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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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Visits and a couple of problems.

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Just reading the title of this post most people would  think Oh-Oh they had a bad visit but that is not the case at all. After lunch today my Aunt and cousin stopped in for a scheduled visit. This was their first time to our new apartment and were suprised that it was as small as we had told them. They had thought we had been teasing them. We were enjoying talking about our pasts and growing years. Some of the memories even welled up tears of appreciation for accomplishments of what was needed to survive during those difficult conditions. In todays society things that happened many years ago would never be tolerated.

My Aunt Anna and Cousin Jackie
Towards the end of our visit with my Aunt and cousin our daughter Karen called wondering if we could help her out. Good friends Denise and Peter had come to town to visit for a few days. Unfortunately they had left Kitchener in such a rush this morning that Peter had forgot to pack his mask and hose for his CPAP machine. They were hopeful that we might have backups so that he would not have to go pay an arm and a leg for replacements. They were in luck! Peter has what both Kathy and I have which is Sleep Apnea a disorder that causes you to stop breathing many times per hour throughout the course of the night. In order to stay alive we use CPAP machines to force air into our lungs when we stop breathing.

They arranged to stop by to pick it up after 3 p.m. While we were going through our storage closet Kathy noticed liquid leaking inside one of the bins. This bin contained all the toiletries and cleaners that are taken in from our trailer at the end of the season so that it will not freeze. Kathy panicked and started pull things out of the bin onto the floor before she brought it to the sink she didn't know there was a crack in the bin.. A number of things will have to be replaced but it wasn't as bad as we thought. There was a small jug of Clorox colour safe bleach in the bottom of the bin that had somehow gotten pinched and was the cause of the leak.

After we finished cleaning up I brought out the containers ruined by the bleach to the recycle. While going down I brought the hose and mask for Peter to use and as I was dropping off the recycle they drove up right next to me. Peter was very appreciative and said they would work just fine.

A couple of hours later we finished reorganizing the closet again then we ran a few errands. We also  decided on the spur of the moment to use one of our Christmas gift cards and have dinner out at the Michigan Diner in Tecumseh. It is very much into a retro decor with fast service,good prices, large portions and great tasting food. We always order off the seniors menu and still bring home leftovers for lunch tomorrow. As we were finishing our meal Karen, Greg, all the kids, Denise and Peter came walking in. What a surprise since this was unplanned. First they stopped by to say hello, then as we were leaving we stopped to say good-bye.

From there we head back out to Kevin and Melissa's for our Wednesday night visit. This also gave Melissa time to put out many of the desserts that weren't eaten the other day. Her theory is if we help to make them disappear she won't be as tempted to eat them herself. Good for her, bad for us because even with just having eaten a big meal with all those sweets in front of you they just go down so nice. I thought I was going to get a head start on my New Years Resolution. Oh Well!

It's all about time.


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