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 time to follow our dreams.

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

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Necessary Preparations.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Watching the 11 o’clock news last night it was quite a surprise that our temperature broke a twenty-five year record by climbing all the way to a high of 59 F (15 C) but as soon as the sun set the temp took a drastic drop reminding us of the time of year. With that drop outside reflecting inside it was no wonder that we spent the night under the covers instead of above. 

With breakfast over it didn’t take long for Kathy and I to head over to the computers. Once the morning reading was complete Kathy once again started finding files that were now outdated and ready to face the shredder before refocusing her efforts to catching up on her bookkeeping. After finishing my morning reading I simply rotated from my laptop to my old PC where I continued converting files. Due to my having cleaned out a number of what I thought were old operating programs not all the transfers are going smoothly. The number of files I transferred today compared to yesterday was less than half for double the amount on time because of their density and the number of photographs involved. 

This may sound very trivial to most but it is all necessary record keeping that will help us to prepare for our Fulltiming Adventure. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It’s All Progress Towards Fulltiming.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Even with the smaller load of belongings that we hauled to our Climate Controlled Storage Unit yesterday combined with the load I placed in the truck after we got home there was a noticeable emptiness in the apartment today. While having our breakfast this morning we realized there is still plenty to be done but not enough to tie us down for the two and a half months that we still have remaining before we leave the apartment. Kathy wanted to finish cooking a couple more food dishes that she didn’t get to yesterday and I wanted to continue the final document conversions off my old PC. 

As soon as we’d finished our morning coffee at the computers we both went about our planned chores. The big difference between the two was that we got a chance to sample Kathy’s achievements for lunch and supper. The only way to note my accomplishment after hours at the computer was that I’d lowered the number of files left to convert from nearly four hundred down to just over a hundred and fifty some of which just do not want to transfer. 

This evening we headed to Amherstburg for our weekly visit with our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa. When we started unloading the backseat of the truck their eyes truly lit up as if it were Christmas all over again. We passed on a lot of the smaller storage containers that we’ll no longer use but will work perfectly for someone with a young family. Also if they can’t use what we bring to them they pass it on to someone they know will benefit from it. We had our usual enjoyable visit filled with discussion of things family related as well as things that are happening at Melissa’s workplace. 

It almost felt like we were playing hooky from the purging and sorting today but we should be able to meet our deadline for beginning our Fulltiming Adventure with no problems. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Dreaming of being
on the road again pictures
of Ontario roads
taken by Kathy.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Walls Are Bare.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

It seems that Kathy and I didn’t quite get as much fresh air as we figured we did yesterday which meant we were dragging ourselves out of bed this morning. We made plans on what we wanted to accomplish today while having breakfast. Kathy planned on making this a cooking day while I planned on working on doing more downloading from my old PC. 

As soon as we finished our morning reading Kathy managed to make it to the kitchen unimpeded but she reminded me that we still had to pack away the large pictures and other wall hangings that were still hanging on the walls. That remark alone changed my focus from working on the PC to removing most everything hung on the wall and all their fastenings. With only two small shelves still hanging in our office the rest of the walls are bare. 

Now another problem arose we didn’t have any boxes or containers to pack them into. I found out what is advertised online at Home Depot or Lowes in the US is not always available in Canada. The closest boxes I found on the U-Haul site that would do the job I needed were meant for Big Screen Tvs. However when I called the local distributors they didn’t have any of those boxes but did have some for storing Pictures or Mirrors. Dah! 

Shortly after lunch when I returned from getting the boxes Kathy helped me to safely package our possessions. With the intent to load them immediately into the truck I walked those large boxes out only to find out the wind speed had increased and was trying to make kites of the boxes even as I held on. Loading the other containers was much easier because I could use the utility cart. 

At 2:30 I had to run an errand. Our daughter Karen had called last night asking if I could pick up our grandson Tyler at home by 2:45 and drop him off at the dentist two miles away and his dad Greg would pick him up on his way home from work. Tyler was waiting when I got there and five minutes later he was at his Dentist appointment and thankful for the lift. 

Back at the apartment Kathy and I headed over to Guardian Storage where we added our load of things to our possessions in our Climate Controlled Storage Unit. Even though we had food that Kathy had just cooked this morning sitting in the fridge so the flavors would blend overnight Kathy said she had a taste for tacos so a short drive away we went to Taco Bell and enjoyed a quiet supper that included some people watching. 

While watching the 6 o’clock News we could hear a rumbling sound outside and were surprised when the weatherman told us it was thunder. Looking outside rain was coming down quite intensely not what we need at this time of year but at least we don’t have to shovel rain. As I write this post the thunder continues to pound away outside. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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wanting to share with
others in Bushnell,


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