It's about time.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Good Bye STUFF and Happy Fathers Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Last night both Kathy and I were in bed with the lights off by 11:30 after watching the 11 o’clock news. The problem was I just tossed and turned until nearly 3:00 before falling asleep. Was it any wonder that Kathy heard my alarm going off at 5:30 before I did.  As a matter a fact she had already made and packed sandwiches for our lunch and started making breakfast before coming back to nudge me awake. That’s what I normally do to her.
Herds of Bison grazing in Yellowstone Park.
Having a filling breakfast of toasted bagels, cereal and coffee we still managed to be out the door and on our way to our daughter Karen’s home shortly after 6:00. The reason for this early hour arrival was in preparation for a three family garage sale. We started putting up the folding tables as soon as we opened the garage door and were just starting to bring out the boxes of things to sell when people started pulling in to look at our wares at 6:30 in the morning for a sale that was not scheduled to start until 9:00. 
Mineral deposits from the hot springs in Yellowstone Park.
Our first sales were made before 7:00 and it continued in waves throughout the day. Karen and Kathy stopped for lunch at 11:15 and when they came back outside. Sandy a friend of Karen that was also involved in the sale and I took our lunch break at 11:30 before finishing out the day. The end result was that we all got rid of a lot of STUFF while the shoppers found those special treasures. 
View outside our trailer as we stopped for lunch.
At 4:00 we closed up shop and whatever didn’t sell we packed in boxes that will be delivered to the Diabetes Association as a charitable donation. Unlike charitable donations made in the US where you get a tax receipt in Canada all you get is a Thank You and the knowledge that your donation will help to support a worthwhile cause. 
More Bison in Yellowstone Park.
Back at the apartment we unloaded our tables and jackets from the car before taking the time to count our take for the day. Even though we didn’t make a huge amount for all our work it was still better than nothing at all and we made other people’s day as well as making a charitable contribution all while getting rid of STUFF. 
Kathy and I didn’t feel like cooking so we took one of our remaining gift cards and went out to East Side Mario’s for supper. Kathy said we were celebrating Fathers Day today instead of tomorrow. The meal was delicious and filling as usual and their welcome mat is always out calling our names. 
Back at the apartment it didn’t take too long to have a nice warm shower and we probably won’t be up too late tonight after a long day out in the sunshine.  
Here is wishing all the dads, granddads and great-granddads and even a few great-great granddads a Happy Fathers Day tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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