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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Friday, September 27, 2013

Spending and Saving Money.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

Even though we really didn’t like the idea of turning on the AC it worked. Since last night there have been no Yellow Jackets in our apartment. The only disadvantage to doing that is not having fresh air blowing through the windows and listening to the noise produced by the Air Conditioner. 

When we talked to Lynn the building manager out in the parking lot yesterday she told us she’d be sending Dan the repairman up to see what he could do for us this morning. I hadn’t paid attention to the time she had said but Kathy heard it and when she woke me up before 8:00 this morning her first words were that Dan would arriving between 8:00 and 9:00. So by the time I got dressed and the bed made Kathy had made our breakfast. At 8:19 there was a knock on the door from Dan. I made a few suggestions on how to fix the problem and he agreed saying he’d try to get it done in the next week. That wasn’t the kind of news I was hoping to hear but at least this is progress. 

After reading the blogs and our E-mails Kathy started back at travel research and I continued expanding the file I compressed to a readable size for Kathy. Eventually everyone has to walk away from the computer screen so I decided it was time for us to go pick up the truck but first I would go retrieve our mail. On the way back I ran into Dan and he suggested that I seem to know more about fixing our problem than he did so he gave me the materials to do the job myself. Yeah I know it is not my job but hey it will get done quicker and I know it will be done right. That’s what being a former home owner does to you. 

When we arrived at Dominion Collision we were surprised not to see the truck sitting out front but that was okay. As soon as the receptionist paged John telling him we were there he drove the truck up that he had just had detailed. It looked good as new and after an inspection I found they had not replaced the Pressure Pro TMS Signal Booster he wheeled it back around where the technician immediately installed it and we were on our way. 

We stopped for lunch at McDonald’s and using a coupon we both enjoyed a filet of fish sandwich. Even though it’s not really a great meal it was reasonably priced and we collected a few more Monopoly Game pieces and also won another free sandwich. 

Dropping the truck off at the apartment we continued on to Zehr’s grocery store. Today we took advantage of their no Tax day and managed to find most everything that we needed on sale. After paying for everything Kathy figured we saved nearly $50.00 which will help cover some of the insurance deductible on the truck. 

While I had gone to collect the mail this morning Karen our daughter called asking if we could drive Kylla to her second job at the restaurant she works at. So shortly after 4:00 that was where we went but Kylla assured us that her shift didn’t start until later. Of course Sanford seeing us there wasn’t just satisfied with visiting he wanted to play fetch. Using the Ball Chucker I saved my arm and shoulder but totally tired out one happy puppy. 

After dropping Kylla off at work we decided to take the scenic route back home taking Riverside Drive back to Tecumseh. Of course we didn’t bring the camera. We also both had a craving for pizza so we stopped at Capri Pizza and ordered a medium to go. And would you believe they were having a special on medium sized pizzas today. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.          


Little Susie stood in a department store near the escalator, watching the moving handrail. "Something the matter?" asked the security guard. "Nope," replied Susie, "just waiting for my chewing gum to come back."

1 comment:

  1. Nice that you have your truck back looking like new again.