Sunday, 10 May 2020

Another Week in the Life!!

WHERE ARE WE? Rivers Provincial Park, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
NEXT DESTINATION? South in the Fall


Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful moms of the world. 

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Spring is Coming

WHERE ARE WE? Rivers Provincial Park, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
NEXT DESTINATION? South in the Fall

Here is an update for the week.  We are still in COVID jail for 4 more days.  Time has actually gone by quite quickly because we have been keeping busy.  There is lots to do to get some things done in CJ's before we open.  We have decided that we will open on May 15th which is the beginning of the May long weekend.  The park opens on May 8th but we figure we will give everyone a chance to figure out what is going to happen slowly before we throw Ice Cream and Hamburgers into the mix!!!
Kaitlyn and Greg have been busy bringing us supplies and the pickup and delivery windows of the Jeep have worked fantastic. Whether it is necessary or not is not an issue here, it just gives everyone a good feeling to have a little barrier!!   A little rainy the day she dropped off these supplies.

Monday, 27 April 2020

A Few Chores

WHERE ARE WE? Rivers Provincial Park, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
NEXT DESTINATION? South in the Fall

I did get some time to do a blog so here it is.  Today the sun shone bright and the wind was minimal.  Wind is something we are really noticing after spending all winter in a place where the most wind you get is a nice breeze.  I guess we will get used to it again, just like we have for the last 65 years!!  Because our quarantine area includes the mini golf area, we got busy cleaning up after the long winter.   Getting rid of last years dead stuff and mowing the grass really makes a difference so that is our goal for the next couple days.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Supper Delivered Again!!

WHERE ARE WE? Rivers Provincial Park, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
NEXT DESTINATION? South in the Fall

Today was a gloomy windy day so Sue and I spent most of the day going through a bag of mail that Kaitlyn had brought us.  A lot of it needs some follow and some of it just needs filing.  I always email Manitoba Health to let them know that we arrived back in Canada earlier than the date on our temporary Health Card that they issue us in the fall.  That way we can leave earlier in the fall because as soon as 152 days in Manitoba are up we are good to leave!!  Also it is time to do our Form 8840 to appease the USA's need to tax us if we spend too much time there.  With adding 5 months in Mexico this year, we will not have to do an 8840 next year.  The three year formula will see us under the 182  days total!!  Lots of things to keep up on. 

Because we are quarantined we need to have a drop off spot for all of our supplies.  So I pulled the jeep up real close to the front of the Ponderosa and put yellow tape right up to it.  The passenger side is where our daughter, (or anyone) can drop off things for us and we can retrieve them on the drivers side without getting our dirty little corona virus infested fingers all over their door handle.  Pretty smart huh???  There is even a hand sanitizer bottle on the door handle!!  And items to be picked up are in the front seat, and the stuff they deliver goes in the back seat.  How can you tell I am a bit bored.  lol

Saturday, 25 April 2020

A Little Work and a Great Supper

WHERE ARE WE? Rivers Provincial Park, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
NEXT DESTINATION? South in the Fall

Today was a gloomy cool day.  Perfect day to catch up on some things.  Sent a couple emails and then got caught up on my travel day record.  I have an excel program that I use to track our travel days in the USA and Mexico as well as to keep track of the days we spend in Manitoba.  We have to spend at least 152 days in Manitoba each year to maintain our health care.  If we go over the limit without applying for an extension, we could risk having to wait 3 months to get re instated.  Also the USA has the old 182 day rule that we strive to abide by, and of course Mexico has the 182 rule as well.  The USA makes us keep track of 2 things.  Maximum 182 days in a calendar year as well as not over 182 for each trip we take.  So that's where the excel sheet comes in handy.