No problem he would pick one up at work and do the job later, then he had to head off to work. I did lots of running back and forth to Sherman with our things and packing them in. Only problem with the nice weather was that things were pretty muddy out, good thing for boot mats!
When Kevin came home in the afternoon, he got it installing the water pump. He had the wrong size of fitting, back to work again. Got back with the right piece and got the pump installed. Filled the tank up at bit, by running back and forth with our water bag as there was no outside working faucet. Once that was done enough to get the pump working he started it up. Pumlp worked but no water! Onto the internet, found out that the pump needed priming, once that was done the water started coming out, slowly but its working, good news. Finished packing and cleaning some time after 10pm. Went to bed in Sherman, exhausted but happy.
This morning when we got up it was just after 7am, late already we hope this isn’t an indication of how our day will go. Kevin gets Sherman started up, he didn’t even hesitate, he started up right away. Kevin goes to move Sherman to get the blocks out and realizes right away the brakes don’t feel right. Not a good sign. He knows he topped the brake fluid up in the fall so isn’t sure what the problem is and hopes its not serious. We know that we are in need of a master cylinder as there is a leak in the one we have, but he’s been keeping he eye on it and there has been no leakage. Anyways he gets out and checks, sure enough the fluid is low, but we don’t have enough so will have to pick some up. He’s kicking himself for not starting Sherman up a few days ago to make sure everything is fine.
Off we go, stop at Canadian Tire and get some fluid, and then on our way again. Adding the fluid has definitely made a difference, still not quite right but he thinks it just needs time to get through the system.
At the border we pull up to the booth and get the customary questions and then told to leave the vechile and enter the building for further questioning, 45 minutes later we are cleared through and told to enjoy our trip and we are on our way.
Thousand Islands Tourist Region at the border.
Now in New York State!
Interstate 81 South of Syracuse NY...quite a bit of snow here!
Uneventful drive through Syracuse NY, and now stopped in Cortland NY which is about half way between Syracuse and Binghamton. Using the free wifi coming from the local volunteer fire hall! (posted at 1:15pm).
Check in again later, and we'll update as the day goes on...
Well we didn’t make it as far as we wanted…but pretty close. We’re parked up at the Walmart in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. About 75 miles (120 kms) short of where we figured we might stop at Frederick, Md. The rest of the drive went pretty good though, weather was fine, and the sun even broke through for the last hour or so. Only had one section where we were backed up just outside Scranton where a car had caught fire…but it was only for 15 minutes or so.
Lots of truck traffic on this highway though…it’s certainly not an enjoyable, relaxing drive. I thought I might have got tired driving this afternoon, but you never get a chance to get tired! Oh, and Shermans brakes are fine now, by the way!
Our trusty Hawking antenna cannot pick up an unsecured network, so we have no internet here! So this blog post will have to wait until Tuesday morning!
Distance driven today: 383 miles (615 kms).
March fuel $ 100.00
March Groceries $ 71.29
March overnight $ 0.00
March Misc $ 27.03