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, April 25, 2013

Accomplishing Day and Visiting.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

Yes we slept in this morning until 8:00 but once our feet hit the floor it was full speed ahead. I started making the coffee and pouring the juice while Kathy started making the French toast. The weather channel was showing a clear morning but rain in our area for the afternoon.

Kathy needed to get her car E-tested which is a requirement here in Ontario before you can renew the car’s license sticker. We like other people believe this just to be another form of a tax grab every two years. Shortly after 9:00 we were making our way to the testing station on Walker Road in Windsor.

The problem is that with our Snowbirding adventures taking us south for three and a half months we didn’t know that Walker Road is being torn up for the sake of progress. If you listen to the businesses that are along that stretch of road they say it’s putting them out of business. Turning into the driveway you had to drive down a ramp from what is left of the pavement and then up to the parking lot that has once again been decreased in size due to progress. Within twenty minutes we were heading over to the licensing bureau which is normally packed to get the license sticker for the next two years.

Back at the apartment I started cleaning our old barbecue while Kathy started making lunch. We had purchased this barbecue when we had our home which had a large deck where we used it. Now that we live in the apartment the balcony is much smaller and the barbecue takes up most of the space. When we bought the Weber 120 while we were down south we had thought of replacing our larger barbecue at home and it’s a big improvement on the balcony. We have a lot more space to move around now.

If we had tried selling the stainless barbecue we’d be wasting our time so what we did was we bartered it for something that we’ll be able to use more often. The reason for cleaning it was I hadn’t done a good scrubbing on it in over a year and I was amazed how filthy it had gotten in that time. Also we take pride in what we own and would never expect someone else to have to clean up after us.

I removed the grills and burner shields and cleaned them off before putting them in the truck. I did that as a way of taking weight off the barbecue that would have to be lifted three feet into the truck bed. I called Greg our son-in-law and asked him to come and give me a hand but when he to arrive at the appointed time I already had the barbecue downstairs and the truck near the service entrance. It took only a moment but I was thankful for the help.

Since we had been so busy doing other things as well we stopped off at Wendy’s for supper. We both ordered the Baja Salad which was more than satisfying for us.

It was nearly 7:00 when we arrived at Kevin and Melissa’s.  Kathy went inside to visit with Melissa while Kevin and I unloaded the barbecue and I finished reassembling it for him. I also took the time to connect the propane and instruct him on how to light it since it is quite different from his present unit. We joined the girls inside and had an enjoyable visit catching up on everything that has happened since we’ve been gone including what we were experiencing with our Florida trip adventure that never made the blog.

We’re almost caught up on things here at home but there’s still plenty to keep us busy. Sorry but I'm just too tired to post any photos tonight. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Bucky (the cat): You're sayin' you go to this "work" place every day?
Rob (his human): Bucky, how…? Why do you think I leave the house every day? Bucky: I figure you just got disoriented a lot.
Rob: Help me out, here Satch.
Satchel (Rob's Dog): To be honest I thought you went out and stood in the hall all day. Bucky: That's why he barks at the door all day.
Satchel: That's why I bark at the door all day.

Darby Conley, Get Fuzzy

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