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Friday, May 5, 2017

43 F (6 C) With More Rain, Errands Finished and Pickerel Dinner.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

With the forecasted low temperature of 37 F (3 C) for the night we thought that it would be a wise idea to leave our Electric Fireplace on throughout the night. After not having slept with any kind of heat source at night since last December we both found it uncomfortable but when we woke this morning the inside of the trailer was a toasty 59 F (15 C). We enjoyed our breakfast without feeling the least bit uncomfortable. 

By 8:30 we were already on our Computers checking the News, our E-mail, Blogs we follow and most importantly right now the Weather. When I informed Kathy that the rain that had fallen all day Thursday would continue to fall all day today all she could reply was “This type of weather is very Depressing”. Checking the outside temperature at that time it was 43 F (6 C) but with the cold north wind blowing the light rain around it didn’t feel like it. 
Water in the pond is normally three feet lower.
Once we had eaten lunch and finished washing the dishes one last check of The Weather Network would show the outside temperature was still 43 F (6 C) with the rain continuing to fall. 
Ditches nearly full.
Wearing raincoats over hoodies to keep us warm we got in the truck and headed towards Windsor in hopes of getting the errands on our list crossed off. As we drove along farmer’s fields that had been planted and many more that had not, we could see large pools of water changing the way the landscape would look. 

Nearing Provincial Road we made a change in plans and headed to the Devonshire Mall on Howard Avenue. With our inability to access many of our cooking utensils we were going to try checking some of the stores that had been suggested to us for replacements. When we arrived at the Mall there was major construction going on that wasn’t there before we headed south last fall. I dropped Kathy close to an entrance before finding a place to park then joining her inside. She had already checked out the one outlet by the time I got inside only to get more business names to check out. We walked the Mall for nearly an hour and the only thing we found was that some businesses had moved while others had just closed up.

We headed up West Grand Avenue to the Wholesale Club on Dougal where Kathy went in to refresh our dwindling supply of Cough Drops. Even if we don’t always have a cold or sore throat sometimes at night they help us breath better when we put our CPAP Masks on. 
Not only were all the rain spouts shooting water out but,
the water was running off the roof.
Leaving their parking lot we almost got clipped by someone making a U-turn and they were blowing their horn at me when I had the green light. Going on the E.C. Rowe Expressway most drivers were being overly cautious because of the rain but then there were still the idiots that were doing well above the speed limit weaving from lane to lane. We passed at least 3 fender benders as well on the expressway. We could see that people just were not driving sensibly today.

We stopped at Guardian Storage to pick up our Mail. Carol said the yard was flooding and she wished the rain would stop any time. We drove back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit where the water was on the verge of seeping in the door. Luckily 95% of our belongings are raised off the floor on skids we found after someone had suggested doing so. We left through the front gate to avoid the flooding storage yard. 
One of many flooded farmer's fields.
The next stop was Green Shield on Rhodes Drive where we dropped off Kathy’s Benefit Claim Form from her inhouse visit from Healthy Heals. The claim will be processed before next weekend.

We went to the Tecumseh Mall where we went to the Tan Jay/Alia store for Kathy to get some new jeans. Since they didn’t have the ones she wanted in stock they ordered them at 25% off the normal instore cost. 
This pond was about to spill its banks.
Motor City Credit Union was our next stop where we had to do some banking.

Driving over to our old grocery store in Tecumseh we stopped at the Zehrs store on Manning Road. Even though it is a chain not all stores carry the same things that this store does.

It was after 4:30 when we headed up Manning Road until we turned to go into McGregor. Our destination was the Knights of Columbus Hall in McGregor for their Fish Fry. Last summer every time we drove by we saw their sign advertising their Fish Fry on the first Friday of every month but we were always so busy we never made it. We finally made it. Unlike most Legions this Knights of Columbus had different choices of fish for you to choose. Since we had Perch last night at the restaurant we had Pickerel tonight. It included the fish, fries, cole slaw and a roll but they didn’t start serving until 5:00 so we had a chance to check the place out. Kathy found a table of Homemade Pastries set up at the end of the hall. After eating our diners for a $5.00 donation to the Melanoma Research Society Kathy collected a few pastries for us to share. Extra Calories for a great cause. 
Our Rain Gauge with 2.75 Inches of rain before 6:00.
The rain is still falling.
We were Home in time for the 6 o’clock News. Remember all the vacant stores I mentioned at the Malls the Economists are saying that the Windsor area has the third fastest growing economy in Canada since the Recession. Really? They also showed there is still more rain on the way and the present temperature was 43 F (6 C). Checking the temperature online moments ago as I’m about to post this Blog the temperature is 43 F (6 C) with more rain. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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Lisa Hoffman, American Lecturer

1 comment:

  1. Well for heavens sake, is it ever going to stop raining? It's beginning to sound a lot like California!!