About Me

Lee Creek, North Shuswap near Chase, B.C, Canada
We went full-time Rving in October of 2005! We retired from full time to part-time as of the end of 2015. Our present "small but comfortable" Wagon is a 2008 Camper trailer(TravelAir Rustler), pulled by a 2008 Dodge Dakota, 4X4.l. Our home base is a resort Park, in Oliver, British-Columbia, Canada. I retired in 2005 and my Life Companion, Valerie, retired October 1, 2006 from nursing. We invite you to follow and share our new adventures and mishaps. Life is but an adventure full of dreams yet to be fulfilled!

Friday, September 06, 2013

September 1 to 6, 2013; Val returns from Toronto and preparations for next month

Sunday, the first, my last day of work and Val returns home!  This is also our last month here at Gateway before our departure for the winter.  I went in to work early so that I could be home early to greet Val.  Donna went in to Kelowna to pick her up at the airport and when I got home, here she was; full of smiles and a million stories to tell!  We had a glass of wine and caught up to her news and mine then we went to the pub for roast beef dinner.  The gang joined us.

On Monday, we did laundry; the washing machine broke down but thanks to Bob, he got it working again.  It got quite hot in the afternoon so we relaxed and sat in the shade trying to avoid the heat.  I BBQ’ed seasoned pork chops for dinner and boiled sweet corn; Val made a Greek salad and it was all delicious.  We watched another episode of “Under the Dome” then a new program called “Cracked” which Val saw the making of in Toronto.

We were both supposed to go to medical appointment on Wednesday but Val’s appointment was cancelled this morning as the technician is sick so we both went to Salmon Arm and I saw a specialist about the pain I have in the lower groin.  All is well, just a minor hernia which he says is nothing to worry about!  We picked up our mail while in town, had our usual breakfast sandwich then we went to Save-on-Foods for some groceries.  On the way back, we stopped in Sorrento where I picked up the insurance and plate renewal for the Motorhome.  We had lunch at home and relaxed reading our mutual books.  At 4 PM, we had HH at Ed and Judy whom are back from Alberta and caught up to their news, Bob and Gail joined us.

I had made an appointment for the Jeep on Thursday for 10 AM at TAG in CHASE.  Val picked me up from there and we went for breakfast then she took me back.  The jeep was ready; it had an oil and lube and the brakes checked...80% good on the front and like new at the back.  At home, I changed the cover on the fantastic fan on the roof and while up there, installed two new rotating vents for the sewer and grey water venting pipes.  I tried starting the MH later in the day and found all batteries dead, I had to use the Jeep to jump start it.  I put the portable charger on the coach batteries to re-charge them and left it overnight. It rained overnight and it looks like nothing leaked on the roof!  Two more things ready for our winter trip.

I went back to Chase on Friday, the sixth, and I got my power steering pump replaced as it was leaking oil all over our driveway; I also asked them about the problem with the MH and they figure it’s either the relay or Inverter but no way of knowing without checking it with a meter...one more thing to do before leaving.  While in Chase, I went to visit friend Jack and Mim and learned that we are having a mini meeting with all those going to the Baja at Ed’s place; looking forward to that.  It was cloudy most of the day and warm but it began raining mid afternoon.

 

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