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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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Scratching Things Off Our To-Do List and Stormy Weather.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Even though we watched the 11 o’clock Local News last night we both managed to be awake shortly after 8:00 this morning. The fact that the outside temperature was already 61 F (16 C) and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky might have had something to do with it. Even before we sat down to have our breakfast we were busy opening our windows so we could enjoy as much of the fresh air as we could get. By 9:30 we had not only finished our morning Coffee/Tea but our reading at the Computers and were refocusing ourselves on what we wanted to do with our day.

Kathy wanted to do some rearranging in the closet. Even though she worked at changing many of our regular clothing hangers yesterday she didn’t take the time to organize it. That’s what she did this morning until we had a late lunch. 
Our new over the door Towel Bar.

The other night when we were at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s Home I used the vise in their garage to reshape the top of an Door-Top Towel Bar. I had it the perfect size for the thickness of the door but the door would not close properly with it on. Yesterday I tried Plan B which meant cutting the piece of the bracket on the outside of the door off. Continuing with Plan B this morning I had to file the bracket far enough so that it wouldn’t hit the door frame. Holding metal by hand and filing it to the needed shape is not as easy as it sounds but I finally had it installed by the time Kathy called me for our late lunch. 

We weren’t quite sure what to have for lunch but since we had two bottles of Maple Syrup open in the fridge a plan was made to make them one. We had Pancakes with Butter and Maple Syrup with fruit on the side for dessert. The empty bottle made its way to the Recycle Bin
WE-Boost and Router now mounted above the Mantel
where it used to sit.
After Kathy washed the Dishes she had some Bookkeeping and Research that she wanted to do. 
Modem mounted vertically on opposite side
of swing-arm bracket.
Last year when we moved into our new Home the easiest way to set up our Internet Modem and Router was to simply lay them on our Fireplace Mantel and the wires held them in place. When I made the To-Do List the other day of things needing to done before we leave that was one of the things marked down. Our living room television is mounted on a swing arm which leaves a lot of empty space behind the set. After taking lots of measurements I started first moving our Cell Phone/Internet WE/Boost then mounting the Modem and Routers vertically behind the television. The television still latches securely for travel and the Mantel is free of Electronics and Wires
No more electronics or wires on our Mantel.
Forgot to take a before picture.
Kathy was still on her Laptop researching so I started getting things ready to solder the wire harnesses for Multi Waffle LEDs together. While in Quartzsite this past winter we had a problem with leaving our Security Lights on. That issue was resolved but installing Indicator Switches in place of the originals. We also considered changing the Security Lights themselves but they were expensive and they were not as bright as the original Incandescent Bulbs. When someone suggested soldering the leads to Multiple Waffle LED Boards together I started measuring. Once these are finished and installed each Security Light will produce over Seventeen Hundred Lumens of light and combined they will draw less then a quarter of the power of a single Incandescent Bulb.

I got everything ready inside but planned on doing the soldering outside. The sky suddenly filled with dark clouds so I wasn’t going to start soldering in the rain. Checking the Weather Network it showed our area was under the threat of Severe Thunderstorms.

Since it was already supper time and we weren’t sure what to cook and Kathy was tired; we decided to go to the 19th Hole Restaurant at the front of the Park instead. We enjoyed their Cod Fish and Chips plus we didn’t have to cook it nor clean the dishes. The rain had started but didn’t get heavy until after we got into the R.V.

Back Home we had barely closed the door when the Rain started coming down so hard on the roof it sounded like a drum. We’ll get a few more of those cells tonight but hopefully they won’t be as severe. We’ll hopefully scratch a few more things off our To-Do List tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Scratching Off A Few Chores, Meeting Our New Neighbour and More To Do.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Even with the cooler temperatures last night we both managed to sleep soundly until the Sun started peaking around the corners of the window shades. After having breakfast and doing our morning reading we started working at getting some of the smaller things that we need to accomplish completed.

Yesterday while we were out in public at the Mall, Grocery Store or Visiting with our grandson last evening we somehow picked something up that left us both with scratchy throats and feeling achy. Strangely it’s not that time of year but it didn’t matter. Wanting to get things accomplished while your anchor is dragging is no easy task. 

For lunch we had Chicken and Wild Rice Soup which seemed to get a few things feeling better. Kathy then finished filling in the paperwork so we could submit the claim for my CPAP Mask Liners to our Supplemental Health Care Insurance while I gathered the trash and recycle from the containers.

Kathy then refocused her attention on the bedroom closet. While we were away last winter we found that Camping World carries special plastic clothes hangers for RVs. They have a shorter hook so that the clothes don’t drag on the floor or second clothing bar. The hook is made so they have to be pushed onto the bar not lifted off. After our Clothing Bar failure on our way south last fall we got the few packs they had in stock to try. Having success with them we continued getting more any time we found them but Kathy didn’t always have a chance to switch the clothes over. This afternoon that was her goal. Not only did she switch the remainder of the hangers but she found some cold weather clothes that will be brought back to our Storage Unit until the fall. The old hangers will be donated to the Goodwill.

We have a mailbox at the front of the Park so instead of waiting until we return to Windsor I walked up to the front of the park to mail it. Back Home I took all the trash and recycle that I gathered earlier and walked it to the Park Trash and Recycle Area. Because I haven’t been exercising enough lately my neck was really bothering me so I stopped in at the Park Exercise Room. As mentioned in the past, it’s not much but it’s better then nothing and by the time I returned Home I was feeling much better.

With plans to scratch at least one of the things I need to do off our list I went out to retrieve my hacksaw from the toolbox in the basement. I’d no sooner closed the basement door when our new neighbour Stan introduced himself. Even though I politely excused myself a number of times it wasn’t until Kathy called me to grill our supper that he allowed me to go with the promise that we’ll have a visit when we are not so busy. 

Kathy made a wonderful Salad to go with the Hotdogs I was grilling. Because the Hotdogs were still slightly frozen I managed to cut both the brackets with the hacksaw while they were cooking. As long as we continue working at these chores whenever we have a chance we are sure they’ll be finished by the time we head south in the fall. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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