Steve made another phone call to Paul (Paul's Mobile RV Service) shortly after 8:00 and Paul actually answered! He had another call to go to and would come out after that...of course, no idea how long that would be. So Steve couldn't get started on washing the 'door side' of the trailer because he didn't want to make a mucky mess with the water. Consequently, it seemed like a long morning waiting for Paul to arrive...Steve frustrated because he couldn't get to work.
I finished the last blog update(s) that I had been working on giving Steve something to...editing and adding his comments. Once he was finished, it was back to me for a final review of formatting and publishing.
Much to our relief, Paul arrived at noon. He started with the hot water tank.
Now...time to get on with the rest of the day! Steve got started on washing the trailer while I picked up a few groceries I needed for the dessert I'm making to take to Chris and Angela's tomorrow.
Shortly before 5:00 Steve had finished his work for the day...he even managed to get one side waxed as well. After cleaning up, we headed off to The Fort Pub for wings and beer...it's Friday night, after all!
Saturday morning, Steve finished waxing the side of the trailer while I made cheesecake to take to Chris and Angela's this afternoon.
At about 2:00 we headed into the city. Rob, Angie and the grandkids are over visiting Chris and Angela for the weekend, so since our family is together, we're having an early Thanksgiving Dinner.
We relaxed on the deck visiting...Rob (holding Bryce), Steve, Angela, Angie and Chris...
Sunday, still trying to figure out where the leak in the shower is coming from, Steve thought he'd change the hose to the shower-head. The decorative outer coil around it came apart from the tap assembly some time ago. During his last shower, he realized that there was fine mist of water spraying from the base of it directly onto the bottom of the shower door. hinge Thinking that water may be making it through to the screws holding down the stall door frame, perhaps that steady stream of water was the problem. It wasn't.
Steve continued work on the trailer, waxing the snout...while I did a couple of loads of laundry. That afternoon, we decided to make a trip out to the Abbotsford Costco to fill up our propane tanks. I also picked up a few things. After a stop for enough diesel to get us across the border on October 6, we went to Fraserway RV. Steve picked up a new 30 to 50 amp electrical pigtail adapter and then we wandered around some of the new fifth-wheels...nothing much interested us (even if we were in the market for a new one).
Monday (September 25) started with rain and then continued to be drizzly and misty. The saga of our leaky shower continues so Steve spend most of the day resealing around the stall edge...there, absolutely everything has been resealed! I spent my day puttering around in the trailer and doing a little baking.
Tuesday afternoon we packed up and headed to the ferry. We're going over to Vancouver Island for some appointments and visiting with family and friends. Rob is attending a course in Richmond (suburb of Vancouver) and is hoping to catch the 5 pm ferry...hopefully we'll connect on that sailing.
Unfortunately, he didn't make the 5 but managed to catch the 6 pm sailing. We were on the 5 pm sailing so ended up taking a taxi to the house, borrowing Angie's car and going to the airport to pick up a rental car.
Wednesday morning, Conner was very excited to show us his school uniform...he attends junior kindergarten where his mom works. So cute!
By this time it was going on 1:00, so we decided to go to the beautiful Sidney waterfront for lunch at The Rumrunner Pub...
After lunch, we decided to go for our favourite walk along the Sidney waterfront...such a beautiful day!
Stairway to the beach, when the tides out...
It was after 2:00 by the time I got home...then we immediately headed out to Colwood (suburb of Victoria) to visit Steve's sister and her husband (Nadine and Mike). Forgot to take a picture, great seeing you both!
Saturday was a day of visiting. The day started off by meeting our good friends, Rob and Nancy for breakfast. After a great couple of hours visiting and some big hugs, we said our goodbyes. Again we forgot to take a picture.
Next, was out to Langford to meet more friends, Jim and Nan, for coffee...again, a great visit, big hug...and we were on our way. (Nan didn't want her picture taken)
With the visiting done, we dropped our car rental off at the airport and Rob picked us up. It was going on 5:00 by this time...a good day!
Rob making dinner... fish tacos, thanks, Rob!
We wanted to see Chris and Angela one last time before we leave Friday, so we arranged to meet for lunch at Big Ridge Brewery in Surrey. A great lunch and visit!
Monday...and the start of a busy week trying to get everything done in preparation for our departure Friday morning. We expected Paul's Mobile RV Service out to install our new awning and check further into the shower stall leak. We also had Dave from Tuxedo Carpet Care to do the carpets at 10:30. Well...after not seeing or hearing from Paul, Steve called him. Apparently the awning hadn't arrived yet. Gee, why didn't you call to let us know? After voicing concern about the ongoing leaky shower, Paul said he would be out later this afternoon.
Steve spent his day outside...washing the truck...
Tuesday morning Steve had an appointment to take the truck into Bernhausen Diesel. They just had a dyno machine installed and it was now up and running. They were going to try to replicate the squealing/whistling sound the truck makes when the exhaust break engages going downhill.
The truck is strapped down at 4 points while it runs on the rollers...
Wednesday morning Steve finished all of his cleaning...truck and trailer are all spic 'n span clean! Early afternoon we headed into Langley. I needed to pick up my prescription at Costco. Plus the saga of the leaky shower stall continues and it seems no amount of sealing and re-sealing is fixing the problem. So we thought we'd stop by Traveland RV on the off chance they'd be able to check it out on Friday. No such luck...they are booking into mid November. We basically decided we'd have to be careful with the water we use while showering...and get the issue checked somewhere down south.
The fall colours are beautiful...I took this picture as we approach Fort Langley...
We sat outside in the late afternoon sun enjoying happy hour with our neightbours, Kirstin and Dave. Nice folks from Calgary, Alberta. Great meeting you...glad you joined us!
Shortly before 4:00 when we had not heard from Paul, Steve called him. Apparently the awning had just arrived at 2:30. Could he come out at 9:00 tomorrow morning? Um...no! We leave first thing in the morning. So at 4:15, Dan, who works for Paul arrived...about 15 minutes later, Paul arrived. About an hour later, the new awning was installed and Paul had re=sealed the shower drain. This is Dan cleaning off the awning while Paul has his head inside the garage doing the drain.
Tomorrow our winter adventures begin...can hardly wait! Stay tuned....