On Thursday, Aug. 19th, our plans changed. Before the Jell-o jiggled, we had plans to take a drive to CanAm in London on Saturday to pick up an item that Martin had ordered into their stock. Wednesday night, after having finished the job at D & G’s in Hanover, we learned that the boys had the day off today. Jiggle jiggle. 😊 Let’s go to London then!
So, we didn’t set an alarm but still woke up simultaneously at 6:30 and had a bit to eat before hopping in Black Beauty. It was around 8 when we left the Ridge. Gibbs was excited too as he got to come along. It took him a little while to settle and stop the whimpering but he soon did. This is important with the lifestyle we have; we need him to be comfortable riding in the back seat in his ‘seat belt’.
The drive was uneventful for us although before Mount Forest, we noticed that it was catastrophe for someone else. ☹ A lot of first responders, ambulance, police, fire department were on scene and then we saw a small car in the dish in pretty rough shape. We can only assume that it had something to do with the cement truck at the side of the road but without rubber-necking, we can only guess.
We first went to Costco and Bill parked in a shaded spot far away from the entrance and he went in to pick up the items on the list. He is best to do that as nothing much slows him down where I get distracted looking at other things. Gibbs and I sat on a blanket under the tree and got his fill of water and released some piddles while we waited. Bill was back in 20 minutes. 😊
From there we drove to CanAm and Wendy helped us out with our purchase. Literally helped Bill get it in the back of the truck! We bit the bullet and ordered a new RV mattress. We’ve talked about it for a year and decided if the price was right, we’d get one. We’ve heard good things, good commendations from others who have them and can only hope that the firmness will aid in some of the muscle aches we’ve noticed. More than me, I hope it helps Bill sleep better.
We were making really good time and so headed out of the big city. One stop at our favourite fast food place, A & W, along the 401 we ate lunch in the car. That was good as usual. Today I had a Teen Burger combo since $2 went towards MS today. I enjoy the Uncle Cheddar Bacon better but there truly isn’t a huge difference. We were home by 2:30 and put the food away before Bill and Gibbs had their snoozes.
|By this time, Gibbs was easily dropping off to sleep|
on the drive
At 3:30, it was time for a cup of tea and we did some banking together. Then it was time for the inevitable. Hah! Remove the old mattress and bring the new one in. Neither of us thought this would be easy, that king mattress on the bed now is one heavy sucker! We turned it a couple of times in the last 5 years and that wasn’t easy. Surprise, surprise! It was actually quite easy and between getting it out and the new one in place and opened up, it only took half hour.
This is a Springwall rv mattress and it comes rolled up in a box. We placed it on the bed platform, Bill cut the plastic off and we watched it unroll. At first, I said “this isn’t big enough” but that comment was moot as it expanded before our eyes, filling the entire king platform base. 😊 Wendy advised us to wait a couple of hours and it would be ready for sleep. We were able to fold and wrap the old mattress in the plastic and tape it together for easy transport. To the dump to the dump……..
Gibbs was very helpful by supervising the whole outside process, of course. For supper, we weren’t overly hungry so we shared the leftover sloppy Joe’s and Bill had ice cream while I had some popcorn. That hit the spot. After dishes, we tested the mattress after making it and are excited to see how we sleep tonight. Bill got a text from work that he had one more day off. No point in starting something new on a Friday. He was happy about that and so was I!
This was a wonderful day, a nice surprise to get our mattress early and check that off our list. 😊 I hope you’ve enjoyed this hot, humid day. It’s going to stick around our neighbourhood for a while!
There were 3 of us pretty pooped out
from the work of the day 😂
When we got home, our new macerator was on the step
waiting for us
Happy Birthday to my little brother, Michael
Hope it was awesome!
good night y'all!
Thank you for your visit.