Bring on summer! Forecast for next two weeks warm and up to 27C for a couple of days.
|Freya loves laying around our backyard.|
Monday I emailed David Coulson regarding the broken window frame again ... he has been bugging the manufacturer he says, and will apply pressure through Slegg Lumber today. While at the home show we did talk to a window installer about Milgard and they gave us their customer service number so we may be taking that route ourselves if we don't get an answer by Wednesday. Still not completely happy with the deck tiles by the stairs. Jason's step-dad Dale, stepped on the outer tile and the whole thing tipped. Coulson's carpenter had fixed this tile previously by blocking it as these tiles by the stairs lifted before. The installers when they came back recently to fix the tile support system as per specifications, removed all of Chris's wood pieces and then left it unsupported! When we received our last invoice from Coulson's this week, a large labour charge was on it for the installer ... don't think we are paying any more $$ for that! Ray will have to put a wood support under it to make it safe again. Otherwise the deck is fabulous.
A beautiful day with sun and clouds with a high of 18C. A great day to spend some time sitting on our deck after morning chores which was working on the motorhome. Ray checked out bins to see what is going and what is staying, now that we have a bricks and sticks place to leave extra stuff. I filled up the grey and black tanks with water and "freshening" chemicals. Also bleach and water filled the water tank to sanitize. During this process I found out that our water pump is not working .... oh well the coach is going back in for service as we need the caulking done and the blind replaced that blew out the missing window earlier last month. lol All will be well by our trip up island mid-June with Jason and Kristi.
Motorhome scheduled to go in next Friday to get fixed.
Tuesday another beautiful day. Ray and I headed into Duncan for a little shopping. I noticed on Sunday that one of our signal lights was out. Today we tried to fix it.
My facebook post:
"Left rear signal burnt out in our Ford Edge. One would think it would be an easy fix.... NOT!!! When we couldn't figure it out we stopped by the Ford dealer and apparently a whole rear panel needs to be removed to replace bulb ... but we also have a "short" in the taillight system. So now we take it back tomorrow and we get a rental car for the day...all for no left signal."
Wednesday morning another beautiful day, not as cold but breezy. I went back to Duncan to take the car in at Ford and will get the rental so Ray does not have to do it.
The grass seed is now growing, albeit slowly, as the mornings are so cold. Thankfully I have the sprinklers up and running as I need to keep the seed wet to germinate.
Today I took the car back to Ford and got a rental for the day ... turns out the light problem is from the trailer connection that we had installed with the hitch last year, so probably not warranty at least from Ford. Spent the rest of the morning shopping for bedding plants (supposedly deer resistant and came home to drop off the plants and have lunch.
|Got these geraniums almost for free as I used my SuperStore points.|
Shortly after Ray and I ate, the call came that the car was ready so back to Duncan I went to turn in rental and pick up our car. Bonus they washed it. Back home about 3:30 pm ... what a day. lol New part ordered but lights work for now. New wiring assembly needed to tow the boat so we can launch it next week.
Our next door neighbours, Pat and Darryl, had a painter coming by for a quote that they procured from the Home Show. As we also need the exterior of our house painted, we all sat and listened to his "spiel". He sells a product called "CHIC vinyl coating.
"The CHIC Advanced Coating System is not a paint, but is a unique liquid-applied coating system specifically engineered to be the best defense for your walls against the elements. Beautiful, low maintenance & exceptionally long-lasting, CHIC is the ideal finish for all types of stucco, masonry, cement based siding & properly prepared wood siding."
Ray and I have seen this product in the past as it was applied to a condo complex downtown Nanaimo and we had spoke to the builder about it 10 years ago. In fact the Peace Arch at the border in Blaine has been done with this product. This stuff is not cheap, however it has a lifetime warranty ... never have to paint your house again. So when you think you have to paint your house every 10 years and the house is huge ... it seems to be quite cost effective. Need another "painter" quote first for a traditional paint job to compare and have someone coming over next week for that.
Thursday morning was quite cloudy although fairly warm. Time to plant my bedding plants in their pots in the front gardens. While I was doing that, Ray was redesigning his workshop again to make it easier to move material around without lifting. Here he is making himself crazy. lol