south for the winter of 2021/22 is about to begin, after having to spend a
winter here in Ontario, we are excited and so looking forward to getting back
|Walls going up
stopped working on Oct. 29th, a whole month later than originally
planned. We had started building a new shed, 30 ft x 50 ft back in September. A
structure with 14 ft. high walls and then the 6/12 pitch roof. The walls were
built in sections and then raised with a fork lift into position. The roof was
built on the ground in two sections and then lifted into place by a crane. Next
the roof was covered with steel and then the same for the walls and finally the
|All the walls up and braced
|First half of roof built in on the cement floor.
|Second half built outside on the ground
|First half being lifted up in place
|Second half being lifted into place
|An hour and a half later
|Steel going on. That's me in the lift.
|Roof steel all on.
these tasks went smoothly, the week wasn’t without some anxiety and concern over
our Black Beauty. I took her into our mechanic for an oil change on Monday,
they gave the truck a going over knowing that we were about to head out on our
trip south. They found that the front brake pads although still safe were
getting to the point that they may have to be changed before coming home. I
wasn’t surprised knowing the kms. on them, so said to go ahead and change
them. They also found oil leaking from
behind the vacuum pump so we had that changed as they have to tear so much
apart to get at and also replace the original drive belt as it was getting worn
and covered in oil from the leak. All that done and had her back home on
Tuesday. Wednesday morning went out, started her up and the check engine light
came on, back to the shop where they found that heater in the tank for the DEF
fluid wasn’t working, of course this is the first cold morning of the season.
Being swamped they said to leave it and they would have it ready for the end of
the week, keeping their promise, we had it back by 11 this morning, a heavy
sigh of relieve and smiles all around.
|Windows are in and the wall steel going on.
last propane tank refill in town, giving Black Beauty a much needed wash and
fill up with fuel we are ready to hook up in the morning and leave “The Ridge”.
The first stretch of our journey will be short, just about a 45-minute drive
down to the town of Alma, Ontario to the Alma Community Centre where my daughter
Krystal and soon to be son-in-law Matt will be having their wedding reception.
We have permission to stay in the parking lot overnight and leave from there
Sunday morning. From there we will travel to CanAm RV in London to park in
their lot overnight Sunday and leave early Monday morning to cross the border
That’s the plan anyways, you know how Jello jiggles, stay tune to see how it all turns out. Of course, you will probably read all about it first in Patsy's post.
|Gable steel on the south end
stopping by, until the next time, take care and stay safe.
|The north end gable steel and it's all done.