At 2am Bill, Nicholas, Boris the Boston Terrier, Tommy the 15 yr old cat, Bose the 16 yr old cat, & myself, were on our way. We were detoured off the 401 whilst still on the outskirts of London! There was a huge fire at a dairy farm & the smoke made it impossible to drive through on the 401, east or west! The glow of the fire, even after 4 hours of burning, lit the area up in a warm orange/reddish glow. Oh my what a start to the trip! I remember telling Bill, as we started on the ramp to the 401 Hwy., that his truck didn't have the new smell in it, it smelt like pipe tobacco!! I could smell the fire but couldn't yet see it!
The back of the truck had so much room! Boris's wicker bed fits on the floor, so much space in this new truck!
The trip continued & the weather was beautiful, making the drive in Bill's new spacious truck a real treat. It seemed so much more quieter than the 350 diesel, that we had used for the last 5 years, & smoother too...
Until we hit a place after Grand Falls - New Brunswick, called Plaster Rock!! Oh my what a trying time on all the suspensions of the vehicles! My car had a new system of tire tiedowns this trip. The bounce made them release so many times, that we were losing time with all the stopping to re attach or check. So we hauled the car off the trailer & Nick drove the car behind us for 4 hours, till we made it to our destination.
The weather remained gorgeous, which was good as the yardwork needed to be done & Nick & Bill were right on it. My job would be more inside with the vacuuming of many cluster flies, yuk! I covered all the furnishing with my new neighbours moving wraps, excellent as everything was protected & didn't need dusting from the winter/spring season change. I just needed to fold the wraps & bag them for next fall.
Now Eel River is neatened up...
On to Hardewicke, to do the same.
The cottage has truly come to life!
A new install...
With no upper cupboards in the cottage kitchen, these lower ones would play a key role of storage in the kitchen. It has also become the appliance holder for those larger pieces too!
Too much winter...Surprise!!
My canopy bed frame was only inches from the water collection on the ceiling! If it would have leaked & it did NOT! I would have had the water all over my mattress!! Lucky or what?!!
I think that the two coats of latex, Origins Benjamin Moore paint from Canadian Tire, helped seal in the water as it pooled in the ceiling!
The basements were my main concern as the spring flooding was plentiful in New Brunswick. The new tiling system & eves-troughs must have really helped as the sub-pump was left out for the winter freeze & wasn't reinstalled till now. The basement had some damp areas around the subpump but no water made its way in!!
The wee cottage in Eel River didn't have water depth, just a mucky floor & the lawn was able to be mowed without the water floating through the grass.
We were spared but many were not this spring, some had their finished basements flooded & they'd lived there for over 40 years! Luck has been on our side this spring!
A big thank you to Bill & Nicholas for getting me & my 'Creature Comforts' out to the eastcoast safely.
Well thank you for stopping by & from now till late fall it will be my cottage adventures!
Enjoy our time together, as I take many pictures of this beautiful part of Canada. I just love the Maritime life & all its beauty!