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Friday, September 30, 2016

Still Wet, Accomplishing Chores.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Again we had more of a problem waking up at a decent hour than to be able to sleep. Kathy was up shortly after I’d opened the window blinds and started getting breakfast ready. Since the weather guessers were forecasting more rain but not as intense as yesterday we chose to do things closer to Home.

While I finished my morning reading on the computer Kathy found our Flannel Bedsheets to put on our bed. It’s getting quite cold at night for the last week so it was time to make certain we stay warm at night. It’s also been well over a week since I’d last done the laundry so this was the perfect thing for me to do that was close to home and I could stay dry while doing it.
 
Delicious Apple Crepes.
On Wednesday when we’d visited Kevin and Melissa they sent us Home with a bag of apples that they had picked as a family at a local orchard. Kathy definitely doesn’t like to waste food so after a bit of research while I was changing the bed she had her answer. Before I could step out the door with the laundry she was serving lunch. She had created Apple Crepes for us to eat. They were delicious and filling. Now she has to figure which of the dozen other things that she wants to make with the rest of the apples. 

From the time we got up there had been a fine drizzle so there were other people that had the same idea but they were ahead of me. That meant while our clothes were being washed those people were in the process of folding up their laundry.

Once I had our laundry in the dryers I returned Home to gather the trash and recycle. Kathy was busy doing her bookkeeping making certain that our accounts coincided with the transactions we had been making. She needed a little coaching how to rearrange her files on the computer to make them easier to find. After I left with the trash and recycle Kathy vacuumed the entire trailer.
 

When I finally returned with all our folded clothes and linens Kathy found it strange when I asked what she wanted me to grill for supper as the rain had temporarily stopped. She had been so busy she didn’t realize that it was already 5:00. Within minutes I was grilling a couple of nice steaks while Kathy microwaved a nice Acorn Squash, made a Spinach Salad and gathered a few other sides to complete our meal.  
We seldom see these signs in our area.
While grilling the steaks I checked our Rain Gauge and saw we had only gotten two inches of rain at the park. As soon as I went in for supper the rain started again. On the 6 o’clock News they showed a corrected rainfall amount of overtwo hundred millimeters (eightinches) had fallen in Tecumseh yesterday. That much rain came down so quickly the sewer systems just couldn’t handle it. 
This farmer didn't have a pond behind his barn.
We’ll be starting our day early tomorrow in an effort of getting things ready for when we head south in just over a month. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Krackers 

A man's home is his castle, 

in a manor of speaking.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Plans Changed and Needing an Ark.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Again this morning we both managed to sleep a bit later than we wanted to but with the sound of the rain steadily falling on the roof all night it was not hard to do. As we sat having breakfast we discussed what we were going to accomplish for the day all of which would get us a step closer to our southern departure in five weeks. We even managed to get our morning reading along with our chores completed before heading out the door. 
The rain that had continued throughout the night had intensified slowing our trek to Windsor as we watched traffic ahead of us sending plumes of water spraying towards the sides of the roads. Neither Kathy or I had seen the rain coming down this much in this area as long as we could remember.
There's a parking lot over there.
Since we weren’t sure when we’d be having lunch if we waited until later so we thought that stopping at A&W on Walker Road at 11:30 was as good a time as any. Having coupons helped keep the costs down as we enjoyed a tasty meal. What we didn’t enjoy was that as we watched out the window the intensity of the rain increased to the point that we couldn’t see our car that was only twenty feet from the door and it continued that way for nearly a half hour. 
It was lucky that we’d worn our raincoats because the rain only slowed but would continue for most of the afternoon. Our next stop was at the Canadian Blood Services where I would donate my last half-liter of blood in Canada for this year. When we walked in I was surprised how few donors were there. As I began speaking with the attendants they had seen a News Flash on the Television Monitors that there had been localized flooding from all the rain we’d had so far this morning. Donors as well as volunteers were calling in saying they couldn’t make it due to their basements flooding. 
Note the Storm Sewer spewing water into the ditch.
Kathy and I had planned on crossing the International Border to activate our new TracFone as well as having supper while we were there. If the reports of flooding in Windsor and Tecumseh were true, the freeways in Detroit would surely be flooded. We decided to reschedule our trip until Saturday morning allowing streets time to dry out and still giving us more than thirty days before we again cross the border for our trip south. If we return to the US in less than thirty days after coming Home, US Immigrations deems us as not having left their country which would affect when we’d have to return by in the spring. 
These portable storage units can be stored at your home.
We stopped at Guardian Storage and the reports of flooding were true as they had already rented six of their portable units to people whose basements had been flooded. We got our Mail and additional clothes from the bins inside our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. 
Kathy was concerned about our daughter Karen and son-in-law Greg’s house in Tecumseh so she wanted to check it out. When we arrived they were both home dealing with a wet basement because their sump-pump just couldn’t keep up with the water leaking through the walls. The water was only a couple inches deep in their basement but their neighbour had two feet of water in their basement. When Greg had arrived home their street was under three feet of water and he had the pictures to prove it. When we arrived the water had receded to the next block where the water in the street was down to the top of the curbs. They declared a state of emergency in Tecumseh as there were so many homes damaged by the flood waters. 
Next block from Karen and Greg's home.
Earlier the water was three feet deep.
We offered to help them move things but they said their insurance will take care of it so we headed for Home. All along our route fields, parking lots and ditches were full of water. When we arrive back at the park the water hazards on the Golf Course that were three feet from the top when we left this morning were inches away from spilling over the top. 
There's a ten foot ditch under there.
Watching the Detroit News at 5:00 we were very happy we changed our minds as we saw scenes of flooded streets and freeways after they were hit with nearly six inches of rain. On the local 6 o’clock News we were in awe at the flooding that happened locally. Tecumseh like Detroit had received nearly six inches of rain. The weather guessers were saying that over a month’s worth of rain had fallen in a matter of hours which cause the flooding. We could get even more rain tonight. 
The water hazard inches away from flooding the fairway.
Kathy and I are both glad that it would be very difficult for our basement to flood. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

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How to Avoid the Mistletoe at an Office Party 

Locate the mistletoe immediately upon entering the room. Shrug off the friendly hellos of co-workers and resist the urge to attack the buffet. Your first priority is to find which corner the little devil is hanging in. 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Another Rainy Day, Enjoyable Visits and An Attempted Scam.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

After the tiring day we had yesterday neither of us had a problem sleeping last night but we did have a problem waking up this morning. The temperature at 8:00 this morning was only 54 F (12 C) but with the constant tapping on the roof from the rain it sounded more like a Lullaby rather than a Revelry. Hot cereal along with hot coffee helped to take the chill from the inside of our bodies but with the dampness in the air turning the furnace on was the only way we could feel comfortable.  
On last night’s news one of the stories was to remind people to check the batteries in their Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in their Homes and that the units should even be replaced every ten years. Figuring that we had just gotten our new trailer we were certain that those would be in working order during the Pre-Delivery Service. As soon as the 6 o’clock News was over I felt the overwhelming urge to test our Smoke Alarm. After warning Kathy I stood on a chair and pushed the test button and heard Nothing. After a second try I opened the lid to find No Battery. 
With breakfast and our morning reading finished we both had chores to do. I pulled our battery storage box out from under the bed. We had plenty of nine volt batteries but when I checked their power levels they were all dead. Since this is our first trailer that is already Generator Prepped we were very surprised that it is the first that didn’t have a Carbon Monoxide Detector anywhere inside. Adding both the detector and batteries to our shopping list we made a mental note to get them A.S.A.P.  

Shortly after 11:30 we drove up to the 19th Hole Restaurant at the front of the park to meet Our Good Friend Vera for lunch. She was already there waiting when we arrived but sitting in her car as the rain kept coming down. Even though Kathy and I had our raincoats I’d also brought our large umbrella which helped Vera keep dry. We all enjoyed one of the many lunch specials being offered as we got caught up on everything going on.  

After spending more than an hour in the restaurant Vera followed us back to our trailer. Vera and her husband Bill were very familiar with our Avalanche and had traveled with us to Wisconsin, Wyoming, Colorado and Missouri on a summer trip in 2012 and she had recently visited us not too long back here at the Park. This however was her first time seeing our new trailer and she was amazed at the way it looked. She had also brought us a nice bottle of wine to celebrate our New Home. We sat talking comfortably in the living room until she realized it was past 2:30 and had to leave.  We wished her the best and promised to get together when we return in the spring. 
Tomato Sandwich, Macaroni Salad for supper
and a Cinnamon Roll for dessert.
We were enjoying a light supper around 5:00 when the phone rang. The person on the line claimed to be from Norton Anti-virus Internet Protection Service claiming that our service was showing it as being disconnected. He had me checking different things on my computer but when he told me I needed to buy a $900.00 program to clear it up. He was told that wasn’t happening. So he got very demanding. When I hung up he called four more times and when I’d answer he wouldn’t respond. When he called the last time I simply said he was now harassing me and I was calling the police. The click from the other end of the line was loud but I’ll be contacting Norton to say there is a scam going on using their name. 

We arrived at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s house in Amherstburg around 6:30 for our weekly visit. They were starting to think we had forgotten our visit. We talked about all kinds of things that had us laughing and others that had us shaking our heads in wonder. 

Shortly after 8:00 I remembered needing the batteries so we said our good nights and headed for Walmart. We found the Carbon Monoxide Detector in the Do-it-yourself section of the store and the batteries in the Camera section. 

As we were heading towards Home we could see lightning off in the distance that seemed to be increasing in frequency. The rain started increasing as we entered the park so we didn’t waste time getting inside and we were lucky we did. The door had barely closed when the thunder and rain made being inside the trailer sound like we were living in a drum. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

Classic bumper sticker #310 

Honk if you love peace and quiet.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Big Concern, Big Rewards and Uncertain Diagnosis.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

After having had a longer than normal day I only experienced a few moments of sleeplessness last night. The end result was that I woke up this morning feeling refreshed ready to meet the challenges of the day. It didn’t take long for the first one to rear its head as soon as I opened the window shade by the dining room table another of those cheap plastic cord-holders snapped. I’m really getting good at replacing those as it took less than five minutes to do and Kathy never heard a thing. 

As soon as the water kettle popped indicating the water was hot Kathy sprang out of bed. She doesn’t hear storms, or the alarm clock, or me replacing blind anchors but she hears that kettle pop. With the outside temperature once again hanging around 52 F (11 C) it was necessary to activate the furnace once again. When it is that cold it plays havoc on Kathy’s Neuropathy which causes a constant pain even during moderate temperatures. 

Once breakfast was complete we were able to get most of our morning reading in by 9:00 before I started making phone calls. The first call was to make a quick appointment with my Optometrist for this afternoon. The next was to Todd inquiring about the progress on my Heatshield to protect the Airbag on the truck hoping it was ready. Unfortunately, he was out of the office so I had to leave a voice mail. It could not have been ten minutes later that Todd himself called me saying my piece was ready for pickup and because of my patience waiting for it there was no charge. I thanked him and assured him we’d be working together in the future. 
Leftover Pork Roast, Potatoes, Carrots and Tomato Salad.
Having an early lunch that Kathy said was made entirely of delicious Leftovers shortly after 11:00 we were soon out the door before noon heading towards Windsor. Our first stop was at the closest Dollar Tree that just happen to have the Mirror Decal that Kathy needed to decorate our bedroom. Though they didn’t have the baskets that Kathy wanted to organize our kitchen pantry. Next stop was Dollarama who had nothing even close. 
Beautiful Sunny Day
We finally arrived at Guardian Storage where we seemed to have a pile of Mail waiting for us. We also visited our Climate Controlled Storage Unit where we left a few things but took some toiletries that we needed. Since we will be celebrating Christmas with our families before heading south this year we also gathered all the Christmas Gifts that Kathy has had wrapped for quite some time. We’ll be celebrating a joint Canadian Thanksgiving and Christmas on the long weekend in October. Some will be celebrated as early as this coming weekend. By bringing the gifts Home now we won’t be as rushed. 

The next stops looking for the baskets were Walmart then to Canadian Tire where we struck out at both places. Since it was almost time for my appointment we had to start heading in that direction. Along the way I realized there was a Home Hardware that we haven’t been to in ages on Seminole. Would you believe they had the perfect sized baskets that we were looking for. Since they are also carried Nuts and Bolts I checked if they had any replacement three quarter inch nuts for our Airbags. They had them in Course Thread but not in a Fine Thread. 

We arrived for my 2:30 appointment with only a minute to spare and I was taken right in. Kathy being concerned wanted to sit in. I explained the problem that I’ve been experiencing so David my Optometrist was very thorough checking my eyes even before putting in Dilation Drops. His opinion was that I am experiencing Refractive Problems brought on by Cataracts but he will try to get me in to see a specialist in the field before the weekend to make certain that’s all it is. 
Kathy doesn't like driving during Rush Hour.
Luckily we had taken the car and after having those drops put in my eyes there was no way I could drive. Kathy has driven the truck many times but because we were into Rush Hour Traffic appreciated driving the car more. 

She drove over to Spada Sheet Metal where true to his word Todd had the Heatshield waiting for me at the front desk with a note saying “No Charge.” Seeing him in his office I personally thanked him and made sure that he had some coffee money for the week.

Since we were still looking for the Nuts for the Airbags we stopped at Home Depot on Walker Road. They had Fine Bolts only up to one half inch and Course Bolts up to Three Quarters. The Fastener Supply Representative was there and tried helping us out. He called local businesses he thought might be able to help us. Someone at Cross Canada Auto Body Supply said they had them in stock so with a big Thanks we left that department. We picked up some strapping for me to work with modifying the trailer and some Kitchen and Bath Paint that I need to complete the Sunlight Panel. 

Finally arriving at Cross Canada there was nobody there that remembered having taken the phone call and they didn’t carry the Nuts that we needed. They could order them in but I could expect to wait about five weeks for them to come in. Since we’ll be on the road by then I said “No Thanks.” 

I had Kathy drive me back to Bogar Truck Supply and Service on Huron Church Road since they work on trucks they probably have the parts. When I asked at the desk the clerk about the Nuts she brought me to a bolt rack and asked what I needed. After carefully making certain I had the right ones because of my still blurred sight I was told to “Have a Good Day.” Those nuts had cost us the fuel to find them. 

Rush Hour was now in full swing making Kathy even more leery about driving so she suggested having supper at Applebee’s that was right next door. The food and service were all good and we ordered off a Promo Menu that saved us money as well. By the time we’d finished eating my eyes could once again focus so that I could safely drive us Home. 
Clouds starting to fill the sky.
Kathy has already reorganized the pantry and likes the way it looks. We won’t be seeing today’s beautiful weather again until next week so we’ll have to find a way of getting ready for our southern travels. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
Krackers 

Words of Inspiration 

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. 

Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright

Monday, September 26, 2016

Really Wet Weather, Still Accomplishing Things and A Real Pain.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Having spent most of the afternoon outside yesterday I felt that it would be difficult staying awake and that was exactly what was happening while I was composing the blog. Not wanting to take any chances I even excepted the offer of having a cup of Sleepy-Time Tea to guarantee a sleep filled night. After going to bed I would spend most of the early morning hours tossing and turning and struggling to get any sleep what-so-ever. Having watched the clock from 5:00 in the morning when it was within moments of 6:00 it seemed the perfect time to start my day. 
Rain coming down at 8:00 this morning.
Knowing that I was up long before the sun was expected to make its appearance didn’t stop me from my morning routine of opening the curtains and making the initial preparations for breakfast. The Weather Guessers were right on the money when they said to expect Severe Thunderstorms around 7:00 this morning accompanied by high winds out of the west. The wind was strong enough that it rocked the trailer and the rain sounded like a drum on the roof but luckily Kathy slept through the worst of it. I would complete all my morning reading and even played a few games on the computer by the time Kathy finally got up. 
Chocolate Pecan pie
With the rotten weather forecast there wasn’t much I could work on outside so after completing my morning chores Kathy suggested that I finish working on our special project that we are creating while she made a wonderful Chocolate Pecan pie. Kathy was impressed the way the Watermark helped to enhance the words but we won’t be showing you the finished results until after its presentation in the next month because the recipient is a follower of our post.
It was still damp enough inside to have Hot Soup to go with our Salads for lunch along with Mandarin Oranges and the last of her Homemade Energy Bars for dessert. Once we’d finished washing the lunch dishes we both worked together at getting things chopped and cooking in our Crock Pot for supper 
We have a number of things like waiting for the Heat Shield, being hampered by the weather or having errands and appointments to run that have interfered with me finishing some of my projects. At 3:00 we were on our way to Amherstburg where Kathy had an appointment with our dentist. Shortly after our latest checkups she developed a sensitivity in one of her teeth. After the tooth was Re-examined and X-rayed the problem was deemed the tooth to be Extra Sensitive and the only thing they could do was apply a Topical Sealer to the tooth to make it less sensitive. That meant she couldn’t eat anything until after 6:00. 

In order to waste bit of time we had a few other stops to make such as at Dollarama and Dollar Tree looking for storage containers for the front closet. The car was getting low on gas so after fueling up at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar we finally went to Walmart where Kathy did some grocery shopping while I picked up another SD Card for the camera. 
Coming out of Walmart we were greeted by a strange sight.
As we were leaving to head back Home there was a bright light that suddenly appeared in the sky. Since it was the first time we’d seen it all day it was well appreciated. Supper was done to perfection when we got back to the trailer and we hadn’t slaved over a hot stove all day. 
Crock Pot Supper, Pork Roast, Carrots, Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce.
Tomorrow we’ll try to get a lot more things checked off our to-do list. 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's always a bucket catching drips under your kitchen sink.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Why We Were Freezing and Still Making Progress.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

There was no alarm set last night for us to wake up by this morning. It was probably the cool 50 F (10 C) temperature that woke us both shortly after 7:00 making it too cold for Kathy to enjoy her breakfast. The only thing we could do was to try how efficient our new furnace worked. We had planned on trying it soon but didn’t think it would be this early. We allowed it to cycle a few times before turning it off and found that even with the sun starting to shine outside we weren’t warming up inside. With breakfast over Kathy had to bundle up to sit at her computer while I went to make the bed and get dressed. It was at that point that I opened the Hall and Bedroom blinds to find that both those windows had been left open the entire night. By simply closing them the trailer started warming up from our body-heat alone. 

We watched as everyone that was outside walked or rode by wearing long pants and heavier jackets then what they were wearing yesterday. Some were actually wearing layers of clothing in an effort to feel warm. We continued getting things organized inside as well as completing work on the computers until it was time to have lunch. The decision to have Chicken Noodle Soup with a cup of Hot Tea was an easy choice to make.  

We’d finished lunch by noon so while Kathy washed the dishes I went outside to continue working on a few projects. After drilling the holes for a pull handle into the Skylight Panel that I cut yesterday I discovered the paint that I needed was not in the shed and more than likely back at our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. I then managed to cut out two small shelf panels that I’ll be adding inside our electronics storage cabinet.  

Kathy had returned to the bedroom to continue the reorganizing of our in house storage. She is very particular about having everything used for one purpose stored together and she had found lots of things where they shouldn’t be. 
Trees already changing colour.
If you recall on our Avalanche trailer I had created a panel to stop the birds from making a nest in our Pinbox and I’d made another for one of the Weekend Seasonal Campers across the street. The other day Kathy noted the birds were trying to get past the Sheet Metal Panel that I’d installed on our neighbour’s trailer. It got to the point it was comical because they just wouldn’t give up and continued to bang into the dark panel. That prompted me to temporarily install a piece of cardboard into the pinbox of our new trailer. I had stored the remaining metal inside our garden shed so this afternoon after measuring the metal I cut it into pieces that can easily be made into Pinbox Panels for keeping birds out. I was surprised how sore my hands became after taking nearly two hours, using tinsnips to cut the six panels. 
Caught as I had just finished cutting the stack of panels
on the seat of the picnic table.
It was past 4:00 by that point and our early mostly liquid lunch was long gone. Kathy has been diligently trying to use up our frozen foods so we won’t have as much to worry about if the fridge has to be replaced and it also makes crossing the border a lot less stressful. (We have crossed at other locations and never been put through the strict searches of our fridge as at the Ambassador Bridge into Detroit.) She had me grill up some Honey-Garlic Sausages on the Weber while she sautéed a delicious blend of vegetables that melted in our mouths. To say it was delicious would be an understatement and there’s enough for another meal. 
Honey-Garlic Sausage and Sauteed Vegetables.
Stew AKA the Furry Gnome identified the bird in last night’s post as a Downy Woodpecker. With that information Kathy was able to confirm that it was in fact the Female Downy Woodpecker that we had seen. Thank You Stew without you pointing us in the right direction we wouldn’t have known its name. One question though “Why is it always the male of the bird species that have the brighter plumage?” 
Female Downy Woodpecker.
Tomorrow’s weather is not looking too promising but we’ll find something to do that will get us another step closer to heading south in another five weeks. 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 

If you don't like the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Big Cool Down, Organizing Chores, Special Celebration and Comparing Notes.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Before going to bed last night I was starting to feel very tired so I was really surprised that I was wide awake minutes after 7:00 this morning. I opened the curtains, got things ready for breakfast and started doing my morning reading. Then suddenly I heard the alarm clock going off in the bedroom. I’d forgotten that I’d turned it on before going to bed last night. My plan to let Kathy sleep a little later was out the window. She was now recovered enough from her cold that she actually heard the alarm. The fact that it was only 55 F (13 C) inside and out kind of snapped her into wakefulness as well. 

We discussed what we wanted to get done while having our breakfast and knew that we were limited by our Supper Plans. While Kathy started reviewing her E-mails I made the bed, dressed and finished my other morning chores. While she dressed I attempted to complete my morning reading. Kathy started reminding me of what I wanted to do which only made it more difficult to concentrate on my reading. 

It was 9:30 when I finally stepped outside and I didn’t see anyone else wearing shorts, sandals and a T-shirt like I was doing. Most others were wearing long pants, jackets and shoes. This was definitely a sign that this was Fall Weather. The Mid-Summer temperatures we were getting as late as yesterday were gone. "How could that be?" 
I manage to sub-assemble the Airbags and Brackets using all new Stainless Steel Bolts so that they can easily be removed if ever the need arises. There was no reason to only install a single Airbag for now so it’s a waiting game for the custom Heatshield to be ready before that happens. 
Once I’d safely stowed them under the Tonneau Cover I refocused my sights on the modified Battery Racks that will be installed in our basement. I’d barely laid out the holes that will be used to fasten them to the wall when Kathy called me to lunch. She had been busy catching up on her Bookkeeping before making Lunch. She was still feeling the cool effects of the north wind so she thought a Bowl of Hot Soup would help us to warm up. We also had another piece of her Homemade Protein Bar for dessert. I can truly vouch that it tasted just as good as yesterday. 
Homemade Protein Bar.
Back outside I managed to get all the holes drilled in the Battery Racks and by using our Magnetic Wand didn’t miss a single metal fragment. I also noted that I’ll still have to remove the lower battery tray off the one rack so it was also placed under the Tonneau Cover for safe keeping. 
Anyone know what kind of Woodpecker this is.
Around that time, I started hearing a strange tapping sound coming from above. It turned out to be a Woodpecker. Unfortunately, I don’t know the different Avian breads but knew that I’d never seen one with these black and white stripes before. Hopefully one of our readers can help identify our little feathered friend. 

By this time Kathy had already added her second Wall Decal to the opposite side of the living room. This one goes nicely with our “Free as a Bird” Clock. We stopped for a few minutes so we could both enjoyed a fruit juice to help keep our energy levels up. 
Outside again I found the piece of plywood that I would use to cut the panel for our Skylight Cover in the bathroom. The reason for that is to keep the heat out in the summer, the cold out in the winter and the morning sunlight from waking us way too early. After verifying the measurements with the sizing of the J-Channel that I had used to make the frame it didn’t take long to cut out. I have a fourteen-inch Husky Handsaw that has very aggressive teeth that made the job go quickly and smoothly. 
I was in the shower shortly after 4:00 getting cleaned up so we could walk over to the Park Clubhouse after 5:00. Tonight they were not only having the “End of the Season Dinner” but they were also celebrating Twenty-Fifth year that Wildwood Golf and RV Park has been in business. The food served was Rolls with Butter, Salad, Penne with Meat Sauce, Chicken Alfredo, Mixed Vegetables, Cabbage Rolls with Apple Strudel and Ice Cream for dessert. It was all delicious leaving everyone wishing they had eaten less Pasta. There were also two bottles of wine on each table. A Semi-Sweet White along with a Dry Red. It was all wonderful. They also had a Husband and Wife band that entertained everyone with a large assortment of music. 

Since this is World Hockey Season three of the men at our table left shortly after the music started. Even though Kathy and I had a chance to enjoy a few dances we also got to talk to one of the wives Marlene. She and her husband Greg are also Fulltiming but in a “C” Class Motorhome. We had a chance to hear some of the not so pleasant things they’ve experienced while RVing. We exchanged what we thought were the many Pros and few Cons about Fulltiming in a Fifth Wheel. We also told her about our Blog so if you are reading this Marlene, glad you stopped by. Around 9:00 we were starting to feel the effects of not having taken our evening medications so we said our good-nights and headed for Home 

Even though there is still lots to get done before we head south, we may have to shake things up a bit tomorrow. 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 shooting is more accurate than your spelling.