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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Finally much better now, Relocating, propane, bad luck comes in threes.

Where are we today ? 
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           First we would like to thank everyone for all their concerns a prayers about last nights posting, I was so upset by my screw up yesterday could hardly think straight. But we are both fine and I made a mess of our house.

Mondays Posting

        Hmm I woke up and looked at my clock said 5:30 ! Wow I slept in, so I got up had my oatmeal put coffee on and turned on my computer. What? It said 4:30 ok so I did not sleep in my clock that keeps perfect time somehow gained an hour. No problem this feels right now. Shortly after 7 am I made a nice country drive to Plattsville checked out our spot there, looks about perfect. So back home at 8 am I called Hickson Motors to see about an emissions test for the coach (every 2 years). Bill said 3 Pm today, perfect.
love the back roads here
cool the way this is melting
like the greener fields better than the white stuff
     So now we can disconnect our extra propane tank, stow our satellite dish, have a light lunch, a few walkabouts and secure the coach. First stop, Ayr, Ontario to top up our propane then to Hickson for the e-test, and into Plattsville ("Camp Awesome") and get set up again, for ? not sure how long. 1st time this year, maybe a week maybe less or maybe more, no matter to us. Always enjoy moving about and visiting other areas we play it day to day. At least that is a tentative plan.
      Bad luck number one: got to Ayr for propane nice sign "Sorry out of order". Ok now what? Ok lets try the RV dealer about 4 miles away. Nope they do not sell propane but try next door. Primemax Energy a huge commercial propane depot does not hurt to ask. So I drove in amongst all the huge trailers, found a fellow there and he said sure the pump is right there. Yahoo! Our tank was way below 1/4 and took 65 litres (18 US gallons), .71 cents a litre. $2.68 CND a US gallon or $2.00 in US funds. Pretty good price for propane.
Hey got propane here yippee
     Now heading to Hickson for the 3 pm appointment to get the emissions test done on the motorhome. 
Driving county road 8 through Washington,  Plattsville and Bright to Hickson.
Hamlet of Washington main street
Plattsville Main Street
Main Street of Bright
This is a huge newer Dairy Operation
      Ok now at the Hickson Garage. Waiting for that truck below to be finished.
Bill has been here for years, 3 licensed mechanics on duty
     Bad luck number 2... Well he started the e- test, having issues with the computer, after checking, resetting and all that stuff  from 3 pm only a 10-15 minute test, was finally done at 5:30 pm! Another government money grab cost $125.00 plus tax, for the motorhome, cars are now free?  In the meantime Suzie was waiting in the car in Plattsville after running some errands. Sent her a text, on my way!
     Bad  luck number 3 ....Backing out of the bay there was a large,  about a 5 ton or more truck parked. I knew it was there drove around it coming in. I saw it there thought I had plenty of room, but the afternoon sun in my eyes I misjudged just by a couple of inches and BANG. Oh no !!! I hit that truck!
just caught rear the edge
next to no damage at all
           Now the rear of the coach did not fair so well, fiberglass and aluminum contacting heavy steel,   the steel wins big time.
not good
broke my brand new tail light, just put in 3 days ago!
not the mention this big damage and
possible water leaks now
          So needless to say I am not a happy camper at all! To say I was pissed off at me would be putting it mildly.  But I did get back to Plattsville got a nice big hug from my honey, Plugged into power by this time was 6:30. I was fit to be tied...... She suggested lets go the Trails Edge for supper. YES! I am in, a feast of excellent chicken wings and a pitcher of beer makes everything better right?
excellent food here
this will feel better, at least Suzie smiling, 
wings, suicide sauce, celery carrots, blue cheese
fries to share and count shrimp for Suzie
    Then home watch a bit of TV and off to bed. Sure not in the mood to post my blog that I had planned. I fired off an e mail to Barry Kropf of Kropf's Kustom Collision to see if he could  take a look at it today. Tuesday.

Tuesday

     Did not sleep well (wonder why?) up at 4:30 as usual, coffee is in order and got an email back from Barry at 7 am. We can take the coach in at 10 am. He checked it out and said to leave it and he will patch it up so we will have no water leaks. Until they can get the parts and schedule the work. This is fine with us, (thanks Barry) we still have our house. Suzie contacted our insurance company and claim filed no problem, but we do have to pay another $300 deductible. Not bad for many thousands of dollars worth of repairs. I was still upset then the claims adjuster said don't worry, that is why you have insurance, love this lady on the phone, I feeling much better.
     Took the car to Dennis and Sandy's to hang out for a while enjoyed a nice light lunch Sandy supplied and I headed into New Hamburg for my yearly hearing test (yes I am still deaf). WSIB will supply and pay for new hearing aides for me due this June (once every 5 years) so have started the process to get that taken care of.
Dennis and Sandy's where we have been
 since we got back to Ontario
     Got a call from Barry at 3 pm the coach is ready to pick up. Ok, now I am awesome once again. We can now carry on with our damaged house until such time we can get it in the shop. We need to be in Ontario 5 months anyway so no big deal. And will not be too far away.
this be his shop he does amazing work
love the paint job he did on their propane tank
if your have driven HWY 7/8 to Stratford
you have seen his sign.
          Finally back home and set up in Plattsville at John's (Camp Awesome) until? Again not sure felt good!
he patched us up for now, no water leaks 
at least we can still live in and enjoy our house
this will do for now
       Here we are back  at Camp Awesome, all set up for a few days or whatever. Me feeling much better, nobody hurt. And can make a nice tasty supper once again !
this feels good
     Supper tonight a pork schnitzel we bought at the Market on Saturday, topped with a mild Salsa and shredded cheddar cheese to go with our tasty salad,
oh yeah nice to be home and make a tasty meal once again
      We made it through 2 days, first one not good at all, today getting much better.
      Glad that y'all stopped on by and hope you had some wonderful nice weather and good days as well.
50 miles on
Monday
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click this link www.geosuzie.rockglen.com
Where have we been this summer?

36 comments:

  1. I think most of us have done something that we consider really stupid from time to time. I know we had one of those moments with our very first RV. $hit happens as they say. It can be fixed and all will be well with the world again. No personal injuries other than pride so no biggie. Glad all is well now.

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    1. You are so right Ruth, just so frustrating after just installing the new taillight, No personal injuries is the main thing though.

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  2. I guess you can be thankful it was just a little "smash". Like Ruth said we've all done stupid things and sometimes many more times than once. Take care, forget it and go on with your wonderful life.

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    1. I am thankful it was little, more pissed of at me than anything.
      Everything is good once again and the sun shall shone again.

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  3. You will get that problem all fixed up and nobody will ever know!! Accidents happen!!

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    1. Yes we will get it all taken care of.
      I don't like when accidents happen especially stupid ones like this.

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  4. Dang! Join the crowd; I know I've had my share of these humbling moments. But into each life some rain must fall; I'm glad it was only a sprinkle in this case.

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    1. Yes Mike a sprinkle is right , Humbling moments yes have had a few. Now moving forward to a fun busy summer.

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  5. I hit something when I had my MH it was my house! So we pretty much all have our stories at least no one was hurt.

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    1. You are right about stories to tell, this was minor but totally preventable, At least no one was hurt other than my pride.

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  6. Join the group, George, as everyone says, we've all been there, done that. We understand about the pride being hurt but the bodies are fine and that is the main thing. The coach will be good as new before you head south in the fall so enjoy your time at Camp Awesome!

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    1. Have been in this group before, it happens, and nobody hurt is the main thing.
      We will enjoy our time here as we always do. Summer soon here and will be amazing.

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  7. Glad that it will all be settled soon. We all learn from mistakes. It's nice to see the happy, upbeat George back. You and Suzie are "awesome".��

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    1. Thanks Loree sure glad to be back again, don't much like the other way.
      Awesome is good!

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  8. Been there done that, know how you felt. At least it was the same side that was already damaged.

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    1. Yes just more work to the same side, real hard to find a tail light for this here in Canada.

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  9. You seem back to your self again. We need the bad to enjoy the good. Had me worried the last day, thought something more terrible happened. Looks like a really good body shop. Kropfs will have it fixed and only you will know the difference. *smile*

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    1. Yes Peter thanks all is good again. I was not a Happy camper, but knew it would pass. Nothing terrible thank goodness.
      He does very good work there and I know he will do a great job.

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  10. Glad you are feeling better about the accident. It will happen to all of us with time and you have been at it longer then most of us. Like Suzie, just put a smile on your face and keep going.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks I got over it and I knew I would. These things do happen. Me smiling again !

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  11. YAY!!! The boo-boo can be fixed. It already looks MUCH better. Luckily you have a local body shop that does great work. I hate it when things like that happen.

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    1. Yay is right, I does look better than it was and ni issues of water leaks was my first concern.
      I hate when these things happen as well.

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  12. I know we've also done something like that - maybe even a couple of times but nobody got hurt so our pride finally recovered. And that's a great temporary repair job. Glad today looks brighter.

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    1. Most people have done these things at one time or another and nobody hurt is a good thing. We good to go until it gets all done.

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  13. We understand you being upset but are so glad that's what it was. The body shop did an excellent temp job! Glad you have the kind of spouse who gives you a big hug when something like that happens. We know people that would not have been the case. It's only $ right..haha..Glad Suzie suggested dinner out, that place would make anyone feel better. :) Glad you're back at Camp Awesome for a bit and can enjoy. Nice to hear our smiley, upbeat George! :))

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    1. Thanks guys!
      Barry did an awesome job on the temporary fix. Suzie is a real angel love her so much for being understanding . Nice to be at Camp awesome if only for a short visit, even with out the sunshine.

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  14. You know everyone was kinda freaked out and worried for you. So glad to see you got through it ok and will be good as new again. No one hurt, and i hate it when people say this to me, but it was only money thank goodness! I hate that saying because a money thing can really hurt. Anyway, thanks for posting the stiry and clearing it up for us.

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    1. I was worried about me too for a while, but all better now.
      It is only money, and that is really not a big deal for us. It was my pride sure took a beating.
      Life is good and looking forward to more wonderful sunny summer days here.

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  15. We are all allowed one stupid mistake every now and then and you just had your first one. It could have been much worse in so very many ways. Best to move on and put it behind you, other than the repairs of course. Have a better day today.

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    1. This is not my first stupid mistake and probably not my last either. I have moved on an everything is wonderful again ! The repair will get done in good time.

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  16. Glad to have you back to your usual awesome self George, life is good.

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  17. sad day but the beer probably helped some....take care, Jim N Sharon

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    1. Thank guys, It was but all is good now !

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  18. That "ding" to your MH is a real bummer. Hope it can be repaired quickly and the work won't require you to vacate your home while work is going on. That is one of the challenges full timers face. :c(

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    1. Yes it was a bummer it will be repaired a some point this summer, But we will have to vacate for a while , that time is to be determined. . No problem we will take it all in stride now.
      A challenge yes, but part of our lifestyle that we have to deal with.

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