Friday, 2 July 2010

An Eventful Few Days-The End of our RVing


We had some sun and cloud this morning but at least it wasn't raining so I had a nice walk.

After breakfast I got ready and went out. First stop was downtown at the bank to turn in all the rolled coin I had. After that I stopped at the two thrift stores. I was looking for some shorts but didn't find anything I liked. I did find a blue tablecloth for my table though.

From there I went and got a haircut. Today was the last day for my 15% off coupon and also the last day before we get charged an extra 8% tax on haircuts and many other things. After the haircut, I stopped at our local Dollarama and found some chair pads for $2/each. They'll do for now! Guess I should cut the tags off them though.

Then I stopped for groceries as tomorrow is Canada Day and most of the stores will be closed.

After a late lunch and some computer time, I had a nap.

Tonight we went out for sunset. We drove to the little town of Merrickville to see if there was an access there for sunset in a pretty spot but wound up going back to Kilmarnock.


The second day in a row with no rain in the morning so I had another nice walk. I also got my hair coloured again! It doesn't seem to last nearly as long as it used to.

We were just hanging around this morning when the phone rang. It was a lady interested in our RV. They were at Tranquil Acres for the weekend. Dave had shown it to them last night so they asked if we could come over to the campground so we could have a chat. We made arrangements to meet them at the RV at 1 p.m.

The long and the short of it is that they liked it and made us an offer. We accepted! We hung around the campground for a while talking to Dave and Shonagh, cleaning the nose of the RV and cleaning out the storage area. Just as we were leaving Gordon saw this little fawn running through the campground trying to find a way out. He was so sweet!

Just before 10 p.m. we headed over to the easement that goes to the water just across from the house. It was a perfect spot to watch the fireworks. We just need portable chairs now - more garage sales!

Photo by Gordon


It was a beautiful sunny day so another nice walk. Very little humidity today. Other than some cleaning, I read and had a nap. My allergies are bothering me.

Late in the afternoon we got ready to go to Carleton Place to Tranquil Acres. I dropped Gordon off and went to Walmart and Bulk Barn. He wanted to check to be sure the fridge, air conditioner and furnace all worked since they hadn't been used in so long.

When I got back to the campground we met with the new owners and exchanged the ownership for money! We hung around talking to the owners of the campground for a while then left to return home.

Tranquil Acres views

Along the Mississippi River

A little frog

The new dock

The orange tractor

And a last view of our Titanium

When Gordon took this photo we were no longer the owners

We had decided to go out for dinner so went to Rob Roy's Pub in Smiths Falls. The food was pretty good. They have an open rear deck but it was too chilly to sit out even though it was 22C (71F).

View from the back deck of Rob Roy's Pub

The selling of the RV marks the end of our RVing lifestyle. We're both glad we had that five years on the road but we're content now with our little house. It's a relief that it's sold but it's also sad to mark the end of the lifestyle we enjoyed so much.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Monday and Tuesday June 28 & 29, 2010


I finally got through all the text versions that we have of newsletters that Gordon sent out in the 90's and early 2000. What a job! It still doesn't really tell me exactly when we crossed the border only generally when nor how long we stayed but it will have to do. How many people can remember these details?

This morning I mailed the package of tax forms etc. to my Immigration lawyer.

We hit our favourite store, Home Hardware this morning as Gordon wanted some brackets to put up a shelf in the shed to use as a workbench. We also got more new light switches to finish up the ones that need to be done.

I also got the house cleaned, my least favourite job.

This afternoon we went out to return my books to the library and pick up some new ones.

Just around dinnertime Gordon decided to put in the new light switches that we bought today. We had two singles and a double to do. You'd think it would have been an easy job however the screws had been painted over and a lot of scraping had to be done to be able to get the screws out but it's done now so all the upstairs switches are new ones. We still have some sockets to be grounded. There's always so much to do in an old house!

Gordon went out for sunset but I stayed home. It had started to cool off and I knew if he had to wait for me to change clothes he'd miss it!


It wasn't raining when I got up but from the radar I knew it was imminent so didn't go for my walk. By the time I was eating my breakfast it was raining AGAIN! This summer is feeling like a replay of last summer as far as the rain is concerned but it has been warmer than last summer.

After breakfast I baked some butterscotch brownies in preparation for company coming this afternoon.

We just hung around the house all day. Our friends, Laura and Steve from Rockwood, Ontario called from Kingston saying they were on their way to our place and arrived around 4 p.m. It was a quick stop but great to see them! They're on their way to Ottawa for the Canada Day celebration.

Steve & Laura are our third visitors to the house, the first being John & Margie and the second, my sister, Betty.

After dinner we went for a walk as it was such a nice evening. It's much cooler today and no humidity at all.

We walked down to the water on the easement that is near the house.

Looking across the water

Looking toward downtown with the water tower in the background and the sun on the water

Some day lilies beside a house on our walk

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Saturday & Sunday June 26 & 27, 2010

Thanks to Judilyn for the assistance with our Mac problem. Gordon says the file juicer program worked pretty well. Much better than me going through and deleting all the gibberish.


It was raining when I woke up so didn't get to go for my walk.

We hung around the house on Saturday. I had a nap and rolled up a lot of coin that's been hanging around forever in various spots.

Saturday night it cleared up and we went for a walk downtown. We even had a pretty nice sunset.

This is the Giant Tiger store sign downtown

Falls beside the Rideau Canal Museum

Lilies heading for the sky

Victoria RV park across the canal
Water drops on leaves

I really like this old house - it's been made into apartments but look at that verandah!

Saturday night sunset


Sunday wasn't a good day although there was no rain and I did get to go for my walk.

Murphy's Law was around for much of the day and it really got me down but I'm sure things will be better tomorrow.

I had a short nap so that helped a bit.

I talked to my sister. She was at the cottage and things are going well there.