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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Getting Chores/Errands Done, Seeing The Kids New Travel Trailer and Getting Back To Seasonal Weather.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

It was nearly midnight by the time we went to bed last night and we left most of the windows open downstairs. With all that fresh air and the cool North Wind blowing close to Twenty MPH it was a recipe for sleeping soundly. It was nearly 8:30 before we got up this morning but we felt rested.

As mentioned in yesterday’s Blog there were a number of phone calls that had to be made this morning. Once we had finished eating and we’d moved to the Computers with our Coffee/Tea and while Kathy was checking her E-mails I started making those calls. The first was a message to Stephanie at Leisure Trailer about an E-mail that she was supposed to have sent to me but it didn’t arrive.

The second call was to my aunt Anna who while we were away last winter moved from London, Ontario back to Windsor to a Retirement Home. Whenever there are any medical outbreaks visitors are not allowed in the Home because the residents are very susceptible and there have been a number of those this year. We now have a date to visit next week.

The last call was to pay our Verizon bill and to set up the automatic increase of data to our plan for the day we head south.

We had a few other things that needed taking care of and one was making a Shopping List of groceries that we needed to pick up today. We worked together turning the Turkey Stock that Kathy had made yesterday into Homemade Turkey Vegetable Soup with Kathy doing the mixing and seasoning while I manned the Cutting Board. The soup as well as the ingredients that are now ready for other creations should feed us both at least a meal a day for the next week. 

For lunch we shared the last two pieces of Pizza from last night as well as a few Perogies. 
We never saw the Sun today.
It was after 1:00 when we headed to Amherstburg with not only a list of groceries but a list of places we needed to go to. Our first stop was the Home Hardware Building Center where I tried to get the Fasteners that could be used to mount the RV Scissor Jacks to our trailer. The best they could provide us with were Lag Bolts but at the last moment I chose a different route and left them behind. This year has been worse than last year for Spiders so we finally got some spray to help us in that battle. Kathy found that a few Storage Bins we have are not completely Air-Tight so she also purchased a couple more Sealable Storage Containers today. 

The next stop was Dollarama where we managed to get some supplies at very reasonable prices. 
Trees are changing colour and losing their leaves.
The next stop was at Walmart where we walked every aisle in the grocery section getting things to not only fill our Pantry but to add to the Soup and other Dishes being made at Home. 
Notice the Flags are hardly moving.
When we left Walmart, we drove to our son Kevin’s house for a double reason. The first was to see their new to them Travel Trailer and second to return something. This Trailer is set up as a Bunk with lots of storage which will help them have some Family Vacations away from home and it appears to be in good condition. They had a boat with a Cuddy Cabin years ago but when they sold it Kevin gave us their Non-Toxic Water Hose to use with our Travel Trailer. We already had a few hoses so it had just sat on the shelf unused. Today we returned that Hose knowing that it would be put to good use.

It was after 4:00 and we realized we’d forgotten something at the Hardware Store but we were also getting hungry so we stopped at McDonalds for our supper. We had the chance while having our meal to watch some of today’s Teenagers and how they act when in public. “Boy, have times changed”.

Back at Home after we got our purchases put away we worked together to wash up the dishes we had used earlier in the day. It’s a practice we have carried on since we learned ways to conserve our Fresh Water in the deserts of southwest states last winter.

We are back to Seasonal Temperatures with a Large Stormfront heading our way. Looks like we’ll be doing indoor chores tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.

Russian Proverb

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you two got a lot accomplished yesterday. It is nice to cross things off the list as you get ready to head out for the winter.