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October 12 to 18, 2020



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Monday, October 12, 2020


On this Thanksgiving Monday, it is an ordinary day for us, a must because of the COVID-19.

At this time of year, we mostly stay indoors as the weather turns colder. I would look at our itinerary for our trip south. Not happening this winter. We were supposed to go to Yuma for the winter. So we found a house to live in for the winter. The MH will be close by and winterized. No, we are not hanging up the keys yet, just for this winter. We will see what next spring brings to us. About our winter in Canada, a first since 2010. We are making this winter an adventure. Of course, we probably will have less "things" to write about in the blog. Updates may be less frequent.

Like today, seeing deers close by was the attraction.




Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Today I am busy helping Patricia, Jan and Kylea, finish splitting/stacking firewood.
The woodshed is now full, more than full.




Wednesday, October 14, 2020


We have another busy day.
We are moving from Jannie and Jan's house to the RV Park. This is where the MH will spend the winter.


We are still living in the MH for a few more days. This is the house we will be moving into.


We had an appointment at the bank this afternoon. With this appointment over, we stopped at the computer shop to pick up my laptop.


Here is what is the problem with my laptop, it is slowly dying. Does it have the COVID-19, of course not!
Over the next few weeks, I will move everything I can from the laptop to the desktop computer.



Thursday, October 15, 2020


Usually, by now, I would have done all the oil changes, the MH, the car and the generator at Patrice and Manon's place in Quebec. Not this time!
With the COVID-19 cases still increasing in Quebec, we are not going there. Maybe in spring?
The MH and the generator can wait until spring. The car really needs it. I made an appointment at Workman's to change the oil and change the tires. I left the car at the garage early in the morning. I will pick it up at lunchtime.


I got the car back. Here are the winter tires on the car. If you notice, they are not all the same tread pattern.
   
 

But they are close enough. let's not forget, we will not travel very far this winter. They only need to last one winter.
So, used tires like these ones will do.

The rain started to come down right after lunch and did not stop until late in the night.



Friday, October 16, 2020


My wireless headphone died. The batteries are no longer hold charge. It is too bad, because I liked those headphones.


Since we were in Walmart for groceries, I looked around for new headphones. I found these. They are charging right now, but when I will use them, I will let you know how they sound and feel.


The house is now empty (after lunch). The cleanup starts. We will not be able to move in for a few more days since we have to wait for the oil on the floor to dry. Janie will oil the floor tomorrow, after the clean up is done.

Remember, our sofa has problems with the lever for the recliner? We ordered parts while we were in Moose Jaw, SK.


We ordered two lever at different two different times. Well, the second one has arrived at Jeremy's place in Moose Jaw.
This time, they sent the whole reclining mechanism and not the lever!
Talk about incompetence!!! BTW, we did not do the ordering, The Brick store did.




Saturday, October 17, 2020


It was a cold night, -1° C. Look at the frost on the grass and the fog on the water.
 

We help Jannie and Jan to clean up the house before we can move in. The main rooms to clean are the kitchen and bathrooms. It's usual stuff.
Jannie has oiled the hardwood floor. Now, it has to sit for a minimum of 24 hours or more. Jannie was very happy we helped her out in the cleaning.


Michele found two living room chairs, rocking and pivoting, for free on the internet. They are salmon (pink). Oh well! It is for the house. We borrowed Jan's pickup to pick them up.
Some of the sceneries we saw on our way.
   
 

Once again, the things we see when driving!
Do you want solar power?


And beautiful cars.


These are our new chairs. They rock and swing. They will stay in the garage until the floor is dry. We are very comfortable in those chairs.


We cannot wait to move into the house, probably Monday or Tuesday...

It was a Saturday evening at home, in the MH.



Sunday, October 18, 2020


It was some windy last night. It was coming from the south and hitting the MH right on the side. This made the slide awning flap so loud. It was not a good night of sleep.


This morning the wind is still blowing hard. The awning is still making lots of noise. I have to fix this, temporarily. I was looking for a rope, a strap, anything! I found the garden hose to be the perfect item. you can see it hanging under the slide.


This is not a pretty fix, but it works. And it will not damage the paint and the vinyl of the awning. You can see a corner is riped already.
 

Like I said, not pretty, but it works.


Michele found more stuff for cheap on the internet. This time it is a bedspread with pillowcases for only $30.


We cannot go in the house yet, the floors are not quite dry yet. It is OK with us.

Until next time.

Life is good...




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