It's about time.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Busy Recycling and Having Fun.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

We slept wonderfully and we didn’t hibernate this morning. I was up by 7:30 and minutes after 8:00 Kathy was joining me in the living room as the sun struggled to break from behind the clouds. Once we’d eaten and watched the Weather Channel as they were predicting snow in the next few days for Vancouver Island in BC. We knew that it wasn’t a day that we would be sitting outside to read any books but at least the sun would be shining. 

By 8:30 we were doing our morning reading on the computers. By 9:00 Kathy was into the final steps of organizing our itinerary for our trip to Florida in December. I was on the phone with Sid at General RV. He had called and left a message on Wednesday and we didn’t get home until after 9:00 that night and with the Thanksgiving Holiday yesterday we had to touch base today. His technicians were working on the trailer as we spoke and he didn’t want to Jinx anything so he said he’d call when it was finished. 

I dressed for the cold temperatures and went outside to sweep the s@#w off the car and truck being that we didn’t go anywhere yesterday they hadn’t been cleaned. There was enough accumulation that if it wasn’t cleaned off with a brush it wouldn’t have melted. I finished off the morning by researching data for one of my working spreadsheets before we had lunch. 

This afternoon we ran across town to drop off Kevin’s big screen TV that had met an early demise at Computers for Kids. They reuse or recycle old or damaged electronic equipment putting what is reusable into centers for underprivileged kids to use. The unusable equipment is disassembled and totally recycled thus keeping it out of a landfill and the monies made from the recycling helps to pay the bills for this charitable organization that is run by volunteers. 

The next stop was downtown where we stopped at Pleasance Trophies to drop off trophies and medals that Karen had won in sports in her high school days. When they become more clutter than a crown of achievement you bring them to local trophy shops who will recycle them as awards for Special Olympics participants. Again everything is recycled and never hits a landfill. 

A quick stop to drop off some clothes that are still in good shape at the Value Village will help clothe someone at a reasonable price and help support many local charities as well as keeping the clothes out of the landfill for a good while longer. With all that recycling finished we stopped at Tim Horton’s for an afternoon coffee before our last stop. 

The last stop was at our local State Farm Insurance office. Unfortunately our agent Judy had a doctor’s appointment and Richard was away on vacation. We spoke with Cathy as we needed to insure Kathy’s new ASUS laptop before we leave for Florida. She and the other office girl were both new to their jobs so they took the information and placed it on Judy’s desk where she would later deal with it. The next fifteen minutes were spent with them asking us questions about our travels and wishing they could do the same. 

As we were about to park at the apartment we realized the time and just drove right back out to go out for supper. We went to the Michigan Diner where we had their great tasting Fish and Chips off the Senior’s Menu. This allowed us to have a filling supper without being stuffed in the process at a reasonable price. 

Back at the apartment we were just settling in at the computers when Sid from General RV called saying our trailer will be ready on Monday. Then our daughter Karen called asking if she could stash a box with us for the next 25 days which she dropped off on her way home from work. Judy from State Farm called just before 6:00 to help get things straightened up. As I’m writing this post I realized that Kathy and I just missed the Tecumseh Christmas Parade tonight. Oh well Kathy is recovering from a cold and maybe it is better not to be out in the cold air for 2 hours. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.        


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  1. Hmm...I'm not sure why snow on Vancouver Island, BC, would affect what you did today??

  2. I just recycled my computer by donating it to a 5th grad teacher. She does a unit on technology in her science class. The kids get to take the computer apart and learn about all the pieces and parts.

  3. Another fun day in Ontario. Keep warm there and good news about your trailer.