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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Truck In The Shop and Two Visits.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Even with the Air Conditioner cycling periodically through the night we both managed to sleep fairly sound though we do prefer sleeping with the Windows open when we can. When we went to bed last night the Humidex was only down to 97 F (36 C) so the choice was an easy one to make.

I was up before 7:30 again this morning so once I had everything ready to make breakfast and had the Window Shades raised I settled in to start reading at the Computer. Kathy didn’t come downstairs until nearly 8:30 today. She said she felt groggy even though she’d only taken a regular strength Tylenol before going to bed. 
Sun burning off the morning dew.
As soon as breakfast was over and the morning Eyedrops taken care of we sat with our Coffees at the Computers. Having already seen today’s forecast I chose to make a phone call. I called Jim at Windsor Gas and Diesel to let him know what was happening with the Truck and what I suspected. He could only say to bring it in when I could and he’d hook it up to the Computer. 
Truck at the shop.
It was close to 10:30 before we headed out the door and it had already hit the Century Mark. Kathy was having a hard time with the heat but once she was in the Car with the AC on she started feeling better. I was driving the Truck and with the DTC Error 6 showing this morning. With Kathy in the lead it made it easy to know what speed I was traveling because all the Gauges were non-functional. Every once in a while, the Gauges would power up for a few seconds before dying off again. When that would happen, the Radio would be blasting loudly and I would simply turn it off only to repeat the same process Five Minutes later. 

It was after 11:00 when we arrived at Windsor Gas and Diesel. All the Mechanics were busy and Jim was busy with the Customers lined up to drop their vehicles off. Kathy braved the heat by standing in the shade of the building and catching the slightest breeze to keep cool. Once Jim knew what he was up against we were soon on our way.

It was after noon when we arrived at the West-End Wendy’s to have lunch. It felt good sitting in the cool dining room enjoying our Value Menu Meals. It was past 12:30 by the time we finished our eating and headed out the door. 
Windsor Rehabilitation Center.
Taking a different route, we were at the Windsor Rehabilitation Center in no time. Since the heat was bothering Kathy so much I dropped her right by the doors before going to park the Car. I mentioned the other day how we purchased Parking Tokens that cost less than half the cost of paying Cash. It felt good not paying the high cost of parking.

Vera’s face lit right up when she saw us walk in her room. With very few others that come to see her, time seems to drag. She has already read a few of the Books that Kathy has brought up for her to read. It was past 3:00 when we left even though Vera would have like us to stay longer but we had more errands to run.

Our next stop was at our daughter Rose’s house. She was away at Camp Borden near Barrie for the summer training Cadets as well as serving as the Human Rights Officer. When we arrived D.J. was happy to see that we had brought his Scooter and Video Game that he had left at his aunt’s place last summer. How many kids can say that their Mother wears Army Boots and be proud about it. It was after 4:30 by the time we said our Good-Byes and headed out.

Being stuck in Rush Hour Traffic trying to escape the city really bothered Kathy but I knew the Short-Cuts and had us across town quite easily. With our need to do grocery shopping instead of shopping on an empty stomach we stopped at another Wendy’s location for supper. We each had a Chicken Wrap, Small Chocolate Frosty and a Senior’s Soft Drink all for $7.19. We find it more then satisfying and tasty enough to have it twice the same day.

We went to the Zehrs Super Store to get our groceries. We always try to shop using a list so we don’t miss anything and we don’t over-buy. Kathy couldn’t find her Shopping List that she put in her purse. We think we might have bought more then we needed. 
Only a few of many Canadian Geese on the Golf Course tis evening.
The Humidex only reached 108 F (42 C) today and we’re expecting the same for tomorrow before it finally cools down for a while. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. I hope your truck trouble turns out to be cheap. The heat humidity down here is really bad also but is expected when you are in the middle of Wheeler Marsh Natural Area.

  2. Oh my goodness ... the heat level is certainly high. I hope your truck is fixed quickly and as inexpensive as possible. Congrats to your daughter!! I love it when women wear army boots!!

  3. Hoping your truck trouble is an easy/cheap fix! I bet Vera's face did light up to see you nice that you consistently visit her. We have several women in the family that wear Army boots and are very proud of them too..congrats to yours!!

  4. Sure hope your F350 diesel has just minor repairs or nothing to be done but computer reset. Don't want you to have to pay $15,600 for a new engine like we were hit with 3 weeks ago.