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, April 23, 2013

Run Around Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

It felt like we were sleeping in a strange bed last night. Kathy kept waking all night feeling like she was in a weird place and my pillow felt different so I kept trying to plump it up to be more comfortable through the night. That’s what we get for not sleeping in the trailer. 
Our first Osprey Sighting
The worst part was that we were both up before 7:30 so we started making a list of all the errands we needed to do today as we ate our breakfast. We learned a long time ago that by making a list like that we could arrange the errands in a loop instead of bouncing around like a ping pong ball thus getting more accomplished. 
We always found watching Pelicans almost comical

Before 9:00 this morning I had E-mailed the insurance company about the blowout on the trailer and had called Sun Parlour Trailers to see about getting the trailer repaired. By 9:00 we were out the door with all our documents that needed tending to and the list of the order that we’d be doing those errands. 
The second stop we made was at the trailer because we still needed to get our clothes from the drawers. Being tired from the drive I had also forgotten to shut the 12 volt power supply when we got back to the storage yard. The last time we didn’t shut that switch the Phantom power thieves (electronics) had killed the battery so we didn’t want that happening again.
When 12:00 noon rolled around we had already had lunch, run eight other errands including getting a new battery for Kathy’s car and were now towing the trailer out of the storage yard. By 12:30 we arrived at Sun Parlour Trailer in Amherstburg to get the insurance process started.
Next we stopped at our son’s to replace the battery in Kathy’s car so we could bring it home. Was I in for a shock and not from the battery. All the years she has had this car I never noted where the battery was located in this car. I had to remove the air filter chamber so I could release the battery but I also needed to remove a compartment door inside the wheel well and slide the battery through that opening behind the tire to get it out. It seemed that every bolt was a different size plus some were metric while others were standard bolts.
I also needed to drive to the local Canadian Tire store to purchase new cable lugs as the old ones were not only corroded but starting to split. The job that we had all thought would only take fifteen minutes took nearly four hours. No wonder it costs so much for car repairs these days.
By the time we dropped off the old battery for the core charge refund it was after 6:00 by the time we got back to the apartment and we were already too hungry to worry about cooking supper. Once I washed up and changed my dirty clothes we headed over to the Michigan Diner where we enjoyed a satisfying meal after a long tiring day.
Tomorrow there is a lot more that needs to be done. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


What do you call a nervous witch?

A twitch.

1 comment:

  1. I'm exhausted just reading about all you had to do. Job well done