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, August 27, 2012

Lucky Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

There was something very strange this morning. The clock said it was past 8:00 but it was still dark out. First thought was something was wrong with the clock. Then as the sounds of the outdoors seeped through the windows the question was answered. It was raining with the intensity of a storm but without any thunder or lightening. This was making up for all the dry days the area experienced throughout the summer. I’m sure the farmers were grateful even if it was too little too late. By noon the rain had ended but the clouds remained.
This was our day for doing the chores. It doesn’t matter whether on the road or at home we all have those days. Due to the overshadowing of the clouds it seemed to beckon that we do things slowly so we heeded the call and worked at the computers until lunch.
I stripped off the bed linens while Kathy treated the laundry making certain there’d be no stains left behind. Once I loaded the cart and headed to the laundry room there was exactly the number of washers available that I required. Call it fate after loading the washers and getting them started three other people walked in with the same plans in mind.
I collected the mail and headed back to the apartment to remake the bed with fresh linens while the others were being washed. Kathy had been busy doing the dusting and already had the vacuum ready to go.
The timing was perfect once the bed was completely made I headed back downstairs with less than a minute before it was time to start loading the driers. Again while I was there two more people came to check how busy things were.
With an hour on the timer I headed back to work on the computer. Kathy had completed the vacuuming and joined me. One thing I have been doing for years was monitoring our fuel/gasoline usage on our vehicles. I actually created an easy way of doing this by using Windows Excel program. I set it up so it converts metric to standard and standard to metric. It is also set for entries so that if I’m in Canada or the U.S. I can accurately keep track.
Due to this program Kathy and I know that we definitely use the car for doing errands around town which only costs $0.12 a mile to run compared to the truck which can cost us around $0.50 a mile especially when we are towing our trailer through the mountains. Once my entries were complete and I read a few blogs it was time to go back downstairs.
Even though the rain had stopped the humidity was high and the short time it took to fold the warm clothes as it came out of the driers felt like it was taking forever. As I was heading back to the apartment 3 more people were trying to take over the empty washers. I really lucked out today as far as my timing with the laundry.
It’s now only 8 days before we leave for our next adventure on the road. There are still lots of things to complete before then but as long as we keep chipping away at them we should get them all done. Don’t forget there are only 119 days left until Christmas Day and Thanks for following along. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

Starting your truck triggers every car alarm

 within five hundred feet.

3 comments:

  1. Thats sounds just like our day was, perfect day for it too.

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  2. On a rainy day, I like to have a good book, a cup of coffee, and maybe later a good movie to watch.

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  3. I need some of your luck with the laundry. I seem to always be the person who got there just after you took the last washers. :-)

    Love the sound of your excel program. I've track all of our expenses to the penny for over 30 years (before there even was an excel) but I'll have to get to work to see more than our mpg on the car and Winnona. I like the idea of how much does it cost per mile. Of course that's just gas and doesn't include all the unavoidable maintenance costs of motor vehicles.

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