Bright and early this morning Dad met us and we left for Surrey; he in his big red dodge pick up with Mike and Linda’s 20 foot trailer, and Chris and I in our little Frontier. It was smoky all the way! Lots of fires burning in B.C.
We made it to Pro Line Construction at noon and after asking a few final questions, adding a few items, I double checked Don’s invoice and handed over my VISA to pay for the $12,000 plus bill. (Damn HST, insulation used to be GST exempt and the HST added $800 to our bill). Never mind, I believe it is refundable. I added more than $ 120 in VISA rewards to my card…and I will pay it off right away.
The shipping/loading staff at Pro-Line were friendly and fast! They had mostly loaded Dad’s truck and trailer before Chris and I made it out to the yard. They hoisted Chris up a few times to put corners on the load and were patient while we took our time securing all of the materials. Given the bulk of this load, Dad wanted to ensure it was tightly wrapped up!
I jokingly asked Dad if his air conditioning worked and it turns out it doesn’t! It was warm in Surrey so my father, who is 70 years old, suffered through the heat all day.
We retraced our route through Surrey and back out to Hwy #1. Gail had packed Dad a lunch so he was good to drive when we left at about 1:45. Chris and I did not have the same foresight so we went without food until Hope when we stopped at Skinny’s for lunch about 3:15. I was a bit taken aback by how big the load was and really wanted to get Dad’s unit to less crowded stopping places.
Lunch was yummy and was pretty much inhaled.
Made a few more stops and made it back to Darfield at 7:30. Dad came in at 8:00 and took the Frontier home. We will unload his truck tomorrow morning.
We are so ready to finish this roof.