We weren't waylaid for very long at General RV. We got our furnace circuit board replaced fairly quickly...But first, our last day with the Boersma's was spent in each of our own rigs for part of the day, waiting for the hard rain to go away.. When it would stop for a bit, out we came to chitchat and watch the progress on a customized lot being built in the Sunnybrook RV park. Or here's what the guys do when it was raining again. As soon as they heard a diesel pusher coming down the lane, they did the rubber chicken neck....Gotta watch the rig come down the row, see what make and model it is, watch how the guy parks it, etc. etc. It's fun to watch the guys watch the rigs! That's what Ritchie and Sparky did.
A few errands here and there, Sparky's last bike ride on the Kal-Haven Trail, a good ten miles and then a pizza and salad dinner with Ritchie and Nick...We chitchatted for awhile, talked about where we will meet again. We're thinking about meeting up in Florida over the winter, and taking a trip out to Albuquerque, New Mexico next fall to see the balloon fest....The southwest is NOT Sparky's favorite place to be, but after Eldy takes her back to Bar Harbor late next summer, heh, heh, heh....(SIGH! WE'LL SEE, says E.) Sparky will owe Eldo BIG TIME and she'll go wherever he wants to go next fall and winter....Bye, Ritchie! Bye Nick! See you later!
Last night, about 1:00 AM, Sparky woke up with a start...SOMETHING was CHIRPING! Half asleep, she groggily made her way to the living room. It was the smoke alarm, BATTERY DOWN chirp, chirp. You know, when you're half asleep, it's hard to pinpoint where the sound is coming from, CHIRP! And Eldo slept on. Sparky had a moment where she couldn't tell if it was on the floor or on the ceiling. CHIRP! Not having her glasses on, that made for a few more problems once she located the detector in the ceiling. It sorta looks like the air vents, heck, they are ALL circular. A simple twist oughta do it--CHIRP! Nope! Sparky twisted and twisted and the darn thing wouldn't come off. And Eldo slept on....CHIRP! The sound seemed to get louder the longer it took her to get at the battery. There's a leetle tiny peg/pull pin on the detector that you have to remove to be able to twist the cover off. CHIRP! See that little peg???
On to Hidden Ridge in Hopkins, MI where we stayed last week.
|view across the pond to the clubhouse|
We'll be here three nights, we're going to see my sister, Lyle, tomorrow, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She gets a little break between chemo visits, so she and her husband decided to rent a house on Harsens Island for a few days, just outside of St. Clair where we were a couple of weeks ago. We are going to drive over on the ferry at Algonac to the island to see her, spend the night and come back to Hidden Ridge for one last night, and then, it's off to Elkhart, Indiana! See you later!