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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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Busy Social Saturday.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

It seems that Kathy and I have an unwritten pact that if one of us doesn’t sleep right then neither does the other. Most of the time it is my restlessness or inability to sleep that keeps Kathy awake but not last night. Kathy was having difficulty to breathe through her nose which is not good for someone that uses a nose-pad mask connected to a CPAP machine to sleep. I woke when she got out of bed around 4:00 and went back to sleep when she returned. Unfortunately her stuffy nose didn’t allow for her to sleep in a laying down position. I watched as she got up at 6:00 to go sit in the living room recliner where she finally feel asleep. I remained awake and was making the bed by 6:15 this morning.
Kathy as a Chef and me as a Crusader.
Note Sanford making sure that we behave.
Due to her lack of sleep Kathy didn’t hear me slowly opening the curtains and getting things ready for breakfast on the counter. I had already finished my morning reading on the computer and started making the morning coffee at 8:45 when she finally woke up.
Once breakfast was finished we headed back to the computers for more reading. I made a point of getting my exercise in this morning since I overdid my cardio the other day. Just as I was about to hit the shower our friend Kathie called asking if we’d be able to bring Ross home from the hospital but that he was still waiting for his doctor to come in to release him. She said she’d call back when he was ready because she knew we were busy.
Kathy immediately started making a lite lunch so if I had to leave I wouldn’t be hungry. After eating I got my shower completed in short order. Kathy had already finished cooking the noodles and chopping the vegetables for the salad we are bringing to the party tonight by the time I returned. I helped her mix it all together and put it in smaller serving bowls. Next thing we did was wash all the dishes before I went outside to clean the back seat of the truck for passengers. I had just gotten back inside when the phone rang with Kathie telling us the doctor won’t be seeing Ross until tomorrow.
After having a lite snack in place of supper we headed to Kevin and Melissa’s in Amherstburg around 5:30. For the last four years they have held a family style Halloween Party in their garage totally decorating it for the occasion. Most times the kids are outside playing on the trampoline, swings and in the playhouse while the adults sit inside talking. With everyone bringing something to eat and drink it turns out to be a very festive night that is enjoyed by all. The assortment of costumes is always fun to see with lots of very original ideas. The only problem is there is so much to eat you are told to leave your diets at home for the evening and you waddle your way home.  
Will the real Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf please stand up?
With all the food it attracted some pests. 
Hopefully Kathy will sleep better tonight and be ready for a busy day tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

The Foggy Pictures are
due to a fog machine 
being used indoors.


Mother: How many times do I have to tell you to stay away from the mince pies?

Dennis: Never again, I just ate the last one.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Making Something of Nothing.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Even though we did manage to get a decent nights’ sleep we still slept in until nearly 8:00 this morning. The Weather Channel indicated a change in their forecast showing no sign of rain until the middle of next week and that the temperatures would be quite bearable through that time. 
Shortly before 9:00 we were on the computers answering E-mails and getting caught up on our blog reading. By mid–morning we were on our way to run a number of errands.
Our first stop was the Drug Store to pick up test strips for Kathy’s diabetic sugar monitor. A quick stop at the dollar store helped me to solve a small problem I was having. Our last stop was at the local Zehr’s grocery store for supplies and things we plan on bringing to the Halloween Party tomorrow night. We did find a few things but we were short on what we wanted for tomorrow.
We stopped at home to drop off our purchases and since it was nearly noon we had soup and a sandwich to tide us over.
Back on the road we stopped at Princess Auto where we picked up a few supplies which included some electrical contact cleaner. We have been having problems with the connection between the truck and the trailer so now that will be rectified.
Our next stop was Walmart where we picked up additional one pound propane cylinders to use on our Big Buddy Heater while we are on our way south in 63 days for the winter. We also took the time to check what they had and were able to finish our purchases there.
Back at home we again had a simple bowl of soup and we finished the last of Kathy’s Greek macaroni salad as the side. Tomorrow we’ll be scrambling to get ready for the party 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 haven't left home since the liquor store started delivering.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Making Progress.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

What a surprise we had when both Kathy and I were up shortly after 7:30 this morning. Our bodies were probably making up for all those restless nights and let us sleep the way we should. By 8:30 we were busy reading off the computers getting caught up on what is happening in Blogland. 

Shortly after Kathy started vacuuming the apartment because her allergies to dust were acting up. I was out on the balcony shaking our rugs we have inside the apartment and managed to get myself covered in the dust clouds that came from each of the rugs. 

Once I’d rested for a short while I started working on my PC where I store all of our pictures that we take. When the SD cards from our cameras start getting full I loaded them into the computer and empty the SD cards for future picture taking. Once I removed the pictures that are out of focus or pare down the repetitious ones then I will back them up on an external hard drive. 

I was in the middle of working on that when our friend Kathie called to give us a status report on Ross. Ross has been behaving himself at home since having his heart attack but his body is just retaining too much fluid. On Sunday afternoon his daughter Christine took him to ER because he was having trouble to breathe. At first they thought he was having another heart attack but after further tests found out that the extra fluid is what was causing his breathing difficulties. 

I managed to finish going through the last of the one file after lunch which helped to free up over three gig of hard drive space. Once that was finished I needed a break and since I didn’t do my exercise routine yesterday I thought that I’d get it in today. The only problem was that I overdid the time that I spent on my cardio and I had very little energy to do the weights. It was past 4:30 by the time I packed in the exercise for the day. 

For supper I once again fired up the Weber Q to grill up a couple of Hot Dogs and some Zucchini while Kathy made a small Greek macaroni salad. It still amazes us how much better things taste when they are grilled on the Weber. 

Kathy spoke with our friend Vera this evening and found out that Bill was released from hospital the other day but is still on the mend at home. We’ll be keeping all our friends in our prayers so that they can once again become healthy. 

I will try to get a bit of a workout in tomorrow in between some of the other things we need to do in preparation for the Halloween party on Saturday and before heading south in just under 64 days. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


The World's Great Proverbs

He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.