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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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Appointments and Errands.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Not one of our favorite things to do but we had to set the alarm clock to get up early this morning. Why bother! Whenever we set the alarm I barely sleep to begin with so I was up before the alarm went off anyway. For the tests that Kathy was having today she was allowed to have a light breakfast but it had to be consumed before 7:30 this morning. She had orange juice and toast while I had my usual cereal and coffee. Once Kathy had eaten and dressed she reclined in the living room in order to catch up on some of her lost sleep.

It was shortly after 8:30 when we left the apartment and headed to the west side of Windsor not for Kathy but for me. This was the day for my scheduled yearly physical at my family doctor’s. Since my appointment was so early there was only one other person in the waiting room when we arrived. Kathy sat with me until a woman and her sick kids walked in coughing and sneezing without trying to cover their mouths.

My doctor was impressed with my examination saying that I’m in good health now he just needs me to get some blood tests done and other tests I had done years ago redone. Two reasons for those tests are because of family history and the high risk occupation that I had as a career.

When I was finished Kathy and I looked around the nearby strip mall to use up some time before her appointment. We were surprise how much the area has changed since the last time we were there.

By the time we arrived at the parking lot we planned on using it was full up. We figured we’d bite the bullet and pay at the higher priced Hotel Dieu Hospital parking lot. As we parked the car a couple pulled up behind us and offered us their All-Day ticket they had purchased. Their test hadn’t taken as long as they expected and they were happy enough to pass the ticket along.

We had been sitting in the waiting room we’d been told to go to patiently waiting for Kathy to be called when a nurse she’d met yesterday recognized her. She told us we were in the wrong area and brought us to where we belonged. Again Kathy was injected with radioactive material so the pictures of her heart would show up clearly. Today however they had Kathy walking on a treadmill that they kept changing the elevation on. When her blood pressure hit 259/110 they stopped the test. After a brief rest they got the X-rays that they needed. Now we have to wait for the doctor to call with the results.

After eating lunch in the hospital cafeteria we went upstairs to visit with our friends Bill and Vera. Unfortunately since Bill had the surgery to remove blood from his brain his condition seems to have deteriorated. Again all we can do is pray for his recovery.

On the way home we stopped at the Metro Grocery Store for bread and milk and walked out with a few more things that we also needed. 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

You talk back to characters on a movie screen.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Things Sure Have a Way of Changing!

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

As I’ve written before Kathy was born with a congenital heart defect that affects her breathing and what her body can tolerate compared to people born with a normal heart. Most of the time she enjoys a fairly normal life style and many of you probably wouldn’t realize she even has any problem. She had very thorough testing back in 2003 where the problem was first discovered. Since then her symptoms have been controlled with medication and she has learned to listen to her body at least most of the time. This requires her to stop and rest on occasion.

In the last two years she has been having more than her normal shortness of breath. On occasion she experiences a slight fluttering of her heart after some of her more strenuous activities. Eleven years have passed since she had a thorough testing so her Cardiologist (The one with the bad bedside manners) has decided to proceed with tests that will double check to see how well the blood is flowing to her heart. This is important because she could require additional help to keep it functioning so that she can continue leading a near normal life.

Today was the first of two days that she goes to the hospital as an outpatient for testing and evaluation. Today the tests were not as demanding as they’ll be tomorrow but the day was hectic because of going from one appointment to another. We will keep everyone posted in time what the doctors find and if there are any changes being made to Kathy’s lifestyle.

With our hearts set on the grilled fish fillets last night we didn’t even think to cook them any other way than on the Weber. So with that mindset that was what we did tonight and the fish went perfectly with the pasta sidedish and vegetables that Kathy cooked up. 
Kylla in her new car. She drove straight from the dealership to show us.
Just as we were sitting down at the computers this evening our granddaughter Kylla called saying she was heading over to show us her new to her car. Since she is attending nursing school she needs to have her own vehicle. Her dad Greg is a shrewd negotiator and bargained a better deal than she could have ever expected to get. Since she is also working she will be making her own payments that will make her more responsible for her own future. 
Kylla happy and proud of her new car. 
She insisted on taking us for a ride and ended up taking us to McDonalds for an ice cream treat. We got a chance to congratulate her on her very first car once we got back at the apartment. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

Wife: Did you know that most accidents happen in the kitchen?


Husband: Yes I know, I've eaten most of them.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Topsy Turvy Plans.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

When I was growing up I always heard that Sunday was a day of rest. Unfortunately once I was a teenager my father always found something for me to help him work on and then when I was in the working world I had very few Sundays off. Now that we are retired you’d think I could finally rest and even sleep in. Then why is it that most Sundays like today I lay awake in bed until I finally get up just after 7:00 in the morning.

I’d finished my morning reading by the time Kathy got up just after 8:00. She really knows how to sleep in too! Watching The Weather Network while having our breakfast showed that we will definitely be back into the hot summer temperatures for the next week which will also increase our risk for thunderstorms.


Back at the computers a few more bloggers managed to write and we did a little more research. Around 10:00 Kathy went to do some reading in the other room while I managed to get in my workout that I didn’t do yesterday. I actually got in nearly two hours of exercise before Kathy called me for lunch. 

Once we’d enjoyed our soup and sandwich I definitely needed to freshen up so Kathy went back to her reading while I had a shower. By the time I went back to the living room Kathy had found a movie that we’d never seen. During the commercials we were discussing what I’d be grilling on the Weber for supper. Just before the movie ended thunder started rolling in and the rain started coming down in driving sheets. We watched the 6 o’clock News and the continuing storm out the balcony door. 

Since I’d be unable to grill supper in the rain we ended up wearing our raincoats and going to A&W where using a coupon we enjoyed a tasty meal. As we were about to return to the apartment the rain stopped and the sun came out for the first time today. Since we’d defrosted some nice fish fillets for supper and had to put them in the fridge guess what we’ll be having for supper tomorrow evening. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Pictures taken in
Tennessee.


Krackers

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