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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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Way Too Busy and Summer’s Really Back.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Getting up before 8:00 this morning the first thing I did was to start opening the Window Shades in the living area of our Home. That was when I saw the neighbourhood Rabbit cleaning up the Clover that is growing in our driveway. He didn’t even flitch from the sound of the camera turning on. Instead he just kept working away at having his breakfast. 

It was only minutes later that Kathy came downstairs to join me for our breakfast. Last night she managed to sleep soundly and woke feeling somewhat more refreshed this morning. Normally it takes three days before she is totally recovered from a restless night.

We enjoyed our Coffees at the Computers but only after getting our morning chores finished. We kept the reading down to E-Mails and checking the Weather. If you recall a couple of weeks back it felt like we were about to have an early winter storm. This week, the very last week of summer we are getting Humidex readings in excess of the Century Mark once again.

Shortly after 10:30 we were on our way to Windsor. Even though our appointment was not until this afternoon we planned to run some errands before then.

Our first stop was at Guardian Storage to get our Mail. Through most of this summer we’ve barely gotten any mail which we have found odd. Today when I opened our box it was packed. It took some digging to get everything out. Asking the woman behind the desk if the Postman was stockpiling the mail she stated the same thing is happening where she lives in Lakeshore.

Kathy was busy sorting through everything while I drove over to Value Village to drop off a bag of clothes that Kathy wanted to donate. All the proceeds made by Value Village go to helping a number of Charities in the Local Community.

It was nearly noon so we stopped at Taco Bell for lunch. We purchased one of those Box Lunches along with a second drink that we shared. We took our time eating knowing we’d still be early getting to the Hall

We went inside the Main Assembly Hall get out of the heat since the office was closed for lunch.  Kathy did some reading while I read a Flyer that came in the mail from Princess Auto. Normally these Flyers are sent out a week ahead of the date the sale starts. This Flyer started last Tuesday so if there was anything that I would need time was running out.

When the Office reopened at 1:00 it was only a few minutes later that Dan called us in. We took care of business first addressing the changes to our Pension Payments. Back in 2008 when the market was collapsing and plants were closing both the Company Representative and the then Union Benefits Representative were overwhelmed with the number of people being forced to retire. They both made it sound like we would never see any change in our Pension but as soon as we turn 65 our Pension changes. Due to the number of years of service that I had my change was not as drastic as many.

We then had the chance to talk about Fulltime RVing and getting rid of STUFF that we all felt we needed at some time in our lives. Most times that STUFF was bought to fill the rooms of a bigger house then we really needed. In the end, the STUFF owns you and is an anchor that holds you back from being able to Travel. In the end “Less is More”. Dan and his wife both plan on retiring in four years so in the meantime they will be doing lots of Purging.

It was after 2:00 when we left the Hall but we weren’t heading Home instead we were heading across town to Princess Auto. While I was glancing through their Flyer at the Hall I found a set of RV Scissor Jacks at a price that was lower then seen in the U.S. and in Canadian Currency. While Kathy looked around the Surplus area I checked the Trailer Supply area, the Tool Section, the section with the Lifts but finally found them in an area for Fasteners. (????)

Yesterday was nearly as hot as it was today so when we shopped at Walmart we made certain we didn’t get anything that needed refrigeration or might melt since we weren’t going Home at that moment. After leaving Princess Auto this afternoon we went to the east end Zehrs grocery store where we purchased what we didn’t get yesterday. 
The corn is ready for harvest.
We were Home by 5:00 and made Wraps for supper. The 6 o’clock Local News said our Humidex only hit 106 F (41 C) today and should only hit the Century Mark for the next Five Days. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Krackers

Joke of the Day

Ever stop to think and forget to start again?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

More Appointments, Getting A Turkey and Teaching RVing 101 To Our Kids.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

While opening the downstairs Window Shades this morning I saw one of our neighbourhood rabbits enjoying a good helping of Clover near the front of our Neighbour’s Street Rod

Kathy was up shortly after me this morning even though she didn’t fall asleep until nearly 3:00 in the morning. She just couldn’t shut her mind down thinking of a Hodge-Podge of things that she wanted to do.

As soon as we were finished breakfast we moved our Coffees over to the Computers to get as much of our reading in as possible. With our having an early afternoon appointment we were cramming to just get the necessities done before we left. We got our morning chores completed before sitting down and writing a list of things we would be doing later. 

Our lunch today; we kept it simple and healthy by only having a Salad and Yogurt

We drove to our Dentist Office in Amherstburg for a 1:45 appointment time. We normally have later appointment times but none were available.  Being Retired gives us the flexibility we need for appointments. Kathy was taken first to replace a Crown that had worn off a tooth after Fifty plus Years of use. She was surprised that the procedure only took about Thirty Minutes to complete. 
Trees are already changing Colours and loosing their leaves.
Sean our Dentist was surprised to see that I was his next patient. My lower front teeth had been wearing down over time to the point I was scared to lose them. With new technology in the medical field today Sean rebuilt the four teeth in less then Forty-Five Minutes. There was no drilling like I have had in the past. He only needed to rough up the teeth, add the compound, use a laser to bond everything together then buff it down to remove any sharp edges. Times have Changed.


We were driving away before 3:00 so we thought we’d walk around Walmart. The Canadian Thanksgiving always falls on the second Monday of October which is just over two weeks away. The first thing we did was go to the meat section to see if they had brought in any Turkeys yet. We were surprised that they not only had Turkeys in stock but they had a special on them as well. The Turkeys were wrapped in different coloured plastic covers each depicting different weight ranges. The large Turkey we chose was 17 Pounds and only cost a flat $20.00. We also picked up some toiletry supplies that we’ll need when heading south before we left the store.

Our next stop was at our son Kevin’s House to drop off the Turkey. They have room in their freezer to store it and they will cook it the morning of our Merry Thanksmas Celebration.

Our next stop was Dollarama where Kathy needed to pick a few more wrapping supplies. 

It was past 4:00 by this time so we walked over to the Mealtime Diner to have supper. Their special for today was Perch in a Basket so that is what we had. We’ve written about eating there in the past. The Service is fast, the Prices reasonable and we have never been disappointed in the Taste or Quality of the food and today was no exception.

We needed to pass some time so we went over to Canadian Tire to walk around. We got the biggest kick out at seeing some of the decorations that are already out for Halloween

It was nearly 6:00 when we arrived at Kevin and Melissa’s for our weekly visit. We had a lot more to talk about tonight then usual. Since they have just purchased their very first Travel Trailer they were picking our brains on how to do different things such as dumping tanks and winterizing. A visit with them always includes lots of laughter and we had plenty to laugh about tonight.

Tomorrow we have more errands and an appointment to take care of but hopefully we have time to get something accomplished on our To-Do List. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Krackers

Words of Inspiration

Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.

G.K. Chesterton, English Writer