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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Friday, October 19, 2012

Downsizing Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After a slightly better night Kathy and I were awake before 8:00 because I had a morning appointment with a specialist. It seems that when you go to your family doctor that you see every year and sometimes in between when they look at that number associated on your birth certificate they figure you need to have all kinds of tests. Even if you are not sick they want you to have tests probably to try and figure out why you’re still healthy. So because Kathy senses that I am no longer in the bed figures that she has to get up. Not! Still you can’t say she doesn’t care.
I get to this appointment with time to spare but now I have a three page essay that I have to write before seeing the specialist. It only took four months to get this appointment that I really didn’t think I needed in the first place. When he sees me after only three questions he determines I need more test. All this because of a yearly physical!
Back at the apartment Kathy has been busy on purging things we brought here from when we moved from the house. Even though she has only been working a day here and there on this project it is starting to show. She has been going through files in the cabinet and binders on our bookshelves. Our heavy duty office quality paper shredder has been working overtime.
The ultimate reason behind this project is further downsizing. With yearly increases to the cost of our rent and our pension that constantly looses actual buying power as the cost of food and fuel continue to climb. There may come a time that we may have to downsize to a single bedroom apartment so that we can continue to do what we love to do most travel in our RV trailer.
We headed out this afternoon trying to find a smaller sized wine fridge (cellar) for our apartment. We went first to Canadian Tire with no luck then to Walmart who had such a small unit that Kathy was getting claustrophobia just looking at it on the shelf. Finally we headed over to Home Outfitters that had a wine fridge that would hold only a dozen bottles that would work perfectly for us.
Kathy was ready to wait to get it but I reminded her of all the times she did that and when she’d return to the stores they no longer carried them. We didn’t leave without it and the price was right.
Since it was getting close to supper we decided to go to the Back Road Café on Grand Marais Road to eat. This is a quaint little restaurant that serves simple home style meals at very reasonable prices. The only problem is that Kathy and I only ordered a single meal and we were both well filled when we left.
As we continue to downsize in the apartment it gives us a sense of freedom not having to worry about stuff. Instead we can just think of Christmas that is only 66 days away. Thanks for following and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Purging and purging soon you can downsize right into your trailer.

  2. I've been cleaning out my RV this week and took a load of stuff to the donation center today, I feel lighter and happier when looking around the RV.

  3. Eliminating unnecessary items is quite an experience. So far, we have not wished that we had one thing that we purged. Keep it up, you will feel so good when it is over.