I must apologies to all of you for not blogging during the past few weeks. Carole and I were quite involved with finalizing the purchase of the trailers that replaced the two that were written off during the freak wind storm on Canada Day. When you purchase something substantial in Quebec, the paperwork is out of this world. Both my wife and I sat in the dealer’s office signing documents for more than 45 minutes! Once we had all that was finished, we arranged the delivery of our new trailers and the pickup of the damaged units. It all went off without a hitch. Well, actually, that’s not true. They included hitches…for towing 🙂
I picked up my son’s trailer on Thursday, August 21 and towed it to the site. The contents were transferred between trailers and his damaged unit was moved to the field for pickup by the insurance company.
The next day the dealer delivered our new trailer and set it up. We then spent the rest of the day transferring our contents. Boy, have we collected many things over the years. The damaged trailer was also moved to the field. The insurance company now own both damaged trailers.
With our new trailers finally setup, we discovered all the trouble was worth it. They our beautiful and we were able to enjoy them for 6 days. After this, we spent more than one day with the closing and winterizing process. We also did laundry to save us time when we got home. Even then, I (Yvon) spent most of Tuesday this week doing laundry at home! Was it coincidental that Carole was scheduled to work that day? 🙂
The last day in Quebec was very busy. We had to blow out the water lines, empty the hot water tank, pull the plug, antifreeze the lines and install the winter cover over the trailer. The cover is stored in our shed and when we retrieved it, we found uninvited visitors – a massive family of bag ants decided to call it home for the summer! They ate through a few places that we had to patch. Most of the ants were eliminated. Oh, well. It’s just another adventure to add to our summer of non-rest 🙂 At least the fish in the lake had a break from me! Not next year!
We arrived home at 12:30am Sunday morning and I’m still recovering from my summer as a lumberjack, trailer repair tech, carpenter, pest control agent and just about everything other than fisherman 😦
I am now getting ready for Election 2014 on October 27. Printed material and signs are being finalized and will go to print in the next week. The first of two mailers should be delivered to Ward 2 mailboxes and I’ll be out and about the ward canvassing beginning about the third week in September. See my calendar for details.
If you live in Ward 2 and would like to volunteer to help me with my campaign or you would like to put a campaign sign on your front lawn, contact me.
Make sure you come and look around my website (www.yvondoucet.ca) to find out more about me and my campaign. I will be blogging more often and about the issues. Please feel free to comment and ask questions on the postings or on my Facebook page. Yes, you can also contact me by email and telephone.
Thanks again and I look forward to meeting everyone in Ward 2 over the next few weeks, that is, when I’m not dreaming about the big fish stories that never happened this summer 🙂