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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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Progressive Day

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Strangely both Kathy and I slept fairly undisturbed throughout the night. This morning it was even stranger that when 7:30 rolled around my body sensed it was time to get up and get ready for a midmorning meeting. The moment I left the bedroom Kathy did the same thing and also got out of bed for the day.
We finished our breakfast and by 8:00 we were checking our computers for E-mails and blogs to read. By 8:45 I was in the shower and had shaved by 9:15 just on time to head out the door for my meeting. Kathy wasn’t too far behind me but was headed over to Walmart to see if she could cross a few more things off our Christmas shopping list since it is only 74 days away.
The meeting was very informative explaining the effects of the last contract on the retired members of our local. There were not only the normal reports but also a few guest speakers that help raise awareness to different health issues that retirees may face. Once the meeting was over I was able to visit with other retirees some of whom I had worked with for many years in the plants.
It was nearly 1:30 by the time I got home and even though the temperature was nearing the 60 mark the 50 mile per hour wind gust we were getting didn’t make it very enjoyable. Kathy had just gotten home herself from a very successful shopping trip and the only problem she had was almost getting blown over by the wind gusts out in the parking lot.
The rest of our afternoon was spent making doctor’s appointments for before and after our upcoming winter trip and again updating more data entrees that we needed to make.
This evening as I was reading other RV Bloggers I was noting that some of the Ontario Snowbirds that we regularly follow are only days away from leaving. In effect they are making us jealous that we can’t be leaving at the same time as they are but that also gives us another advantage. Most of those Snowbirds will be leaving by the middle of October and not returning until the middle of April. That means they will out of the province of Ontario for 6 months the maximum that is allowed by the province without losing their Health Care Coverage.
Those Snowbirds that are waiting until after New Years to go south will get to spend Christmas Holidays with our families and especially the grandchildren. When we return around the middle of April we will still be able to travel out of the province for almost another three months without worry of losing our health coverage.
From the looks of things we are not the only ones getting a bad case of Hitch-itch. Thanks for following along with us and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. We are ready to go, but just to correct you we can be 6 months in the USA, per calendar year, but only need to be Ontario for 5 months for OHIP, we still have a month in which we can travel Canada or other countries if we wish.

    1. George is correct. Sort of. It is actually 212 days out of any 12 month period that you are allowed to be out of the province. How they keep track of this, nobody knows.