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 our time to follow our dreams.

What about you? Wouldn't you say, "It's about time".

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cool Errands and Saving the Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

With not having anything pressing planned for today we both seemed to have no problems sleeping last night. We probably had more trouble waking up this morning because we were sleeping so soundly. I had a hard time opening my eyes after 8:00 and it was closer to 9:00 before Kathy woke up. After having breakfast Kathy was surprised that I had already finished my morning reading. 

I went outside to check on the fuel level in the truck, to return some tools I’d recently used and to bring in my drill that I plan on replacing the power cord on. After getting back in the apartment I busied myself shredding a bunch of documents and notes that we are constantly revising so I could empty our recycle bin. 

In an attempt to cut back on our food intake both Kathy and I are finding that we can share a sandwich and a piece of fruit while still feel quite satisfied. Lately I have been exercising but Kathy hasn’t had that opportunity as yet so it wasn’t long after lunch before we headed out for a walk. We used running an errand as an excuse by walking over to the Metro Grocery Store. We went for supplies that we will need for our contribution to the Pot Luck at a Halloween party that we’ll be attending this Saturday night at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s home. 

We did stop on the return at the Tim Horton’s for a coffee to try to warm up and do a little people watching while we were at it. The temperature reached a high of 55 F (13 C) today but with the wind chill we were both chilled through. Luckily the walk from the coffee shop was a short one so we didn’t feel like a couple of popsicles by the time we got home. This might be an indication for us to pull our heavier coats out of the closet. 

By the time we put everything away it was only a short while later that it was time to start preheating our Weber Q. Tonight I grilled a nice Salmon fillet that Kathy had seasoned. Kathy also made a wonderful salad to go with it. By the time we finished eating we were both feeling very full. 

Moments ago we received a call from our grandson Tyler who needed a favor. He has a school project due for tomorrow about Owls. He hasn’t been able to find anything the right size that he could use so he asked if I could print up a picture for him. When he comes to get it he’ll be happy to know that both those pictures I took on our first Snowbirding winter. His mom is driving him over to get them shortly. 

Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

More than a third of all adults hit their alarm clock's "snooze" button each morning-an average of three times before they finally get up.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Great Date.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Before going to bed last night I prepped things so that I could get an early start on the laundry this morning. The big problem with that was my brain went on to high alert continually waking every half hour until just before 6:00 in the morning. At that point I finally fell into a very deep sleep that I didn’t wake up from until nearly 8:30 this morning. 

After hearing cussing coming from my mouth at myself I went into overdrive getting breakfast ready, opening the blinds and sorting the laundry. Even with the blinds open the cloud covering was so thick that we needed to turn the lights on to see in the apartment. Hearing the ruckus I was making back in the bedroom Kathy was soon joining me in the dining room. 

It was close to 9:30 by the time I got to the laundry room and was shocked to find a lot of people with the same idea already doing their laundry. Slowly as the machines became available I managed to get everything washed. I had a load in the dryers before I finished loading the washers. It made for a more challenging day but I finally made it upstairs with the last of the laundry folded just after 12:30. We enjoyed a light lunch that Kathy had waiting for us by the time I returned. 
After eating we put the clothes away together before getting a chance to do some reading on the computers until 2:30 this afternoon. At that point we were heading out the door for a date.

It has been a while since we have had a chance to go to the movies so today was the day. We have read a lot of movie trailers and RV blogs that have said how much they enjoyed Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer”. Since we are both fans of Denzel even though we had read about there being a lot of blood in this particular movie it was done in such a way that made most of it very believable. We both gave it two thumbs up and the best part was that we are still using gift cards so it didn’t cost us anything to see it. 

Back at the apartment by 7:00 we shared some Honey Garlic Spare Ribs that Kathy had set to cook in the Crock Pot immediately after lunch. She finished it off with steamed Broccoli for a side. 

We got an E-mail that Melissa is working overtime tomorrow so we won’t be seeing them until Saturday Night but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be busy because we are less than 66 days before we head south again. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


The World's Great Proverbs

Cheats never prosper.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Getting Back Into a Routine.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Just prior to watching the 11 o’clock news last night we had been watching a movie on another channel. It was so interesting that we didn’t switch over to the local news channel until nearly 11:15. That move was just on time to catch the local news weather forecast and as soon as it was finished we immediately switched back to the movie losing less than three minutes of it. Unfortunately it didn’t finish until midnight. I have spoken in the past that both Kathy and I have Sleep Apnea it is very important that we maintain our regular sleeping times. That combined with a glass of non-Decaffeinated pop yesterday resulted in a very restless night for the both of us. 
After Kathy finally woke up I had breakfast put together fairly quickly as it was only coffee and cereal. The Weather Channel tried to brighten our day by saying that the sun may shine but the rest of the day was supposed to be rain with only a slight rise in temperature. Off to the computers we went until our reading was complete.
Once I returned to the office/exercise room Kathy headed for the living room where she indulged in her passion for reading while for only the second time since last winter did I adhere to my schedule to get back into my fitness routine since my surgery last year. It always amazed me how a lot of huffing and puffing takes away all the discomforts that your body has and you feel much more invigorated for it. My workout lasted just over an hour but I am starting to feel my former energy level return.
We saw this little bit of sun this afternoon.
As the weather forecasters stated the rain came to our area this evening but what they hadn’t predicted was the distant sound of thunder. With only a light breeze I was still able to grill a couple slices of Ham on the Weber. Kathy in the meantime was busy once again sautéing mushrooms and onions in Balsamic vinegar making for a delightfully tasty supper. 
Tomorrow we have definite plans so hopefully I’ll be able to tell you about it when I get home 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 have a drawer full of ketchup and hot sauce packets from fast-food restaurants.