Thank gawd I had my jig saw puzzles to help pass the time.
The first day wasn’t so bad as it was sunny but very cold. But at least with the sun coming through the front windshield it kept the rig warm enough during the day.
I used that day to putter around the house and do some cleaning. While vacuuming the cord caught the sugar bowl (yes, the top was off) and that flew on the floor – sugar going everywhere. More work !! LOL
Only when I finished cleaning up the floor did I see this:
G*R*O*A*N !! I sure know how to ‘make work’ for myself don’t I !
The second day was very cold again but felt colder due to the rain, fog and wind. I had to run my generator pretty much the whole day and all evening so I could run my electric heater along with my Mr. Heater.
My main concern was trying to keep my little guy warm…
I also called the Border people to see if they could process my paperwork early. NOT A CHANCE. They have to do some searches to make sure the car wasn’t stolen etc. but the main thing they told me was it was LAW that I had to wait 72 hours after the paperwork was received by them.
Yup, I was stuck there for three whole days with my main source of entertainment being watching the price of gas drop on the gas station that was directly in front of me. When I arrived there it was $3.669 – the next day when I looked out it was $3.659 – a few hours later it was $3.649 and again later in the SAME DAY it was $3.639.
You can see by the next picture how foggy it was.
The second day I got on the phone to try and find an RV Park to get myself into so I could have electricity. My water supply and tanks were fine. None of them were open – too early in the Season. As a matter of fact, when one guy answered the Parks phone he was still in Florida !!!
There was a Park I saw while driving around on the ‘sunny’ day that was just up the road from Wal-Mart and appeared to be open. I left several messages but no return call.
It’s a very dirty time of year anywhere ‘North’. This is a very common sight.
Finally I was able to reach someone the next morning and he said the ground was very soft but I should be able to get in enough not to be blocking the other cars from coming and going. AND he would only charge me $10.00 as I didn’t need water or sewer.
I got in the car and went there to check it out. Yup, It was doable. While there I ran into the wife and she even offered to drive me back to Wal-Mart so I wouldn’t have to hook-up and then un-hook again.
Let me tell you, you never saw anybody get those slides in and move so fast !!
It was still a very long day but at least I was warm and didn’t have to listen to that gawd awful generator noise !!
Finally on the infamous THIRD day I was on the road to cross the Border.
Ms. Daisy sailed through the Border ‘exporting’ and ‘importing’ process and we were on Canadian soil in no time.
I’ve been very busy settling back into Canada but I’ll save all that for another Blog post. It’s been so long since I blogged I figured I’d better get something out there.