It's about time.

I'm sure there are many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your children. Buying a home and paying all the bills that are related to being homeowners and parents.
Our family has grown up and started families of their own. We're now retired and don't need a big home with all its work and expenses. We've downsized our belongings, sold our house, and upgraded our trailer.
Now it's our time to follow our dreams.

What about you? Wouldn't you say, "It's about time".

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Great Date.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Before going to bed last night I prepped things so that I could get an early start on the laundry this morning. The big problem with that was my brain went on to high alert continually waking every half hour until just before 6:00 in the morning. At that point I finally fell into a very deep sleep that I didn’t wake up from until nearly 8:30 this morning. 

After hearing cussing coming from my mouth at myself I went into overdrive getting breakfast ready, opening the blinds and sorting the laundry. Even with the blinds open the cloud covering was so thick that we needed to turn the lights on to see in the apartment. Hearing the ruckus I was making back in the bedroom Kathy was soon joining me in the dining room. 

It was close to 9:30 by the time I got to the laundry room and was shocked to find a lot of people with the same idea already doing their laundry. Slowly as the machines became available I managed to get everything washed. I had a load in the dryers before I finished loading the washers. It made for a more challenging day but I finally made it upstairs with the last of the laundry folded just after 12:30. We enjoyed a light lunch that Kathy had waiting for us by the time I returned. 
After eating we put the clothes away together before getting a chance to do some reading on the computers until 2:30 this afternoon. At that point we were heading out the door for a date.

It has been a while since we have had a chance to go to the movies so today was the day. We have read a lot of movie trailers and RV blogs that have said how much they enjoyed Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer”. Since we are both fans of Denzel even though we had read about there being a lot of blood in this particular movie it was done in such a way that made most of it very believable. We both gave it two thumbs up and the best part was that we are still using gift cards so it didn’t cost us anything to see it. 

Back at the apartment by 7:00 we shared some Honey Garlic Spare Ribs that Kathy had set to cook in the Crock Pot immediately after lunch. She finished it off with steamed Broccoli for a side. 

We got an E-mail that Melissa is working overtime tomorrow so we won’t be seeing them until Saturday Night but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be busy because we are less than 66 days before we head south again. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


The World's Great Proverbs

Cheats never prosper.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Getting Back Into a Routine.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Just prior to watching the 11 o’clock news last night we had been watching a movie on another channel. It was so interesting that we didn’t switch over to the local news channel until nearly 11:15. That move was just on time to catch the local news weather forecast and as soon as it was finished we immediately switched back to the movie losing less than three minutes of it. Unfortunately it didn’t finish until midnight. I have spoken in the past that both Kathy and I have Sleep Apnea it is very important that we maintain our regular sleeping times. That combined with a glass of non-Decaffeinated pop yesterday resulted in a very restless night for the both of us. 
After Kathy finally woke up I had breakfast put together fairly quickly as it was only coffee and cereal. The Weather Channel tried to brighten our day by saying that the sun may shine but the rest of the day was supposed to be rain with only a slight rise in temperature. Off to the computers we went until our reading was complete.
Once I returned to the office/exercise room Kathy headed for the living room where she indulged in her passion for reading while for only the second time since last winter did I adhere to my schedule to get back into my fitness routine since my surgery last year. It always amazed me how a lot of huffing and puffing takes away all the discomforts that your body has and you feel much more invigorated for it. My workout lasted just over an hour but I am starting to feel my former energy level return.
We saw this little bit of sun this afternoon.
As the weather forecasters stated the rain came to our area this evening but what they hadn’t predicted was the distant sound of thunder. With only a light breeze I was still able to grill a couple slices of Ham on the Weber. Kathy in the meantime was busy once again sautéing mushrooms and onions in Balsamic vinegar making for a delightfully tasty supper. 
Tomorrow we have definite plans so hopefully I’ll be able to tell you about it when I get home tomorrow night. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You Might Be a Redneck If

You have a drawer full of ketchup and hot sauce packets from fast-food restaurants.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wrapping More Things Up.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Since we don’t want to turn the heat on in the apartment sooner than we really have to last night we slept with the windows closed. Why would we do a thing like that you ask. Last night’s temperature dropped to the freezing mark with a Wind Chill that made it cooler yet.  The cooler temperatures were also good at keeping the covers on which helped us to both sleep undisturbed until it was time to get up. I was wide awake by 7:30 and Kathy woke just before 8:00 this morning. 

The Weather Channel looked a bit more promising today showing the temperature to reach 52 F (11 C) for a high with plenty of sunshine and far less wind. After breakfast we busied ourselves on the computers until it was time to finish a few more chores. 

The first thing I did was to wrap our Air Conditioner for the winter since we’re not expecting any temps in the high eighties anytime soon and to keep the cold air out. Once I was done with that Kathy took over cleaning the balcony door windows. It seems no matter how often she cleans them within a few days they are nearly as dirty as before. 

I headed to the truck to find a particular screwdriver that I needed for another job. Once I had what I wanted I retrieved a letter from the car that we kept forgetting to mail and walked over to the local Post Office to finally send it on its way. 

Setting our working table cover on the dining table I then started disassembling a small sized vertical fan that we have in our bedroom that helps circulate the air when it gets too warm. For some reason it just didn’t seem to move the air the way it used to. When I opened the casing I was surprised to find a large amount of dust that had built up inside it. There was also a sticker that had once been pasted to the inside of the casing had become dislodged and was now filling over half the birdcage of the fan. Once it was totally cleaned and reassembled the fan moved the air the way it used to. 

Having soup to warm up and a half sandwich for lunch we managed a few more minutes at the computer before we headed out the door. With the sun shining it felt good to be on the road. 

We soon arrived at the new Belle River Arena to watch our Grandson Tyler’s hockey team play. If you recall Kathy and I never paid any attention to sports until our grandsons got involved. Another thing you might recall is that our grandson Tyler and his friend Ethan were away with their families last weekend and are again away on a school outing this weekend. Kathy has become a big fan of this team to the point where we haven’t missed any of their games so far. Kathy has also researched online the meaning of the different signals the Referees are indicating when the give a penalty that she tells me and others around her what they are. 

As I have been saying lately about this team even when they don’t have a full team on the bench those that are playing put their hearts into the game. Tyler’s team was playing the way they should and had the game at three nothing in their favor. The Referees called two penalties that I saw totally different. This put the team down by two players at which point the other team was finally able to score. Afterwards as soon as the puck dropped on center ice the forward broke away with it and scored the last goal of the game which ended 4 – 1 in favor of Tyler’s team. 

On the way home we stopped for a short visit with our daughter Karen. We told her about the game results while she showed us the family pictures that they had recently had done. Poor Sanford was disappointed that I wouldn’t go outside to play ball in the muddied up backyard with him. 

Tomorrow we’ll try to get more things ready before we head south in under 68 days. Kathy and I are presently sitting at the computers feeling chilled to the bone. We might need to reconsider the heat. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


A guy walks into a bar and there's a horse serving drinks.

The horse asks, "What are you staring at? Haven't you ever seen a horse tending bar before?"

The guy says, "It's not that. I just never thought the parrot would sell the place."