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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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Enjoyable Chore Day.

Our Location today is Crystal River, Florida.

This is not the way it is suppose to happen. I was awake by 6:00 up by 7:00 and Kathy followed suit before 8:00. We’re in Florida on vacation from the cold and winter conditions that are happening back home. We should be able to sleep in but we’re up before the sun. Could it be the night time lows in the upper 50’s or the daytime highs in the low 80’s that are beckoning us to spend as many wakeful hours as possible enjoying the sun. It was at first very different to believe that this is real and not a dream swimming in January, walking around in summer wear we could get used to this very easily. We most certainly are enjoying it.

We finished our Strawberry covered waffle breakfast and by 9:30 I had turned on the AC to cool the inside of the trailer before I headed outside to finish a few more chores. When we had to have the fridge in the outdoor kitchen replaced because of the door hinges failing I had noted a serious flaw in the design. The hinges were too light and with any bouncing and jarring the fridge absorbed while the trailer was traveling down the road would again cause this unit to fail. The fridge also could twist on the spot because there was only one bracket to hold it in place.
 The chore was to cut the piece of wood that I had purchased at Lowes the other day and create a stop so the fridge could not twist and another piece to support the door. Making the piece to go behind was easy remove the fridge and measure the length of wood needed. Next screw it in place and reinstall the fridge. Now I needed to measure the thickness of material I needed and rip the length of material I had using a 12 inch handsaw. Remember the 80 degree weather I mentioned earlier well combine that with the manual work of that sort that I haven’t done in awhile and it sure made for a sweat producing job. Now with it complete we won’t have to worry about any further damage to our fridge.
 After lunch Kathy and I enjoyed sitting outside in the shade listening to the birds singing. We were enjoying popcorn outside when we had a squirrel visit us and after receiving a single popped kernel was satisfied and left. I caught site of movement in a nearby site to see a large turtle making a meal of any green grass he could find. At first he froze but when he saw we where only taking his picture he just kept on eating and ignored us and eventually disappeared under the undergrowth. Seeing him was quite a treat.
After enjoying barbecued hamburgers with broccoli and pasta salad we headed over to the swimming pool for our last night here. Again we met a couple we spoke with the other night and enjoyed their company once again.  Linda and Jerry are also here in Florida for the winter and are not missing the winter weather they are having back home in Colorado.
Tonight I am hoping that our pictures will post as I have been writing feed back to blogger about my photo problems and it looks like they might have been listening. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Your pictures look good. Looks like a good-sized turtle! Nice of him to visit.

  2. Come to Arizona, I will guarantee that you won't need to turn on the AC to cool your rig.

  3. Enjoy your warm weather while its there and hopefully does not get to cool.

  4. Isn't this the life???? I am glad you are enjoying Florida as much as we are. I think it is wonderful that you are so handy and can make modification upgrades. I can only hope one day Bob will once again be able to do that for us.

  5. Elaine sent me to your blag and funny you are only 2 sites down from us... to bad you are not staying longer so we could meet and have some fun! Anyways I will add your blog to my favorites and will follow your adventures now. Come on over to mine and visit! Safe Travels

  6. We were asking about you yesterday at the Tampa RV Show, thought we'd see you at the gathering. Maybe we'll meet up before long.