It's about time.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Helping A Neighbour, Getting More Things Straightened Out and Back to Spring Weather For The Long Weekend.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

The difference a day makes is unbelievable. I woke within minutes of the time I woke up yesterday just as Kathy did but the difference was that today’s sky was totally filled with clouds and the outside temperature was only 45 F (7 C) which was a far cry from the 70 F (21 C) we had yesterday. We still seemed to be comfortable inside so we had breakfast without putting on any kind of heat source. As soon as we got on the Computers and I checked The Weather Network it showed that the area was only experiencing 43% Humidity which is extremely low for McGregor.

We finished our reading early and started getting other necessary things finished. While I made the bed and adjustments to our CPAP Machines Kathy started doing some Bookkeeping by first organizing all our receipts then making the Data Entries into our Expenditure Spreadsheet.

Having looked outside I noticed one of our weekend neighbours was working around the rear of his trailer but he seemed to be pacing back and forth more then he was accomplishing anything. Telling Kathy that he looked like he needed help she suggested I check it out.

Since this is known as the Victoria Day Weekend in Canada many RVers start their summer camping to welcome summer. Corry had recently buried a PCV Tubing as many seasonal people do in the Park to run their Power, Water and Other Connections to their units thus eliminating any tripping hazards on the ground. Corry had forgotten to run his Cable Connection inside his tube and was trying to figure a way to get it there. In less then ten minutes I’d run my Electrical Fish through the tube and pulled the Coaxial Cable through to his trailer. I also advised him to use the New Potable Water Hose for Drinking Water instead of his Garden Hose.

It was nearly lunchtime when I got back so we made Chicken and Wild Rice Soup along with Cheese on Crackers to warm and fill us up. We also worked together cleaning up our dishes. 

Kathy received an E-mail last evening from Henry’s Camera Repair Depot stating there would be nearly $250.00 charge to repair our Sigma 18-200 Zoom Lens for our Canon DSLR because the Warranty had lapsed.  When she went back to her Computer this afternoon I took over the dining table as a desk. My first call was to the local Henry’s Camera store in Windsor where the lens had been purchased. As luck would have it Steve the Salesperson who had sold it to us answered the phone. After I explained what the E-mail stated he reminded me that the lens had a Ten-Year Warranty and we shouldn’t have to pay a thing. A half hour later he called back after having just phoned the Toronto Depot and the lens will be repaired at no cost to us. That’s what you call “Customer Service”.

The next few calls I ended up only leaving voice mails. The one with Goodyear Tire’s Claims Department over the trailer tire that blew after only 6455 Miles. The next was to Leisure Trailer but Stephanie wouldn’t be in until tomorrow.

The last call was to our phone provider Bell. For our Home Phone we use a Turbo Hub which connects wirelessly through the Cell Towers. When we travel anywhere in Canada our friends and family can reach us by simply calling our Home Phone Number. It can also be used as a MiFi Hotspot but does prove to be costly with both of us on our computers. Every year when we return Home it seems there are unexplainable charges as soon as any activity is shown. I didn’t get any credits issue for the latest charge but did get Unlimited Canada Wide Calling for my cell phone for only $4.00 a month more then my existing plan. That will save us big time when traveling in Canada

The rain started coming down only minutes after I got off the phone and we were both feeling closed in so we headed to the Essex Home Hardware Building Center. After searching the entire store we just couldn’t find what we were looking for so we headed back towards Wildwood Golf and RV Park. There was a steady stream of RVs pulling into the park ahead of us and since it was still drizzling we decided to go to the 19th Hole Restaurant for supper. This was only our first time here this year so we were doing good. Because today was Friday we had the Half Order of Perch for our meal and it still left the both of us satisfied. 

After the 6 o’clock News I braved the drizzle to get a few things out of our shed for tomorrow’s Yard Sale. Having had to empty the basement recently into the shed made it that much more of a challenge. I’d barely got started when the Rain became more intense until I was forced to stop searching and close up. I’ll just have to get up earlier in the morning and finish locating those items then.

With the now 85 % Humidity we were forced to turn on our Fireplace to take the chill out of the air. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. It was even colder up here. This spring seems very cold and late.

  2. Weird ... we are heating up, you are cooling down. I've always found the camera repair shops tell you it's not covered, so most people just pay. That's how they get around the warranty thing. Good for you for checking!!