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Friday, June 16, 2017

Leaky Hot Water Heater and Lots Of Errands.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

We were both awake before 8:00 this morning and went through our regular morning routines until we were finished. Then it was time to accomplish what could be done outside. I went about watering not only our flowers but our neighbour Ted’s flowers and plants. It was while I was watering his Tomato Plants that I noticed water dripping from the Hot Water Tank compartment on his neighbour’s trailer. With nobody being home at the time I made a mental not to point it out to them the next time I’d see them. 
More of our Lilies are blooming every day.
After a brief talk with another neighbour Jim about work that he was doing to his Park Model it was time for me to go back inside where Kathy had already made us a very early lunch. She knew that we had a number of places to go to this afternoon so she thought that it would be wise to get an early start. 

We were on our way towards Windsor by 11:10 and our first stop was at Lowes. When we had our cabinet door modified back in November the person used Spring Loaded Struts that don’t hold the door in a raised position. We had looked unsuccessfully at other stores for Gas Struts that would do the job so I didn’t hold much hope of finding them today. After looking on our own we finally asked an associate who immediately knew what we were looking for and put them right in our hands. Being able to finely locate these on our first stop scratched two more possible stops off our list for the day. 

The next stop was Henry’s Camera Shop on Howard Avenue to pick up our Sigma 18-200 mm Lens. Luckily it was Steve who originally sold us the lens and he helped to get it repaired because he knew it was still under warranty that served us today. It felt good just holding it in my hands again.

We stopped at Windsor Gas and Diesel where I set up an appointment to have an Oil Change done on the truck as well as having him inspect the brakes. We trust Jim totally and know that he won’t do any work that is not necessary. 

We then drove over to Guardian Storage where after collecting our Mail we drove back to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit to drop some things and look for a few other things. Since the outside Humidex was already feeling like 99 F (37 C) when Kathy stepped inside she nearly didn’t want to leave.

Our next stop was at Green Shield where Kathy dropped off her Claim Form for her treatment yesterday from Mary of Healthy Heals

We made a stop at Staples where we picked up some large sized Sharpies and Stencils that will be used to label our Fresh Water and Waste Barrels

A stop was made at Motor City Credit Union to do some banking and to set up an appointment for next week to sign some additional papers. 
These prices are per Liter.
Driving back to Walker Road we stopped at the Pioneer Gas Station to fill the car. 

All this completed and it wasn’t even 2:00 in the afternoon. Our Early Lunch was long gone and the heat was starting to get to us. We stopped at McDonalds where we each had an Ice Cream Cone which not only helped to nourish us but also helped to cool us down. 

We then headed over to the Zehrs Supper Store to pick up some things we didn’t get at Walmart yesterday because not all of their prices are the lowest in town. We picked up two cases of water today that were a dollar cheaper then that at Walmart. We also did some walking around just for exercise in a cool environment. 

Back at Home we had everything put away by 4:30 and since we were hot and it was Friday we drove out to the Michigan Diner in Essex. We had barely gotten seated when there was suddenly a steady line of people coming in for their meals. We were able to order off the Senior’s Menu which meant we got a reasonable sized serving of Fish and Chips at a much more lower price. When we left we felt Satisfied but not Stuffed
A reasonable sized meal.
We had just finished watching the 6 o’clock News when our neighbour with the leaky Hot Water Heater came home. When I showed them the problem they commented that the water wasn’t hardly coming out warm the last few days.  The outside temperatures have been so warm that we haven’t turn our Hot Water Heater on in over a week. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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  1. Hi Kathy and Rick, I noticed above you had picked up your camera lens. We are trying to decide on a camera, doing a lot of research, have it narrowed down to a couple we are considering. I was just wondering what kind you have that goes with that lens?

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