Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today was another gorgeous day but I think we are supposed to have a couple of cloudy days coming up with even a possibility of rain – we will see what happens.

This morning we watched the inaugural of Barak Obama, I certainly don’t envy him the road ahead but hopefully he can make changes that will help the economy etc. Because of the time difference it was about 10:15, after his speech, that I headed out to meet Brenda and go to the craft show here at the park. There was lots of stuff but nothing that I needed to part with my money for, the vendors were saying that they weren’t having a good day so I don’t know if it is because of the economy or what but I didn’t see a lot of people buying. There was a fellow out front selling fresh fruit and vegetables so I got a couple of nice looking peppers for John and a cantelope for myself.

John felt that we definitely needed to do something about the water here, it is so salinated that you can’t drink it and it is very hard on the plumbing, so we went out this afternoon and bought a reverse osmosis water system. The couple next door have one on their trailer and love it and I talked to a man while we were looking at them today and he said they put one on last year and it is the best thing they ever did so hopefully it will do the trick. We have been thinking about this for quite a while but hated to spend the money, on the other hand we can use it anywhere we go as long as we are going to be there for more than a couple of days. We also considered a water softener but you have to buy the salt for it (salt is cheap so that’s not expensive, just a pain), but the real downside of the softener is that you still have to buy your drinking water so we decided to go with the r o system. So John has his job lined up for tomorrow getting it intalled!!

There were a couple of small adjustments that needed to be made to the system to suit what we wanted so while they were doing that we went to Wal Mart and picked up a few groceries. When we went back to pick up the r o system I talked to a fellow who works there that knows Andy Thomson at Can-Am RV in London, (where we have bought all our Airstreams), small world! Mentioning Can-Am, there are 2 other trailers in this park that were bought there, neither is an Airstream, although the one couple did have one for many years but now have a Sunnybrook. The other trailer in here is a Sunset Trail but we knew as soon as we saw the set up on it and the Ontario licence plate that it was from Can-Am as they are pulling it with a fairly small truck and a Hensley hitch.

We had a nice steak dinner with cesar salad and are now just going to have a relaxing evening. And so ends another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

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