Autumn trip to the cottage

What a beautiful fall weekend. We decided to take advantage and to enjoy probably what will be our last weekend at the lake this year. We were looking forward to seeing our great daughter and her great husband and our two grand dogs, all who live year round at the cottage.

This weekend we vowed to get an earlier start and have an earlier arrival, than we usually do. No matter how hard we try and how organized we are, we always  seem to arrive at three o’clock. This weekend was to be different. We aimed to leave at 9:00 A.M.  We left a little after 10. We made a quick stop to pick up organic steaks the only kind, our resident cottagers will eat. To save time we decided to forgo our usual  shopping/ pit stop /and lunch break at the Costco in Barrie–the halfway point between home and cottage. Instead we opted to shop at Galati’s super market for the other cottage food requirements—but first We stopped to get gas . Hubby put his credit card in the gas pump  and couldn’t get it out . He called the attendant over. The attendant tugged and twisted at it for about a half hour. He gave up and called the manager. The manager tried and gave up. He called shell head office and someone there pressed a button to release his card that the machine had clamped down on. Apparently the pump thought Dan was a credit card thief. Perhaps it was because Dan had a senior moment and entered the wrong pin number twice on this seldom used credit card to collect air miles. in any event the police were not called, he got his credit card back, but our car was still gasless.  He pulled over to another pump and used our regular credit card.

  After stopping at the supermarket and buying the few  things that were on the shopping list, plus numerous things that were  not on the shopping list, we were on our way once again. It is the thanksgiving weekend and traffic was bumper to bumper. It was about 1:30 and we realized we did not have lunch and it was time to take our pills { oh the joys of getting older}. We stopped at Tim Hortins for a gourmet lunch. We arrived at the cottage at exactly 3:00 o’clock. At least we are consistent.

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EP Snider’s dream came to fruition when she published a book at age 69. She continues to share her thoughts and stories with a humorous twist on Wordpress and Facebook.
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2 Responses to Autumn trip to the cottage

  1. Wow, I make those mistakes sometimes. I guess I’d better be more careful from now on. I didn’t even know gas pumps could do that. How frustrating.

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  2. epsnider says:

    Strange things happen to us. Whatever can go wrong will, but we continue to force ourselves to smile and hope that one day we will look back and laugh at the situations we found our selves in.Thank you for commenting on my blog.

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