Good Friday

A little rainy out there this morning.  Fortunately it didn’t rain for long.

Our month here is over on the 11th, strange to say but, “do we go or do we stay?” has been our hardest question.  Wednesday evening a medical supply truck dropped stuff off at the infected neighbours camper.  He still continues to walk the grounds with no mask.  Better the devil we know?

We have been attempting to place another Aldi grocery order for over a week, several times per day.  Out of eggs again 🙁  These are the messages we get…

Sometimes they tease us with

but the times are not clickable!

We have been self-quarantined since March 26th, we wouldn’t mind continuing, but things are getting worse daily.

         We go!

We will take all possible precautions, I wish we had masks.

We book at Savannah South KOA, we’ll stop at a Love’s to top off fuel.  Tomorrow’s trip, hoping it’s totally uneventful.           


April 06, Speakers Take 2

People need to #StayTheFuckHome  The neighbour the ambulance took out on the stretcher on the 31st returned on the 4th.  He’s walking his dog around the grounds & coughing away.  The first time I saw him out was the 5th.  He couldn’t make it around the short block without resting.

We are using the “MacGyver” method today to get the speakers up.

First up we use a piece of string, put it through the screw holes of both pieces in opposite corners.         

Not so successful.  After several tries we give up.

Second method – glue the wooden ring in place making it easier to line up the holes. 

Whoops, glue may be older than thought.  The ring almost hits Allan’s head, I save his noggin!

Next we chalk the holes and the base.  It isn’t easy having your arms overhead, the screwdriver slips and puts a hole in the membrane.

We get them both up.         

Start time 1140a; both up 205p, a few breaks included.

Allan is already talking about how we will do it differently when we get a replacement speaker.  I vote NO replacement.  This one still sounds great.

Coffee is finally back in her look out spot.

We deserve a delicious dinner; not that they aren’t all delicious.

We’re sitting & chatting when Allan asks “Why didn’t we just remount the speakers without the wood ring like the other 2 in the middle Bailey”??Night all!


April 04 Race Day, 2nd in series of 6

Today’s IndyCar race in Barber MotorSports Park, features 29 drivers including Robert Wickens.  Robert had a horrific crash in 2018 that left him with a spinal cord injury and paralysis after his car was launched into a debris fence.  We’re happy he’s back and hopefully he’ll do well.

Side note:  This was our first ever race in Bailey in 2019.  It rained and rained but was nice on race day.  We were parked on grass – the end result we got stuck.  See April 08, 2019 page for the gruesome details.

Enough reminiscing, back to today’s race.   Track layout and analysis

The commentators, @leighdiffey  @paultracy3  @townsendbell





Pace Lap, oh no spin on first lap


Which means Felix is beating Karam.  BIG smile from me!

NASCAR tomorrow.

Had to come back and post this exchange between @ClintBowyer and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.  We love Clint, he is a driver commentator.  He’s very amusing, he keeps us watching.

April 02 – Blinds Take 4

Action packed day in store, back to the blinds and the Aldi delivery!

Covid-19 numbers keep growing, no end in sight yet.

Because humour is needed now more than ever 

Here we go. E clip installed, motor inserted in blind         

Here’s our food delivery, no bags.  We’re receiving as “no contact” meaning the Instacart Shopper leaves the goodies on the picnic table and we retrieve when he’s gone.

Up they go


That was       or was it??

Start time 1010a; almost complete time 236p.  Almost because we are done, like totally fed up for today.  For another time, speaker installation.

April Fools Day

Surely this temperature is a joke!         

I was surprised to read that Google typically spends about 40% of its annual budget on April fools’ pranks across its portfolio of products.

Interesting fact:  GMail was born today in 2004.

Breakfast ended being the remaining 3 eggs.  Allan made delicious scrambled eggs to boost our energy levels for the blind installation   🙂

I thought there were to be no April Fools jokes, yet..  Breaking News!  “Gov. DeSantis will issue 30-day stay-home order for Florida” beginning Thursday. That’s tomorrow!  What does that really mean?  Do we go or do we stay?  We really need the food order that’s being delivered tomorrow, and the blinds up, not so much for the night shade but the sun shade. We’ll be…

Because it never gets old  Traeger

March 28, I-Racing Virtual Race & Blind Day Take 2

A little excited today, we’ll be watching our first virtual IndyCar race at 4p.

A few more left yesterday, I keep confirming our extended insurance is still in place.         

We received the replacement blind motor yesterday.  We were warned slight modifications may be required and of course they are.  Let the fun begin…Removing the moldings

Of course, the new doesn’t fit into the blind.  Allan calls MCD’s customer service but they aren’t open till Monday.  Project on hold.

This allows us time to deal with the freezer.  It’s relatively full and super iced up.  We talk about taking everything out of the freezer, and use a hair dryer to defrost but I’m concerned the freezer will rebel at such treatment and stop altogether.  We didn’t notice the freezer door was slightly ajar, that loosed the ice build up

It should melt quickly in this temperature!         



Almost race time, Allan is getting us hooked up.  We really do not know what to expect.

WOW, I’ll say it again backwards, WOW, look at the crowd!  Announcers are the regular series ones, each broadcasting from their homes.

We’re racing @ Watkins Glen International

They even have driver’s view shots

We’re loving it!  Amazingly realistic, even the crashes.  If they crash they go into the pits and can get a “reset”.  This race they have 2, I think they said next week’s race will only be 1.

The winner is… Sage Karam

Was good fun, we’ll keep watching this series.  Now we must decide upon our drivers for our traditional bet.

I’m faithful and stick with Felix Rosenqvist, the driver that lost me the bet last season.  Allan chooses Sage Karam, see above LOL

Race setup for Felix and Sage.

Tomorrow Nascar!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Stores are stepping up to offer early shopping for seniors to enable them to pick up much needed items such as toilet paper.  Still can’t get my head around the hoarding of it.

     More people leave the park               We think this is good because there are less people to navigate around when we venture out for our daily walk.

Our mascot, Coffee will be happy when she gets back to gracing our front dash after the shades are done.       

Allan still loving his Traeger   

Wonder what tomorrow will bring.

March 20, Blind Day

Our attempt to raise our windshield nightshade was a flop!  No up, just a whining noise.  Pretty dark in here.  We have extended coverage so Allan calls.  The dude says, if it’s a motor it is likely covered.  They will send a technician; once he diagnoses the issue he is to call with his findings then they will determine if it’s covered.  We understand the initial call is covered no matter the issue.

Bring him on!

Turns out his a mobile truck repair dude, not RVs but he says he can figure it out.  We aren’t filled with confidence but with little choice – enter after using the supplied sanitizer.  Out come the tools 

                               Down comes the trim                             

Speakers down   

                Exposing Bailey’s upper innards, she will not be pleased                        

AND whoops he doesn’t have a wire tester is broken, he gives us 2 options

  1. He can go to Home Depot and buy one, likely charging us for the trip
  2. He can splice the shade motor wire and use it to test the night shade motor

Hummmm, no to both.

Allan gives him his to use.  We are attempting to social distance and aren’t fans of him touching stuff but we need that blind repaired.  Depending on what the world is doing we may have to leave at any moment.

He determine the motor is shot.  Allan calls the MCD folks, replacement motor $155.00 and will take 5 business days to get here.

Call the coverage folks, “No sorry” that’s not covered.  Not only that, now that it’s not covered we have to pay the diagnosis fee.  Are you friggin kidding me?  It’s not the guy’s fault, we pay him.  $165US you know real money, for nothing.  I guess not nothing, but…

Allan calls MCD and orders the motor.

Dude wants to leave all the panels down, he’ll do YouTube to determine how  to replace.  Allan says no, please (we are Canadians and super polite) put it back.  Unbeknownst to me, Allan knows he will attempt to install the replacement himself.  Delivery is days out, hope we are not required to leave before then.

Park is getting quieter, when we arrived most of these sites were filled