500,000 bottles of sparkling wine mature in this section of the underground cellars at Cricova Winery just north of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 3, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Change of plans...

Had an email yesterday from our couchsurfing host in Bucharest (we arrive next Wednesday) saying that they've had a problem with the heating in their house and that it won't be fixed until November 4th.

She said we were still welcome to stay with them if we were prepared to put up with some cold in the house. The temperature in Bucharest right now has highs around 10C (50F).

But it would be better to be warm indoors, so we decided to find another place. She did say that we would be more than welcome to stay with them when we return to Bucharest at the end of our trip.

There are quite a few couchsurfers available in Bucharest, but not lots that suit our tastes. We like to have our own private bedroom, and we prefer a non smoking household. There are a lot of smokers in eastern Europe!

Anyhow, I've sent out two more requests, but haven't heard back from them yet. Doesn't everybody check their email at least once a day?? I guess not.

Not a big deal because there is lots of suitable inexpensive accommodation available in the big city. And lots of AirBnb's as well. Something will come together.

Only five days until we leave, so I've started getting Sherman (our motorhome) ready for his hibernation. We're still sleeping in the motorhome, but it's getting chilly. It was down to -2C (29F) last night. We are plugged in to Lindsey's electric though and we have a small electric heater going at night.

The new spark plug wires had arrived so I changed them yesterday. As well as new spark plugs. Nice to be working in the relative heat even though it's cold outside.

Before.

After.

Look at those fancy yellow plug wires! Sherman is raring to go now. Too bad he won't be able to try them out until next October.

While I was doing that, Ruth, Lindsey, and the grandkids went for a walk. 

Sadie and Cameron.

Cameron and Lindsey.

Baxter Conservation Area.

A walk in the forest.

Not sure what's on the agenda for today. Definitely have to get out for a walk myself, so maybe we'll see if there's anything new to see in the area.

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16 comments:

  1. It will be nice to be in a heated place at night, good luck with finding a new place.
    The beauty of the lifestyle is we can change our plans on a daily basis.

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    1. Another place has been found! :-)

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  2. Good thing you have long arms to reach those spark plugs. Haven't had to try that yet.

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    1. Yep, a couple of them are a bit hard to get at! And I notice this morning that it's a little bit hard on the back of the legs too!

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  3. Thank goodness that couch surfing host warned you! Sounds like nice people.

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    1. We are looking forward to meeting them at the end of our trip when we return to Bucharest.

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  4. What a beautiful walk with the grandkids.
    These five days are going to fly by.

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    1. We had lots of fun but boy were we ever cold by the time we got back to the car!

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  5. Too bad Ottawa is getting below normal temp. for this time of year. Should be around 10 and only 3 today!

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    1. Yeah, too bad the cold couldn't have waited another week before arriving. Oh, well it is what it is!

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  6. Oh that picture of your engine brings back memories of my job working at a GMC truck dealer years ago. I don't miss the skinned knuckles at all! :c)

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    1. When Kevin finished the job he mentioned that he only ended up with on scrap on his arm/hand so he felt pretty good about that.

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  7. The time with your family is going by so fast. Your grands are so cute. Enjoy!!

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    1. Yes, it is going fast but we keep reminding ourselves that we will get to see them again in December for two weeks! :-)

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  8. Something always turns up (often times for the better!).

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