissa.
Kathy made use of her inside time by doing further research as to where we’ll be heading this coming fall. As stated before we’ll be heading towards the U.S. Southwest and since we are members of the Escapees we will probably be stopping at a few of those parks along the way.
Sally, Matthew and Al.
Myself, Matthew and Kathy.
Shortly before 5:00 this afternoon we headed towards the Verdi Club in Amherstburg. Even though we had only gotten together for Matthew’s birthday party on Friday evening (with all that delicious See-Food) this evening was for a milestone in Matthew’s life. His class was there for their graduation party from Ecole Saint-Jean-Baptiste Elementary School. If you noticed the spelling that is not a Typo. It is a French language school which will help Matthew have a second language which will be helpful in the future especially in the Canadian job market. Matthew tends to be the quiet reserved type but we were proud of him when he and some class mates were recognized for helping others in the class to overcome obstacles. Matthew received the Technical Achievement Award when it comes to working with the computers. Maybe we have a future technician in the family.  
Classmates helping others overcome obstacles in class.
Matthew on right.
Matthew receiving the Technical Achievement Award.
Kevin and Cameron had left shortly after the meal was over so after the presentations were finished we drove Melissa home. The graduating class would be dancing the night away, at least until 10:30 when the parents would have to lay claim to them. 
Matthew's awards.
Tomorrow the temperature will be back to reasonable so we have a few things we want to accomplish. 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 

Your marriage ended midway through the best man's speech.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beating The Storm.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

We managed to sleep soundly with the windows open last night but by 8:00 this morning it was already feeling like it was 84 F (29 C) outside. As soon as we’d finished eating breakfast the Air Conditioner was turned on and the windows were closed. Depending on whether you looked to the internet or at The Weather Network on the television they both indicated afternoon rain showers but at different times. 

Not wasting any time instead of doing my morning reading I headed outside to water the new grass seed that I’ve applied to our site. We’ve had the promise of rain in the past that didn’t materialize so there was no taking chances. That resulted in a usage of a least fifteen minutes before I climbed to the roof of the trailer to reinstall the Max-Air roof vents. With the A.C. running all the vents were in the closed position which made the job of refastening the brackets to the vents that much easier. The white roof looked so nice not having any discolouration from age spots nor the noticeable trail left by the water discharge from the Air Conditioner. 

I’d spent less than an hour on the roof which included using fresh Dicor self-leveling sealer over the screws but my bottle of water was already empty. There had been a steady breeze that had been blowing which helped to make the heat feel less oppressive. When Kathy came out for a short visit but only stayed about ten minutes due to her medical issues. A quick check of The Weather Network showed a Humidex of 106 F (41 C) at that time. 

The sky remained overcast the entire day but just before we sat down for supper the skies opened up with a downpour that definitely helped the area farmers and their crops. It was a good thing the vent covers had been replaced because the rain would have damaged the vents themselves. Tomorrow the temperatures will once again feel above the Century Mark but we are sure we’ll find plenty to keep us busy. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

I wish the buck stopped here. 

I could sure use a few.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

But It All Looked So Good!


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

With all the temptation on the See-Food table last night it was easy to resist, for a minute or two. As the conversation and laughter progressed so did the snacking a little bit here a little bit there. When you are nibbling like that you only believe it’s just a little bit. When you finally relax at Home the sensation finally hits you “Why did I eat so much?” You’ve only got yourself to blame because at that moment it all looked so good. 
Finger foods at Matthew's Birthday Party.
It looks so good and it was.
The next issue is trying to sleep after having nibbled your way into a night of discomfort. It’s easy to fall asleep but waking on and off as your digestive track is working overtime, even though it all looked so good. 

Like most people that have had a little too much to drink would say having the Hair of the Dog (another drink) will help you through the day. (It actually just delays your body’s own attempt to detoxify itself.) In an attempt to overcome the sugar rush from the night before, you share the massive piece of birthday cake that was brought Home for breakfast. It actually starts to wake you up because you were on a downward curve the minute you got out of bed, just because it all looked so good. 
Easily hung the Tree Ornament up in the lower branches.
Doing minor chores outside seemed to help burn some of those calories but there was little energy. After finding the other Tree Ornament we intended to use to keep the birds from nesting in our trees it barely took a minute to mount it fifteen feet up with the use a modified paint pole we borrowed from our son. So far we’ve only seen birds squawking at these distractions but none have attempted to stay very long.  
Tree Ornament and Dollar Store Wasp Nest.
Keeping birds from nesting in this tree.
Our neighbours Terry and Linda dropped in for a chat that brought back memories of the past and plans for the future. Even after having a much healthier lunch things were only starting to balance off to increase the energy levels considerably.  
The planned chore for the day of reinstalling the Max-Air covers was re-examined and rather than turning on the Air Conditioner unnecessarily because the vents would have to be temporarily closed additional preparations mysteriously appear thus keeping our feet on the ground for another day. If that prep had taken place on the hot roof of the trailer it would have taken double the time it did while sitting comfortably on a patio chair. High temperatures for the next few days will mean having to turn on the A.C. in the morning but it was comfortable enough without it today. 

For supper the Weber perfectly grilled a couple of Brisket Burgers to go with the Southwest flavoured Salad we had for the side. After completing the necessary outside chores for the evening, we sat enjoying the pleasant breeze and our little bit of heaven. That didn’t last too long because as soon we were soon noticed by another neighbour who came over to give his take on how the world around us should work.  
We’ll see how much we can accomplish and what we’ll be doing as part of our Fulltiming Adventure. Besides tomorrow is Sunday and isn’t that supposed to be a day of rest? Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 

Krackers 

Employee Evaluation 

"He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room."

Friday, June 24, 2016

Another Cover-Up And A Celebration.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Last night we once again were asleep before our heads hit the pillows. It had been a busy day with a little fresh air thrown in for good measure. Of course having some of the windows open helped to make us rest more comfortably even though the temperature actually dipped below 59 F (15 C) making it inviting enough to just stay in bed to cuddle after waking this morning. We’ve been so busy lately that we haven’t been able to enjoy such a simple pleasure. 
This little guy came to visit this afternoon. Looked like a
Red-Headed Sparrow. Too small for a Female Cardinal. Any Ideas?
With the patio being slightly damp I played gardener for a short while before climbing back on the trailer thus allowing the sun to dry the morning dew from the roof. The plan was to get the second coating of Stay Kool on the roof but I wanted to add a twist to it. When I added the first coating layer I’d removed out Max-Air vent covers but not the bracketing. This morning I remedied the situation by removing the brackets and cleaning the dirt that had been hidden underneath. Other parts of the roof also needed to be wiped down as natures creations had left their calling cards to remind us we are still in their domain. 
Kevin's cake decorating skills have greatly improved.
Kathy made her Tomato/Cheddar Soup for lunch which really hit the spot and was actually refreshing.  
The See-Food Table.
With so many obstacles now removed it took just under two hours to add a second layer of the roof coating Stay Kool to the entire trailer. The first place I added the coating was by the roof ladder then worked my way forward doing only half the roof. After reaching the front I worked my way back until I had finished both sides of the roof and was standing on the already dry roof in front of the ladder. 
Matthew, proud of his new Canadian T Shirt.
Mom Melissa by his side.
Kathy then brought out the tree ornaments that we wanted to add to the trees on our site. This will not keep the birds away but will stop them from making nests in them. That will help us in our bid to keep the patio and our vehicles the colours they were meant to be.
Just have to sweeten these kids up.
After freshening up we were on our way to Amherstburg where we helped his family and other grandparents Al and Sal to celebrate our grandson Matthew’s Fourteenth birthday. It almost seems like just yesterday when he was born. In the last five years we’ve seen him develop into a fine young man. He liked all his gifts and really liked the fact that his savings account got a healthy boost. Of course Kevin and Melissa were the perfect host. Kevin made the Birthday cake and has really started to hone his skills. Melissa made certain there was every imaginable finger food available on her See-Food table. If anyone went away hungry it was their own fault. There were plenty of tales told and laughter shared but reluctantly it was soon time to head for Home. Not to worry because we’ll be seeing them all again on Monday for Matthew’s graduation from Elementary School. 
Matthew's bank account just got a boost.
By the time we got to Wildwood Golf and RV Park the Transient Section was almost full and there were plenty of campfires going to celebrate the arrival of the Weekend. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 
 
It’s about time. 

Krackers 

A Procrastinator's work is never done.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Closing One Job And Making A Quick Fix.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Last night we slept with the windows wide open and no covers were needed. The temperature stayed around the 70 F (21 C) throughout the night. It was with a little reluctance that when we saw the clock showing it was nearly 8:00 this morning that made us scramble out of bed. Kathy had a home appointment this morning and we had things to get done in preparation. While she did some minor straightening I changed the bed linens before remaking the bed.  Once the trailer was straightened up inside we sat at the computers to check things out. That was when we found out we couldn’t get online. After repeated tries we just went about doing what we could. 
After moving the truck over near the Park Clubhouse I stopped to check just how busy the Laundry Room was. It was packed and I was glad that I was waiting until after lunch to come back. I was barely Home when the phone rang announcing the Arrival of Mary from Healthy Heals. Having moved the truck allowed Mary to park on our site making it easier to haul her equipment. Due to Kathy’s diabetes and the health care coverage that we have from my former employer Kathy’s medical foot care is done right in our Home. While Mary took care of Kathy, I finished reconnecting the wires that I had rerouted when installing the Pinbox Cover to keep the birds from making more nests. 

Once Mary had left Kathy and I sat outside for a short time watching as birds attempted to get into the back of the pinboxes on our and our neighbour Bob’s trailer unsuccessfully. It was probably the same birds that had just had nests there before their broods flew the coop. It was comical in a way because the birds kept looking where the openings had once been and would sit there squawking at it before finally flying away. 

After having lunch, we again unsuccessfully tried going online on the computers. That was when I called our Internet provider. Chris remembered the problems we’d had because of all the “Ts” in the line that were taking away the signal strength, but said he’d get someone out later today. 
Kathy had bookkeeping to take care of while I went to do the laundry. Just after 2:30 it started raining hard to the point where Kathy got quite wet while closing the outer door. The rain continued for close to an hour before it finally stopped. By the time I’d finished folding the laundry the sun was starting to come out. 

Once the laundry was all put away Kathy sautéed a potato/onion/mushroom Stir Fry to go with the hotdogs that I grilled on our Weber. After watching the 6 o’clock News we again tried the internet with no luck. Not seeing anyone from Cable 1 show up I was about to run a new cable through the trailer chassis but couldn’t when it was discovered the fish used to pull the wires had broken inside its casing. Since it was getting near sunset we brought the slides in partway where I fed the coaxial cable through the seal and across the room to the modem. I used the connection from the rear of the modem at the post where I connected the new and old coaxial cables to the post. We now have a temporary Internet connection and the Cable 1 tech never did show up. I’ll reroute the cable internally at a later date. 
Tomorrow is a busy day and the weather is supposed to be perfect. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. 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 

There were Oreos on top of your wedding cake.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Crammed Day, Getting Things Accomplished And Explanation.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

By the time we hit the sack last night we had been exposed to so much fresh air that we were both out before our heads hit our pillows. Luckily Kathy had taken a Tylenol to sooth her aching muscles and joints that she had over used yesterday. We were both up by 8:00 this morning and only spent a few minutes checking our E-mails and doing the everyday chores before loading the car and heading out by 10:30. With the threat of possible thunderstorms for this afternoon we couldn’t really get too involved with outdoor chores. So armed with our lists we tried to get our running completed in one day.  
Another Lily has opened on our plant.
Our first stop in Windsor was Michaels where we again found a nice blue coloured paint that Kathy can use on her patio art.  She even thought of trying to use a template to speed up the process but there wasn’t anything that fit the theme she wanted. 

A quick stop at the Dollar Store looking for simple outside tree ornaments to stop the birds from making nests and defecating on our vehicles proved fruitless. Driving across the parking lot to Home Depot we managed to get a good sized bag of Scott’s Grass Seed to help build up the grass at our site but they had no tree ornaments either. We found plenty of Wind Chimes but the trees we want to hang them on are only yards away from our neighbour’s bedroom and we didn’t think they would appreciate listening to the clatter all night. Before leaving we stopped at the instore Subway outlet where we shared a foot-long Pulled Pork Sandwich. 
Our next stop was Windsor Gas & Diesel. When we had the Safety and Emissions tests done in May, Jim had failed to charge us for the Emissions test. He doesn’t do the test on site so when his accountant asked why he was paying for it he had to correct the mistake. Besides we’d rather pay for the test and keep a reliable mechanic that we can trust available. 

We then stopped at Guardian Storage where we first gathered our mail and then we went to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit to do some shopping. Since we had stockpiled toiletries and other things while in the apartment, the first place we go to shop is our storage unit. We are starting to use up many things that we’ll have to start buying at a store. 

We drove over to Princess Auto looking for the special connectors I need to finish rewiring our Pinbox. They only carried those connectors in a huge kit of which I already have everything else. We then went to Electrozad where I ran in to the same problem. 

We finally went to Walmart where we scratched three necessities off our list. We also stopped at the instore McDonalds where we shared a pop for a dollar. A stop at the Tecumseh Home Hardware Building Center yielded the connectors I was looking for as well as a tree ornament that should keep the birds from building their nests in nearby trees.  

One more stop at the Zehrs grocery store proved to be the costliest stop of the day as Kathy needed to replenish a lot of the food stocks we had been using up.  
Now the trip Home should have been a simple drive up Manning Road but that didn’t happen. When we reached County Road 42, Manning Road was blocked off by the police. Luckily in the last year I’ve been travelling a lot of the back roads and was able to get us home in time to watch the 6 o’clock News where they explained about a bad accident closing Manning Road.  We saw some black clouds in the distance but no rain fell at the park. The weather guessers are still saying there is an overnight chance of rain. Who Knows? 
In answer to a comment we are only staying in Ontario for the summer this year while we get things repaired on the truck and trailer. For three years we went to Florida as Snowbirds escaping the winter weather experienced in our region. We have travelled to the U.S. southwest during the heat of the summer but this coming fall we will be heading to Nashville before heading west as Snowbirds. We plan to reach Arizona and California before returning through New Mexico to Texas then to New Orleans. We like to explore and may not see everything the first time through an area so we’ll probably be heading back there for a number of years. 
As for our present location this allows us to be close to our families and family doctors. As long as our health allows we’ll continue living as Fulltime RVers. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 

Krackers 

The World's Great Proverbs 

A live dog is better than a dead lion.