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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Monday, July 25, 2016

More Hot Weather, The Truck Is Ready and A Change Of Plans.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

The bad habit was back again last night. After only a couple of hours sleep I was once again taking a Tylenol and sitting at the computer in hopes that I’d soon be able to go back to bed. Due to Kathy’s allergies during this high heat the only way she can survive is to close the windows and run the Air Conditioner. When the temperatures were bearable we both slept soundly the entire night with the windows open. We are so looking forward to cooler temperatures and then maybe I’ll sleep every night. The Humidex at 3:00 this morning was still at 99 F (37 C) so there was no reason to wonder why the A.C. was still running at that time. 

Just before I returned to bed this morning our area was hit by a severe thunderstorm. It pounded the trailer for well over an hour but by morning the only evidence was the standing water on the patios. After breakfast I decided to check the rain gauge we have planted in our Fairy Garden. Looking at the gauge it showed we received seven eighths of an inch of rain. Looking inside the Fairy Garden the water was level to the top of the rim. 
This evening's Sunset.
Shortly after lunch I headed over to do our laundry in the Park Laundry Room. Surprisingly for a Monday there were only a few people doing their cleaning. The fact that the Humidex was only 104 F (40 C) might have had something to do with it. Around 2:00 Kathy called my cell phone telling me the truck was ready. She had been indisposed when the message came in so I called Jim at Windsor Gas and Diesel to get more information. The part came in while they were having lunch so that was the first thing they worked on afterwards. There had been a couple of broken solder joints and a burnt crystal. Now everything is working according to their meters and the truck fired up the instant they turned the key. The entire cost is less than using a new Processor from Ford and it now has a lifetime warrantee. Since we are going to Windsor tomorrow we’ll pick the truck up then. 
Brisket Burger with sauerkraut, Greek Salad and fruit cup.
Back at the trailer it felt good to be where it was cool for a while even as we put our folded clothes away. Around 5:00 while Kathy busied herself making a wonderful Greek Salad I was outside grilling a couple of Brisket Burgers on our Weber Q. Even with the heat set on low each time I closed the lid it only took a minute for the heat to reach four hundred degrees inside. 
Our Fur Grandkid Sanford.
While celebrating our granddaughter Kylla’s birthday yesterday our daughter Karen had asked us to house and puppy sit next weekend. After supper she called with a change of plans. Being retired helps us to be flexible with our plans. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.


She was engaged to a boyfriend with a wooden leg but broke it off.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Making Use of Indoor Time and Fun Family Celebration.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

I am hoping that this does not become a habit. It seems lately the only way that I’m getting a full night of sleep is to proceed it with a restless one. Kathy it seems as soon as her head hits the pillow the next thing she remembers is waking up in the morning. 
Kathy with granddaughter Kylla.
After another late start to breakfast we finally got to the computers by 9:00 this morning. Having already glanced outside at the sky I knew things weren’t too promising. Checking the Weather Network only confirmed my suspicions and within a half hour we only had to watch the drizzling rain covering our neighbour’s patio. That meant the grass was being watered by nature and I could spend most of the day doing data entries on my computer. 
For lunch Kathy made certain there would be nothing in the fridge that would spoil so after she recreated a few things we had an early but tasty lunch. Kathy insisted on doing the dishes by herself while I continued copying the particular file even though the rain had finally stopped.  
Sanford wondering why Kylla and Ashley are posing like that.
At 2:30 we were on our way to Windsor where our first stop at Guardian Storage netted us the end of the week’s mail which contained a Thank You from our friend Kathie for what we did to make the Memorial Celebration a success. Strangely from the storage yard we were headed back to Kathie’s apartment where I had to remeasure a sill plate that I was going to make for her. With everything going on the day of the Memorial for Ross I had failed to mark things down so of course I forgot the exact sizes.  
We couldn’t stay long because we were on our way to our daughter Karen’s home for our granddaughter Kylla’s twenty-first birthday celebration. Even with the morning showers we had the Humidex was still 108 F (42 C) by 4:30 so we felt quite comfortable sitting inside the Air Conditioned house. Our son-in-law Greg was busy outside smoking Spare Ribs and grilling Chicken Kabobs. Soon Greg’s parents Ray and Rose as well as Kevin and Melissa arrived with Cameron and Matthew. Karen had been busy sautéing a number of vegetable dishes and making a great Caesar’s Salad.  
The expression says it all.
The food was all delicious and the temptation to go back for seconds was great but I only had seconds on the salad and baked beans. As most of us were finishing our meal Kylla’s sister Ashley and her boyfriend Derek finally arrived after having just gotten off of work.  
Sanford looking for his gift.
Letting our meal digest it was Kylla’s turn to open her gifts which she was more than appreciative of. Sandford kept looking in the gift bags and it wouldn’t be until later that we knew what he was doing. Every year at Christmas he gets his own gifts and with a little help finishes opening them himself so he was looking for his gift. Don’t forget he is a Furkid as well. After enjoying a tasty piece of cake along with a cup of Tea, it was past 8:00 by the time everyone started saying their goodbyes. After arriving Home I’ve since E-mailed pictures to both Kylla and Karen.  
Hopefully we’ll soon be hearing some positive news about the truck so that I can get some of the work done on it that I need to do. We are also looking forward to some slightly cooler temperatures that are supposed to be heading to our area. Finally, we are also going to be adding something new to our Krackers section of our blog because we believe many can use a few Words of Inspiration. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration 

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the world. 

Albert Schweitzer, German physician, humanitarian