Thursday, November 6, 2014

Easy Furnace Duct Repair

The duct guy arrived in a rainstorm this morning. He had me turn the furnace on, climbed into the crawl space and found the problem immediately. The duct heading to the master bedroom had pulled loose and was laying on the ground. The repair was easy, duct tape, but getting to the area involved crawling on his back over an old, abandoned footing. It was a good thing he was skinny and not claustrophobic! He was finished in about a half hour. They called me with the price of $78.75.

All that is left now is Norma moving her clothing into the motorhome and taking some food out of the house. There are stories about US customs not letting fresh food through this year so we will not test them on that. We will load the pantry with canned goods and fill the freezer with frozen salmon.

On Friday we have to move the motorhome out, hook up the dolly and load the Mazda. I would like to have everything done and the rig parked in the driveway Friday night, ready for our Saturday morning departure. The Black Ball Ferry leaves Victoria at 10:00 Sunday Morning and we will be aboard!

14 comments:

  1. Excellent! Looking forward to your trip!

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  2. Hi Croft: They took my tomatoes, peppers, lime, lemon and home grown potatoes. They left the apples and bananas. I can never figure out from year to year what they'll take. We are in Alamo, Nevada in the RV park....temp 24C. First warm spot. Tomorrow Laughlin.

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  3. Good news. Have a safe trip. Gonna make your way anywhere near Phoenix this winter?

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  4. Hi Croft: We crossed this year at Sumas, after visiting our son in Alberta and relatives in the lower mainland of BC. Must say the questions are far more in the west, than crossing in New York. She asked about fresh food in the fridge, and other items, but the brunt of the questions regarded, where we normally cross, the number of days we spend in the US, who looks after our house, whether we charge rent for our daughter looking after the house, and the license number of our Jeep? Never had questions about our house before.

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    1. They asked us who was staying in our house last year. I think the question about the license plate is because their cameras don't always pick up the plate on a towed vehicle.

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  5. I don't know the car plate #. I guess I will have to learn it.

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  6. I crossed at Sumas on Saturday and for the first time in awhile,it was short and sweet......he asked for my trailer insurance,.......hmmm! ....to lazy to get out and read the plate maybe?........I had it in front of me in case he asked.....then a couple of food questions and that was it...........last year it was the third degree.....nice change.

    Now at Poverty Flatts boondocking,Overton Nevada, enjoying 80 degree temps.

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  7. We had a freezer full of food, no fresh veggies, but the main questions were: how long in the states 175 days, (he said we should not spend that long?), do we cross the border at other times, car license plate number, where do we live and do we own a house.

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  8. Wow, based on the price it sounds like it was a Mexican! :)

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  9. Well worth the $78 to have that missing duct work repaired. Safe travels south!

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  10. See you are parked at the ferry. Walking back to our hotel, stopped in at Days Inn for a nightcap.
    See you next year

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    1. We were in that bar as well! Missed you!

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