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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Friday, December 16, 2011

Good/Bad Day.

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

We were up early this morning so we could both help somebody very special to us. That person had to sacrifice some of their personal time in order to help the family prep for the upcoming holiday. So both Kathy and I helped them get things straightened around on their home front today. Magically we were finished and on our way before noon that was Good.

The Bad part came when we decided to stop at a local fast food place for a quick lunch. We were discussing plans for this coming weekend when a gentleman by the name of Alfred asked if that was our nice looking truck out front. Being very proud of it we both chimed Yes it was. Alfred then informed us that a blue Montana mini-van had backed into it and immediately sped away. Good news Alfred also managed to write down the full license number.

After getting the phone number of the area police department I was able to give them all the information Alfred had given us as well as his name and phone number if they needed a statement from him. What is not good is that this happened in a parking lot (private property). This means that even if they confront the gentleman about this incident even with proof of the damage on his vehicle he can still say it's not his problem. The only time the police can do anything in a case like this is if it takes place on a street or roadway (public property). If he's willing to surrender his insurance information then I'm only out the frustration of the incident that is Good. If he doesn't then we are out of pocket that is Bad $$$$.

Since we didn't have anything planned for this afternoon we drove to our favourite bodyshop. It's Bad news when you pull into their parking lot and they recognize your vehicle and greet you by name.  After they examined the truck they pointed out a buckle in the fender that I didn't see before behind the destroyed trim that's Bad. Every vehicle we've owned we have brought to them for repainting and repairs. Back in May the day before we put our house on the market a neighbour backed into it our truck destroying the drivers door. He claimed he didn't see it but did make everything good for us.

After we got home we were packing our suitcase for tomorrows trip when the police called. They informed us they had tracked down the Motana's owners and were having a talk with them but they'll get back to us in the next few days. Good/Bad? We don't know yet!

I must apologize to those that follow our blog  because I have not gotten around to personally Thanking You for doing so. I recently was told that our 10 year old grandson Tyler reads our blog most of the time and lets his family know what Grandma and Grampa are up to. Thanks Tyler!

We leave in the morning for our son's home in Beamsville, that's Good. It's nine days to Christmas, again Good. Ninety-Five days and it's Spring. Really GOOD!

Well lets all enjoy something else that is all Good. Let's look at more Christmas Lights but tonight we are only going to look at one house. The display stretches down the street; they must own a lot of property.

It's about time.


A couple of cows are talking in the field. One says,
"Have you heard about the mad cow disease that's going around?"
"Yeah," the other cow replies. "Makes me glad I'm a penguin."


  1. Sorry about your truck. Just a thought: Do you carry uninsured driver insurance on your auto policy? I wonder if that could help you with the expenses if the deadbeat won't give his insurance info or maybe doesn't have any.

  2. so sorry to hear about your truck...sure hope the idiot gives his insurance information...but where he didn't even bother to stop...that tells me no integrity-very nice of Alfred to come in and find you folks and tell you about it...good luck will be watching for an update..have a wonderful visit with your family..

  3. sorry to hear about your truck!..hope the repair goes quickly and is light on the wallet!!

  4. What a shame your truck got hit. So what the cops are saying is that they can't do anything on private property? What about a robbery?

    I would advise you to turn it into your insurance company. They can go after the hit and run driver and at least send a threatening letter. That often works! It should only cost your your deductible and shouldn't cause your rates to increase since it was not your fault. Good luck. (used to be claim adjuster)