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, November 28, 2011

A learning Day

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

The truck had an early appointment for a front end alignment. Unfortunately I had to drive it there. When you have learned how to sleep-in until 7:30 a.m. getting up at 6 messes you up for the rest of the day.To top it off I had a little fright when I looked out the rear view mirror and saw a cloud of blue smoke coming from the exhaust pipe.

The alignment didn't go too well. They needed to adjust the camber on the front left wheel and  didn't have a replacement part.  I have to wait for a call that the part is in and then set up another appointment. More lost sleep.

On the way home I stopped at the car dealership to find out what's happening to the truck. My friend Don White who happens to be the chief mechanic for the trucks came with me for a test drive.

Our truck is equipped with a regen filter cleaner (catilitic cleaner fo diesels) built into the exhaust system. The problem is since we are not travelling much at this time, we are still using it for city driving. Diesel engines burn cleaner at highway speeds. With city driving the unburnt diesel builds in the regen filter. Then the regen filter gets extremely hot to burn off the unburnt diesel particulates. With all the city driving we have been doing there is more build up & that takes higher heat to ignite. When this happens there appears a big blue cloud of smoke out the exhaust pipe.

A good way to fix the problem is to get on the road and travel. It is the truth but I wonder if Kathy will buy into that right now.

We went on an information seeking mission back to the mall about our new Android phones. This new technology is hard to keep up with at our ages. We need all the help we can get.

We met up with our travel companions Sandy and Gerry Bronstein for dinner at Boston Pizza. Everybody had tales of what has been happening since the last time we were together.

After dinner they came back to our apartment and the conversation continued freely. Finally things started to get more serious as we set a date for our springtime getaway. Once that was set everyone started getting anxious for our next roadtrip.

As I said last night I'll post a few Christmas Pictures everyday until Christmas.

Enjoy the views and fantisize that we are just kids again.

It's about time.


You might be a redneck if you wake up when your dog stops barking.

1 comment:

  1. hope the truck part comes in soon!!..and then maybe go for a drive on the highway!!..I believe you!!..hopefully Kathy will too!!