Monday, August 03, 2009

Some more errands

Today we woke up at the post office in Williamston MI. We went inside to get our mail and shipped some things.

Then we started our journey to finish our list of things we need to get done before we go camping later this week. We went to get our tires checked and decided to get the tires rotated and balanced. It was time to get it done, we knew it was needed.

We found a tire place called Tire Factory and the guy who helped us was very nice. He got us right in and got the job done quickly. He even took the time to check out the breaks. He answered all of Bernie's questions and that's a lot.

After this we headed to Staples to print some flyers so Bernie can advertise her carpentry and handyperson business. Then we headed to meet our new friends.

Larry and Christina follow our blog and when they found out we’re in Michigan, they emailed us to invite us to park in their driveway. We pulled up to smiling faces and open arms. They offered us the use of their shower and washer and dryer. They treated us to dinner and cake!

While Mar did the laundry, our new friends helped Bernie try to set up the satellite dish, but we still can't get it to work. Mar is disappointed that she still can't watch the Food Network in Bella.

After a full day we finally retired to Bella, where Mar went to work on the new online class she’s teaching.


Anonymous said...

Ok, I will be the thrid to ask this question, hopefully you will answer. It would be helpful to others if you would share with us how you determine what is appropriate and safe for an overnight stay and how if at all do you go about getting permission to park at these places you stay at.

Mar and Bernie said...

We didn't see the two questions you refer to.

How to determine what is appropriate and safe depends on the place and situation, it is different every time.

Basically we go with our gut feeling, if one of us doesn't feel comfortable, we leave.

We usually get to our parking spot at night. If there is night security or a manager, we ask them. If not, we park in an out of the way corner and go in in the morning.

Each place is different with different circumstances, so there are no "rules" we can tell people to follow.