Jan asked me if I could cut the grass today, of course!
With a nice machine like this one, it is easy.
It takes about 2 hours for me to cut the grass. Jan can do it in less than one hour and a half.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
I am helping Jan today. We are placing the last of the docks at the end of the pier.
Jannie and Jan invited us for an ice cream at DQ in Trenton.
It was a very good ice cream with good friends.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
I did not do much today. We went for a small grocery and I bought a new pair of shoes.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
A went for a short walk today, only 3 km.
I saw some gosling, they are baby geese.
It is today that I tackle the end of a project.
I talked about installing a new HDMI between the satellite receiver and
the TV. I had a temporary one installed a week or so ago.
It is not an easy job to locate the new HDMI cable when the MH is
already built. Remember, all wiring was done before the MH was
After a few tries, I managed to route the HDMI cable from the top cabinet to under the dashboard by Michele's chair.
From there, the HDMI cable travels along the wall, near the
fireplace/TV. I will buy a wire covering "thing" to make it look nice
I look for the best place to route the HDMI cable.
Time to drill holes!
The end result.
Now with everything in place.
I also took this time to remove the base speaker from the footwell
where Michele sits. We are not using the surround sound anyway. It
gives Michele a lot more room.
Everything is working great now. Nice picture on the TV.
Jan was doing some landscaping after supper. I went out to give him a hand.
And we talk about everything and nothing.
Friday, June 5, 2020
Another 4.7 km under my belt. I wanted to walk by the Murray Canal, but the mosquitoes were just terrible.
The two kids sound asleep.
Kristin made some stimulating "bags' for Natasha to play with. She likes it.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
A short walk again today, 3 km.
Jannie and Jan's house. The MH is in the back of the house.
This is the location of the MH. We are very lucky to have them as friends. We have been here for 2 months.
Natasha loves to be standing up.
A somewhat nice sunset.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
This time of year in this area, the grass grows very fast. I am cutting grass again.
Michele has fun with the camera. She takes me in an unsavoury position. Riding the lawnmower is hard on the bladder.
After lunch we went for a car ride just for the fun of it! I know, terrible people that we are...
On our way back we stopped at the campground to check out the progress of the deck on site #1.
First, the swans with babies.
The deck! Almost done. All it needs now is some gravel around the steps.
Monday, June 8, 2020
This morning, I returned to the office of my cardiologist to return my
heart monitor. This is not my first time with this. I keep wondering
what they see. I will return the monitor on wednesday morning.
The next stop is at the Beer Store. Ontario is SO behind modern times.
We still have to line up to get in an ugly-looking place to order our
beer! By the way, who owns the Beer Stores? Oh! The breweries!!! Talk
about a conflict of interest... It is slowly changing.
Now, I am a little early at the Beer Store. I stand in line and what do
I see in front of me? A person who really needs his beer. PJ pants,
socks over the PJ pants, slippers on his feet, a winner alright! Who am
I to judge?
In late afternoon, the swallows were constantly flying between the
MH and the house, some even stopped on the roof. I wonder why?
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
I am helping Jan this morning. We finished the set-up for the deck on
site #1. This site is only for MH. The fifth wheel would have to leave
the truck in front of the Fifth wheel with no way out.
A few days ago, I bought a new dashcam. The one I bought in Quartzsite
did not last very long. I bought this one from Canadian Tire.
This one is of better quality and has many automatic features.
Let's see the top of the screen. Recording time. The running man is for
Motion Detection. The signal light for the detection of Stop & Go
traffic. Next is the stop sign detection. The 0 in a box is how many
emergency recordings are in the camera. The rest you can figure out
what they are.
After a few tries, I am very happy with the results.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
A different day!
It started with me dropping off my heart monitor at the office.
Follow-up next Tuesday, June 16 between 9 am and 1 pm if by phone. If
not by phone, 3:15 in the afternoon in the office.
On the weather side, the forecast calls for heavy rain this evening and tonight.
The humidity is very high and with the humidex, it is 38° C.
We even got some rain in the afternoon.
The wind picked up in the evening with lightning and thunder.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
It has cooled off this morning. The sun is back.
As you can see, the weather is nice in Saskatchewan.
Natasha just finished eating raspberry for the first time.
Even if Jeremy is 34 years old, we still cringe when he sends us photos like these. He crashed with his mountain bike.
Friday, June 12, 2020
As I mentioned earlier, the grass is growing fast this time of the year.
What I cut today.
Another view of Jannie and Jan's house with our MH. We are so lucky to
have friends like them. They let us stay at the house during this
pandemic. Thank you so much Jannie and Jan.
A good day.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Let's start the day with this photo of Natasha more raspberries. The
raspberries are in the pouch and Natasha chew on the pouch and gets the
juice, but no pulp or seeds. She loves it.
Let's move on to some serious stuff.
I am helping Jan this afternoon. We have to move dirt from the Park to the house.
Why? Because Janie and Jan want to build a "base" for the small
windmill they have. We build a dirt mound where a big rock will take
place and then, the windmill on top of the rock.
The inspector is checking out the work!
Once the mound is built, I have to wait for Jan to come back with
the tractor and the mini excavator for the next phase of the project.
To be honest, I have my doubts about his project. First is the mound.
It is not as smooth as I think it should be. We will see. Jan is very
good with the excavator and the mound is actually round.
The rock that will be used as a base for the windmill.
The big rock is placed in the center of the mound. We use what we have on hand. Jan's water bottle as a level. It works.
Let's try the windmill to see what it looks like. Perfect.
We continue installing fabric ground cover before we add the river rocks.
And the river rocks arrive...
We place them all around the big rock, making a circle.
Jan already had the river rocks.
It can be hard on the back.
But a beer helps relaxing.
Tomorrow, Jan will install the windmill.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
The windmill is installed.
We are having supper at Jannie and Jan's place. Patricia is there too.
What a good meal. We spent the evening looking at the photos from Jannie and Jan's trip to New-Zealand last winter.
We had lots of fun with them. A great time.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Tomorrow afternoon, I have my doctor's appointment and we will find out if we can travel to Saskatchewan on Wednesday.
We still get stuff ready for travelling. I checked the tire pressures on all MH and car tires.
I checked the water level in the batteries. I added my volts gauge to
monitor the batteries performance during our trip west. This way, I will
not let them drop lower than 50% of the charge.
Because of the COVID-19, we will be spending the nights at Walmart and
truck stops along the way. This way, we will minimize our contact with
the local population. We will be leaving with our fresh water tank full
and our used water tanks (black/gray) empty. We carry enough food for
the duration of the trip and more.