On the Road Again

Trip Start Jun 01, 2009
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Trip End Oct 16, 2009


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Flag of Canada  , Alberta,
Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday was clean-up day and this machine clean-up was particularly intensive as not a trace of dust can be emitted if the customs people at the border ask for the machine to be started.  They use both high pressure air and washers to do the job.  The combines will be driven, minus headers to the farm at Welling AB.  The headers will be trucked. This is about a seven hour trip for the combines and luckily Don will not have to do this although I think a part of him would like to.  He is very stiff from doing the work on his machine!  The travel time is much less for us in the coach although we will have to stop for fuel and propane.

I've been busy this week as well.  A friend in Ottawa sent me notice of a call for entries for a show at an art gallery in Auburn, NY.  As a result, I completed a piece that has been on the go for a while and found a way to hang it for photography ( used two extension poles, one for a white sheet from the Salvation Army center and one for the fibre art, suspended between mirrors at the front of the coach)!  Not as good as studio conditions but I thought the results were not bad considering.  Then I had to search out packaging and CDs to prepare the entry.  Now the waiting game!

I sent the entry off Friday morning and when I got into the car to go to the post office, discovered that my windshield had cracked.  On our way to Calgary on the weekend, we drove a section of highway where they were laying new stone chip surface and I remember commenting to Don that I would be glad when we were through that section.  When I checked, I found a particle from the errant rock embedded in the rubber seal at the bottom of the window under the wiper blade!  Preparing the coach for crossing the border was delayed while I had a new windshield installed.  Then back to the coach to make salads etc. to ensure that all fresh veggies and fruit were used.  Even though I had not purchased any items for the last week, it was amazing how much was still there.  The up side was that we have salads and apple crisp ready for moving day and beyond!

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