It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Another Cover-Up And A Celebration.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Last night we once again were asleep before our heads hit the pillows. It had been a busy day with a little fresh air thrown in for good measure. Of course having some of the windows open helped to make us rest more comfortably even though the temperature actually dipped below 59 F (15 C) making it inviting enough to just stay in bed to cuddle after waking this morning. We’ve been so busy lately that we haven’t been able to enjoy such a simple pleasure. 
This little guy came to visit this afternoon. Looked like a
Red-Headed Sparrow. Too small for a Female Cardinal. Any Ideas?
With the patio being slightly damp I played gardener for a short while before climbing back on the trailer thus allowing the sun to dry the morning dew from the roof. The plan was to get the second coating of Stay Kool on the roof but I wanted to add a twist to it. When I added the first coating layer I’d removed out Max-Air vent covers but not the bracketing. This morning I remedied the situation by removing the brackets and cleaning the dirt that had been hidden underneath. Other parts of the roof also needed to be wiped down as natures creations had left their calling cards to remind us we are still in their domain. 
Kevin's cake decorating skills have greatly improved.
Kathy made her Tomato/Cheddar Soup for lunch which really hit the spot and was actually refreshing.  
The See-Food Table.
With so many obstacles now removed it took just under two hours to add a second layer of the roof coating Stay Kool to the entire trailer. The first place I added the coating was by the roof ladder then worked my way forward doing only half the roof. After reaching the front I worked my way back until I had finished both sides of the roof and was standing on the already dry roof in front of the ladder. 
Matthew, proud of his new Canadian T Shirt.
Mom Melissa by his side.
Kathy then brought out the tree ornaments that we wanted to add to the trees on our site. This will not keep the birds away but will stop them from making nests in them. That will help us in our bid to keep the patio and our vehicles the colours they were meant to be.
Just have to sweeten these kids up.
After freshening up we were on our way to Amherstburg where we helped his family and other grandparents Al and Sal to celebrate our grandson Matthew’s Fourteenth birthday. It almost seems like just yesterday when he was born. In the last five years we’ve seen him develop into a fine young man. He liked all his gifts and really liked the fact that his savings account got a healthy boost. Of course Kevin and Melissa were the perfect host. Kevin made the Birthday cake and has really started to hone his skills. Melissa made certain there was every imaginable finger food available on her See-Food table. If anyone went away hungry it was their own fault. There were plenty of tales told and laughter shared but reluctantly it was soon time to head for Home. Not to worry because we’ll be seeing them all again on Monday for Matthew’s graduation from Elementary School. 
Matthew's bank account just got a boost.
By the time we got to Wildwood Golf and RV Park the Transient Section was almost full and there were plenty of campfires going to celebrate the arrival of the Weekend. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 
 
It’s about time. 

Krackers 

A Procrastinator's work is never done.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Closing One Job And Making A Quick Fix.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Last night we slept with the windows wide open and no covers were needed. The temperature stayed around the 70 F (21 C) throughout the night. It was with a little reluctance that when we saw the clock showing it was nearly 8:00 this morning that made us scramble out of bed. Kathy had a home appointment this morning and we had things to get done in preparation. While she did some minor straightening I changed the bed linens before remaking the bed.  Once the trailer was straightened up inside we sat at the computers to check things out. That was when we found out we couldn’t get online. After repeated tries we just went about doing what we could. 
After moving the truck over near the Park Clubhouse I stopped to check just how busy the Laundry Room was. It was packed and I was glad that I was waiting until after lunch to come back. I was barely Home when the phone rang announcing the Arrival of Mary from Healthy Heals. Having moved the truck allowed Mary to park on our site making it easier to haul her equipment. Due to Kathy’s diabetes and the health care coverage that we have from my former employer Kathy’s medical foot care is done right in our Home. While Mary took care of Kathy, I finished reconnecting the wires that I had rerouted when installing the Pinbox Cover to keep the birds from making more nests. 

Once Mary had left Kathy and I sat outside for a short time watching as birds attempted to get into the back of the pinboxes on our and our neighbour Bob’s trailer unsuccessfully. It was probably the same birds that had just had nests there before their broods flew the coop. It was comical in a way because the birds kept looking where the openings had once been and would sit there squawking at it before finally flying away. 

After having lunch, we again unsuccessfully tried going online on the computers. That was when I called our Internet provider. Chris remembered the problems we’d had because of all the “Ts” in the line that were taking away the signal strength, but said he’d get someone out later today. 
Kathy had bookkeeping to take care of while I went to do the laundry. Just after 2:30 it started raining hard to the point where Kathy got quite wet while closing the outer door. The rain continued for close to an hour before it finally stopped. By the time I’d finished folding the laundry the sun was starting to come out. 

Once the laundry was all put away Kathy sautéed a potato/onion/mushroom Stir Fry to go with the hotdogs that I grilled on our Weber. After watching the 6 o’clock News we again tried the internet with no luck. Not seeing anyone from Cable 1 show up I was about to run a new cable through the trailer chassis but couldn’t when it was discovered the fish used to pull the wires had broken inside its casing. Since it was getting near sunset we brought the slides in partway where I fed the coaxial cable through the seal and across the room to the modem. I used the connection from the rear of the modem at the post where I connected the new and old coaxial cables to the post. We now have a temporary Internet connection and the Cable 1 tech never did show up. I’ll reroute the cable internally at a later date. 
Tomorrow is a busy day and the weather is supposed to be perfect. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 

Krackers 

You Might Be a Redneck If 

There were Oreos on top of your wedding cake.