So...who's coming to visit?
We heard last night from friends Doug and Nancy. These are the people who have been following our blog for a number of years now, and because of that they came down to Mexico in their VW van to meet up with us and experience some camping in Mexico. We've met them a couple of times now at Hacienda Contreras RV park and they're experienced Mexico travelers themselves now.
Last time we saw them was at the end of March. Here's the four of us having a farewell drink together, with Doug doing his best Burt Reynolds impression.
Anyhow, they're going to be visiting family in Edmonton next weekend and then they're going to do the extra 600 kms (370 miles) drive to come and see us for a couple of days!
Hopefully the nice weather will hang around for them. Pretty good stretch of summer we're having this week in the middle of Saskatchewan. Yesterday got up to 30C (86F) so that's almost a heat wave for this time of year. Some of the leaves are actually starting to change, and a few have fallen to the ground already.
We had a few campers show up for the weekend, but still nine empty sites in the lower campground and quite a few empty in the overflow. Holidays are pretty much over for most people at this time of year I guess, even when the weather is really nice.
I spent yesterday morning changing the blades on our heavy duty "zero turn" lawn mower. I had sharpened the old ones and cleaned the deck two months ago. We had a part time employee at the time and I kept him busy cutting grass most of the time. The last time he used this machine I noticed it wasn't cutting very well at all and I had a look at the blades. Well, I don't know what he's been running over, but they were finished!
I had bought three new blades so I had them in stock. But it's a bit of a job to change them. You have to take the mower deck off.
Figured I better have a photo of the belt routing in case it fell off!
Cleaned the underside of the deck, and removed the old blades.
Do you think it needed new blades? Yes, the bottom one used to look like the top one! Not quite sure how it got to this point because it sure wasn't this bad when I put it back together two months ago!
I went and cut some grass in the overflow are and it worked great! Nothing worse than having equipment that only does a mediocre job. Pretty soon it'll be time to get all the equipment ready for storage. Gonna have to check and make sure I've got all the right filters and oils for all the different gear on my next trip into town.