Sunday, June 23, 2019

Another week of progress at Bayfield

After a Friday and Saturday night spent mooch-docking in our kids driveways in Waterloo and Cambridge, we headed back towards Bayfield for a Monday morning meeting with the Mews builder.

We decided to spend Sunday night at another fine spot courtesy of Boondockers Welcome:
Nice parking pad, from an old grain bin
The site is on a pleasant farm property near Lucan, north of London Ont. It has been a dairy farm in the past, but no cows now. Across the field a couple of machines were busy cutting hay on a large field, back and forth:

 Monday morning we had a meeting at the Bayfield Mews with the builder, with a walk-through of an almost-finished unit similar to ours. Mostly this was about floor choices, wiring locations etc.
Definite signs of progress on our block under construction at the Mews:

After the foundations are all filled up and packed in, final plumbing and in-floor heating is added, then the floor slab is poured. Once that happens progress will be more easily seen.

Then in the afternoon on Monday it was back to Port Elgin for Cathie's dental surgery. This was to repair an old root canal that had gone bad. Not fun, but the procedure went well, and seems to be healing as it should.

Monday and Tuesday nights were spent in yet another driveway, this time friends in Southampton. Thanks again for your hospitality and the great turkey dinner Sherry and Don! Then on back to Clinton for a few days house-sitting for our friends there.

On Thursday Cathie attended a welcoming knitting group that meets weekly in the Bayfield library. Especially good timing for her, as one of the ladies brought in treats from her daughter that day:

On Friday afternoon the Mews had a little get-together to welcome us newbies, and allow us to meet some of our new neighbours-to-be. Very nice, and the weather cooperated for the backyard gathering.

The latter part of this week and next we're once again camped in the driveway of our Clinton friends. They left us in charge of their house while they are off on a short vacation. The gardens here are lovely right now:

The above pics are of their dog-friendly back yard. Lucky dogs eh!

It's still cool this week, but quite nice overall. A great spot to boondock. :-))

Oh yes, this week we also discovered a large crack in our laptop screen. Ugh! Likely a legacy from last year, when the computer slid from it's poor storage spot and smacked on to the van floor while we were underway, with no visible damage at the time. 
Fix or replace? It's still working for now, so rather than go without a computer we have ordered another laptop, and will likely replace the cracked screen later on.


  1. Nice to see some tangible progress. Hope you are both well.

    1. Yes, the construction progress has been steady. Cathie is still feeling her dental surgery from this past Monday, but it's progressing well too.

  2. So nice that things are coming along and making progress, and that you have some nice places to stay as well.

    1. We're starting to work into your type of daily routine now George. Some chores, walking, reading. It's mostly pretty relaxing.

  3. Lovely spot to park!
    Your friends garden so pretty!
    Glad cathie went to a knitting group ,,, I miss you!
    Hope she is feeling ok after dental surgery!
    Exciting to see the progress on ur new home!
    Take care,,,

  4. I somehow missed this post. Looks like you had yourselves a nice spot in Clinton. Always nice to 'get by with a little help from your friends.' (Beatles)