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Monday, May 1, 2017

Warm Night, Cold Morning, Making Appointments, Grilling Shepherds Pie On The Weber and The Car Is Ready.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Waking up at 8:00 this morning we both felt great because the outside temperature was 64 F (18 C) even with the steadily falling rain that was causing the street to look like a small river. We enjoyed our breakfast and could only hope for the Sun to make an appearance sometime today. 
What we woke up to this morning
We settled in at our computers getting caught up on our reading when around 9:30 we both started feeling chilled. In that hour and a half the temperature had dropped to 48 F (9 C). The Wind had increased but the Rain had diminished. After completing our inside chores it was time to get more phone calls made. 
Later in the morning, more Rain making a river of our street.
The issue of having our truck classified as a “Personal Use Only Vehicle” has been a thorn in our sides for nearly a year even though we went through something related eight years ago. Each time we would go to the Licensing Bureau or Ministry of Transport we walked away frustrated because they said our truck did not qualify for the Exemption while everyone else in the Park said we did. The issue reared its head again when speaking with other Ontarians in the desert outside of Quartzsite, Arizona. They had the Exemption Sticker on their Truck and told me when the law had been changed. The other day while I was researching I was able to find, save and print out the law as it was written.

The first call today was to our Member of Provincial Parliament the equivalent of a State Representative in the US. After explaining the problem we are having I was told to bring my information in and they would deal with the issue for me. Getting our truck deemed a “Personal Use Only Vehicle” will lower the cost of our License Sticker and Insurance Rate as well as our no longer needing to have a Yearly Safety done.

The next call was one we received from the Insurance Appraiser setting up an appointment for this afternoon to check the trailer. If you recall we had a Blowout on April 10th on I-44 in Missouri. There is some damage that has to be addressed so we’d see him around 3:00 this afternoon. 

After having Soup with Cheese and Crackers with Clementine Oranges for lunch we did up the dishes before heading out the door. With the blowing Winds and Rain keeping us captive in our trailer we drove over to the Park Clubhouse. I helped Kathy get in to the Exchange Library where she spent time finding books that she hadn’t read to switch for the ones she had. I walked to the rear of the building to the Workout Room. Due to all the work injuries sustained through my career the best way to relieve the nagging pain is to Exercise. Since the room is not heated, fifteen minutes was enough for the pain to subside. It was perfect timing as Kathy had just found the last book to bring Home.

Back Home the rain had stopped and the temperature was 61 F (16 C) so we opened the door and a few windows. When Jeremy arrived I went out to deal with that while Kathy answered a phone call. The adjuster deemed the damage to be more serious than what I had thought it was and will work with Leisure Trailer at getting it fixed.

Back inside Kathy was still on the phone speaking with our good friend Vera. She really missed us while we were away and can’t wait to visit with us. That’s what everyone we know is saying. 
The Sun trying to appear.
Looking outside the black clouds were once again filling the sky and the Wind was picking up. Kathy pulled a ready-made Shepherds Pie out of the freezer and put it in a foil pan while I preheated the Weber. It called for twenty minutes in a 400-degree oven from frozen but with the blowing Wind we left it for forty minutes and it came out perfect. 
Shepherds Pie done on the Weber with Mixed Bean Salad/
As we were finishing our tea at 5:45 Jim from Windsor Gas and Diesel called to say our car was ready to go so we’ll be picking it up tomorrow. The Wind is periodically hitting the trailer with some hard gusts and the forecast shows we’ll be getting close to the freezing mark tonight with tomorrow’s high of only 50 F (10 C).   We might even see the Sun on Wednesday so we’ll keep our fingers crossed. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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  1. The weather seems to be off everywhere this year. Hope it quits raining soon!!

  2. We have not had that much rain, just some sprinkling now and then, but the clouds, cold and general dreariness is getting old. Then we had sunshine this afternoon. Hope you saw the sun also.