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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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Accomplishment Day

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Since the sun was shining brightly and the forecast was for comfortable temperatures today the decision to work on the firepit patio was a go. Right after breakfast I headed downstairs to bring up two shopping carts to our apartment to load all the food stocks that were headed to the trailer. Of course we forgot to take pictures of them but both the shopping carts were heaping full by the time everything was loaded.

Once we had them downstairs by the laundry room Kathy stayed with the carts while I went to bring the truck around to save her all that walking. Imagine my surprise as I approached the truck to feel how cool the breeze actually was. I brought the truck around but before I started loading the truck I had to put my hoodie on. To make things simpler at the trailer we just off-loaded everything and will put it away this week on one of the predicted rainy days.
Once we were at Karen and Greg's home Kathy went in to visit while I started gathering my tools from the garage to head out to the backyard. The plan was to finish installing the special firepit bricks that had been purchased. Unfortunately when I got back to the patio I caused quite a commotion. The hole that I had started the other day was full of water and there were at least six birds there bathing themselves. Even after I started digging the hole deeper the birds had all gathered in nearby trees and rooftops squacking their dissapproval.
After a brief stop for a sandwich that Kathy had packed I was back to locking in the pit by backfilling it with stone. By that time Karen arrived home with Tyler who had played in a special Hockey Game today. Also at this point I realized that we needed to pick up more bags of crushed stone for a base under the paver bricks. So Karen and I headed to Home Depot and  by the time we arrived back to her home Greg was home from work.
I continued working on the patio, while Karen started cutting the backyard grass and Greg and Tyler were digging to repair the storm drain. With the faulty drain the rear part of their backyard floods whenever it rains. Definitely need that fixed to avoid flooding the firepit patio. After an delicious supper I had planned on starting to lay the paver bricks but felt physically drained and called it a night.
My hands and wrists are so stiff right now I'm having difficulty typing this post. The weather forecast is promising another beautiful day tomorrow so we'll head back over until the patio is complete. Besides it's only 29 days before Kathy and I are on the road again and only 46 days until Summer so I had better get my projects completed before then. Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time. 

Krackers

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Your dog came with the house.

3 comments:

  1. We didn't get a dog with our house, but we did get our barn cat, Winston.

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  2. What wonderful pics of Tyler learning how to build that firepit. So cool!

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  3. It's just hard to please all the people (or birds) all the time.

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