Sometime I wonder how I get myself out of bed in the morning without doing something wrong or hurting myself !!
No doubt, those of you who have been following along with me for awhile have wondered that a long, long, time ago !!
I could have easily crossed into Canada yesterday but I still had about 1 1/2 GB’s left on my Verizon MiFi and I wanted to use that up. I had several TV Shows that I was behind on. So yesterday I relaxed and played on the computer for the afternoon and evening and watched 3 TV Shows that I like.
Well it turns out it was “meant to be” that I didn’t attempt the Border yesterday.
This morning I’m checking my documents (which I’ve already done before) and reading my notes re ‘exporting’ Ms. Daisy from the States and ‘importing’ her into Canada. Now this is something I ‘know’ as I’ve done it before. And it’s a very easy process.
When I was doing my original research I learned that because she is older than 15 years I did not have to go through RIV plus Transport Canada and RIV did not require anything due to the age of the car.
Well “my mind” (‘da poor old thing !) translated that into I don’t have to send U.S. Customs anything in advance whereas their requirement is normally that the documents have to be sent to the U.S. Border crossing 72 hours in advance.
So this morning I’m just reading over my notes etc. and they CLEARLY say
“Must advise U.S. Customs 72 hours in advance. When you know what Border crossing you’ll be going through, call them to ensure they accept a fax and their hours.”
YIKES !!! and Here I am now less than one hour from the Border and I haven’t done that.
I contacted the U.S. Border office and they are ADAMANT that they cannot do anything for me to ‘rush’ this through.
Truth of the matter very likely is that whatever searches they have to do are online and can be done in seconds – but they were not budging !
So here I am stuck in the small Town of NOTHING HERE, USA for the next THREE days.
Certainly not a HD store for sure in this small Town. Why even bother checking.
Yup, I’m really to be pitied for sure !!
Now the good news is that I am getting quite good at hooking up and un-hooking Ms. Daisy. I had to do that in Decatur when the slide-out was being serviced. And again in Elkhart when the ramp door was being serviced.
The bad news is that this time I forgot to get my finger out of the way when I was pushing in the locking arms of the tow bar. OUCH !! Man oh Man, That hurt !!
AND you will never in a million years believe this !!!! There is actually a Harley Davidson in this small town of NOWHERE, USA !! AND it is less than a mile from Wally’s !!
I managed to putter away the day today so guess where I’ll go tomorrow.