Friday, 5 November 2010

Monday to Friday November 1-5, 2010-We Had an Anniversary!


A new month, a new week, sun shining and cold 0C (32F) this morning as I headed out with my toque and warm gloves. It sure was nice to see the sun again!

My typical Monday morning is now going to the grocery store. They have lots of Manager's specials then so I bought some meat as well as other things that we needed. I made several stops and was home shortly after noon.

I appear to have plantar fasciitis. I've been having heel pain for a few days and looked up what it could be so I've tried to stay off it most of the afternoon and have done some stretching exercises and applied ice.


I decided to forego the walk this morning and give my foot a bit of a rest. It was sunny but -2C (28F) this morning. When I looked out the window I saw lots of frost on things.

I had purchased a roast of beef a couple of weeks ago so put it in the crockpot this morning with some carrots and green beans. Since I can't eat potatoes any more, no potatoes in the crockpot!


It was -3C (27F) but sunny when I went for my morning walk. My heel wasn't too bad this morning. It seems to come and go.

I received an email this morning from the coordinator of chatroom IRV2. She had gotten notification from one of the chatters about a Heartland product they had purchased. Read below:

Hello everyone. Hope everyone is well. Just want to let you all know about Heartland Products.  When we purchased our new 5th wheel we were very happy with it.  3 months later we found a crack in the side.  We finally got a dealer to fix it and found out it was a factory defect.  They stated someone got crazy with a least it wasn't a structural defect.
Now we have another problem.....the back cap separated from the whole camper.  You could actually pull out the rear.  We called Heartland and the first thing they's not under warranty.  It's over 1 year old.....but you can take it to a dealer and have it fixed at your own expense.
We did take it to a great dealer, Fretz RV in Pa.  They took it apart and found only 3 screws holding the whole back on.  One of the screws was broken.  The molding was to have sealer in it, which it didn't.....what does Heartland say......too bad, we are not doing anything about it.
Can you imagine what would have happened if it came off completely while we were going down the highway at 65 - 70 miles an hour?  It would have caused one terrible accident.
If anyone is planning on ever buying a trailer, stay away from Heartland Products.  They do not stand behind their work.  If you know of anyone that is thinking about buying one, tell them my story.....stay away from them.
 Just another thing to be aware of when purchasing an RV!

After an hour or so of lining shelves, my heel started to give me grief so it was back to reading my book for most of the day. I'm continuing to ice it and do exercises.


It's amazing what you get used to. It was 2C (36F) this morning and it actually felt warm! Today was not a good walk for me. I was walking along and all of a sudden I fell flat on my front! Surprised the heck out of me! Anyway I don't seem to be too badly damaged. Both knees are scraped and swollen and hurting. That seems to be the worst of it but I won't be running any marathons any time soon. 

I took it easy all day using ice and heat on my knees. 


Happy 20th Anniversary to us!
Our wedding November 5, 1990
Today November 5, 2010
 Yesterday while resting I was looking online for a nice restaurant for us to go to for our anniversary that we hadn't been to before and I came across The Shipwreck at Rideau Ferry. Rideau Ferry is about 10 miles from us. I think we might have been there for lunch years ago but not lately so I called them and they have a gluten free menu! The lady went over all kinds of things we could eat and items they could adapt for me for my food sensitivities so I made a reservation for us.

Shipwreck at Rideau Ferry is a very nice restaurant. They don't have a real website and I think they are missing out. However, the chef came out and talked to us and made us dishes that would agree with us. Gordon had a steak with pasta and I had pasta with sea scallops and bacon with a lovely sauce. It was excellent!

Shipwreck at Rideau Ferry Restaurant Sign

Restaurant entrance

View from our table (it's getting dark)

My pasta dinner with Sea Scallops, Bacon, Roasted Red Peppers

Gordon's steak and spaghetti
 It was snowing as we were driving home but the snow was melting as it hit the ground.


  1. That's a lovely wedding picture. Happy anniversary!

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary, and best wishes for many more wonderful years together.

  3. Happy Anniversary!!!!!

  4. Happy Anniversary! I too had the same foot problem as you. Went to the Dr. and had custom made inserts to relieve the problem, let the foot heal and have not had the problem for the past 12 years. The custom orthotics take a bit of getting use to and you'll never be able to wear heels again but at my age, who cares.

  5. Happy Anniversary Sandra and Gordon. Here's wishing you another 20 happy years together.

  6. Happy Anniversary, you two look great.

    I hope you are better from your fall. Gee, that is scary.

    Happy Trails, Penny TX

  7. Happy Anniversary Sandra!! I sure hope you get better from your fall.

    I would like to make a comment regarding the comment that was added to your blog regarding Heartland Products.
    Mac and I purchased a 2010 Heartland Landmark Augusta in February of 2009. We have had a few issues with our RV but Heartland stood behind everyone of them! We had a list of items that neeed to be checked while we were in Elkhart Indiana at the Escapees Escapade in September of this year. Here are a few of the items needed checked...leak in back cap, outside steps tilting, wear on one of the tires,leak in the underbody,basement doors were not level, and some paint issues on our full boody paint.
    We talked to Steve Kennel, at Heartland, and he made arrangements for us to bring our RV to the Heartland Factory, not a dealer, to be checked. We took it to the factory, and they had it for 4 days...everything was fixed, plus they put a new axle on where the tire was wearing, and even found a leak in one of our tanks and also fixed it. Our RV was out of Warranty as of Feb 28th 2010, and they fixed everything at no charge!
    I can understand that every RV will have issues, but Heartland has stood behind every one of the issues that we have had and we would definately buy another one without question.

    Would you please post this in one of your upcoming blogs as a rebuttal to comment that you posted before.
    Thanks so much Sandra!!
    Mac & Lynette


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