It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ticking Off The List

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Weather channel informed our area to batten down the hatches today and expect the worst by noon. We had some heavy cloud banks come through this afternoon and wind that shook the trees but the storm that was predicted didn't materialize.
With such a forecast it was decided to work on indoor chores that needed finishing. The first chore was to reinstall Kathy's PC since we picked it up at the computer shop yesterday. The only reason it had to go to the shop in the first place was because of our internet provider shutting us down for no reason and their technicians not recognizing it was their Firewall causing the problem not the computer.
Kathy was back to verifying the routes we were taking on MapQuest and double checking reservations.
We were having trouble with our satellite not working on one of the televisions. After a few minutes with their tech on the phone and I had everything good to go. It seems because we are not that tech savy we had probably caused the problem by simply touching the wrong button.
Next I needed to rewire the trailer Electrical Management System with the more practical type of wire. Surprisingly both wires were of the same guage but one was meant for outdoor jobs and was coated with a much heavier insulation making it a nightmare to wire in such a tight box.
After lunch I attempted to update our GPS but ran into a snag. Because when you do an update they don't remove the old maps before loading the new ones the GPS doesn't have enough memory unless you add a SD card to it. The new maps most times are not replacements for the old maps but many times a duplication. Also we only need North American Maps and these downloads add world wide maps. That will be taken care of in the mornig after their offices open for the week.
After supper we stopped to mail a few birthday cards while we headed over to our daughter Karen's. This was the first visit since our return from our first trip. They have made progress on the new multilevel deck at the rear of their home having completed the structural framing and nearing completion of the upper decking. It was an enjoyable visit spent on the lower deck that remained untouched from before.
As I said earlier the bad weather passed us by but we still managed to make progress getting things ready for our trip which starts in 9 days. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.


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  1. I had the same problem with my Garmin GPS. So I checked out the drive and removed what was not needed. It then downloaded the new update just fine. Kept a copy just in case.

  2. Computers can sure be handy but consume a lot of your money and time, but we do enjoy them.

  3. Glad you are getting all your techno-stuff figured out! Whatever did we do without our gadgets?

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  4. computers keep us connected when they decide to work right...but they can sure be frustrating at times...glad you have it all fixed up....what did folks do many years ago...