We had heavy rain two nights this week and with our leaking bedroom slide it was not what we wanted to see.
We were hoping not to get any more rain until we were able to get the motor home into Lazy Days for repairs. The other morning we were awakened by the sound of rain. We quickly jumped out of bed and pulled in the bedroom slide. Fortunately this time there were no leaks with the slide it.
Today we take it into Lazy Days and I'm hopeful we won't have the "B" team doing the repairs and they'll get it repaired correctly so we won't have to do it again. With animals, it's not real easy making arrangements to take your home in for repairs.
We got up early this morning with a little of a surprise. A cold front moved in and it was supposed to get down to the low 30's last night. We decided not to unhook the water hose. When we woke up our thermometer said it was 23 degrees! The weather on my Droid phone said it was 33. Al went out and unhooked the water hose and we put another thermometer out. Yep...it was actually 23 degrees. Another lesson learned....it it's close to freezing, unhook the hose. Fortunately it didn't freeze or split.
The other night Al and I got to talking to one of our many Canadian neighbors. This place is more of a mobile home/snowbird park than an rv park and many of the mobile homes are owned by Canadians. There are a few rv sites mixed in with the mobile homes. There are a LOT of Canadians here, many from New Brunswick and Ontario. We got quite an education from him on Canadians...are you ready Rick?
Al asked him if there were any French Canadians here and he replied, " oh no, we wouldn't allow them." What? This neighbor is from New Brunswick, many others are from Ontario. He went on to say that they didn't like the French Canadians and they had their own park. I did not know that. It's a good thing we didn't accidentally get into a French Canadian park because we might not like them either?? He said they are kind of demanding and get mad that Americans don't speak French like they do. We found it very interesting because as Americans, we kind of lump all Canadians together and apparently they are not all the same! This is just what he told us and we have never met any French Canadians, so we certainly aren't judging anyone but we just found it interesting. He went on to explain their Canadian Health Care system and he couldn't understand why a country as big as the United States couldn't provide health care as well. It was an interesting conversation, but boy were we surprised when he told us they wouldn't allow people from Quebec! He did say there was one guy in the park, but he was okay, so they allowed him here :)
We are leaving this park on the 29th and moving to another one in the area. We chose this site because it is open large and completely sunny. We wanted lots of sun and no shade to help keep it warm on those cooler days. We are near the maintenance shed but thought the workers would come in the morning, get their equipment and then leave. It turns out the maintenance men tend to hang out by the shed most of the day and we most always have people right outside our rear window. It's a bit annoying that we can't even leave our shades open. Also the people in the mobile homes (those darn Canadians) use our "campsite" as a parking lot and drive through. They are not rv'ers and don't understand a person's campsite should be respected!
We are tired of people walking right by the motor home, cars driving by and parking right in front of and beside us. We have a rental car parked in front of us now that we don't know who it belongs to. We won't be able to pull out forward to leave today, with the car parked there! Anyway, we have a reservation for the 29th at another park where the rv's are separated from the mobile homes and there is a privacy fence behind the site. We may just go there when Lazy Days gets finished with the repairs instead of coming back here for a few nights then having to move all over again. We like our neighbors and they are all nice people, but I wish they would respect our campsite a little!