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, January 7, 2014

Two Day Post Thanks to Blogger.

Our Location today is Crystal River, Florida.

We don’t know why this keeps happening but since before Christmas both my Windows 7 laptop and Kathy’s Windows 8 laptop are unable to post our blog. They have also been receiving an unusual amount of Pop-up Advertisements. You click on a blog and you get an Advertisement. Luckily we brought the old Vista laptop just in case so after a lot of work on my part I’m finally able to post our blog. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Making the Best of a Blah Day.

Sunday night I was in bed asleep before the blog posted itself at 8:00 but that didn’t mean that I slept the whole night. Luckily we had brought along a product called Breathe Right strips which helps keep your breathing passages open so you breathe naturally throughout the night. Apparently Kathy couldn’t keep her eyes open after 9:30 and soon joined me.
The first thing we did this morning was to turn on the Weather Network to see how we were going to get hit tonight through tomorrow. Yeah like I’ve said before we are luckier than most but we just didn’t think it would get this cold this far into Florida. While we were having breakfast our NOAA radio suddenly burst out a warning about the upcoming cold and freezing weather for the area, telling of its effects and how to take precautions.
After lunch we were looking for different scenery to look at since these present four walls were starting to look like a rerun of a bad movie so we headed out in search of a Home Depot or Lowe’s. Little did we know that there was one not even five miles from our location and with the help of an associate we were on our way in less than ten minutes. Unfortunately we had eaten a light breakfast and lunch and the aromas from the Chili’s across the parking lot was calling our names. Since it was too late for lunch and too early for supper we ordered a combo appetizer that we shared. It was a nice combo and we enjoyed it.
We started seeing landmarks from the area that we recognized from last year and ended up at the spot where we took our tour to go swimming with the Manatees last March. The cold wind that was blowing today would surely have brought the Manatees from the cold Gulf waters to bathe in the warmth of the hot springs. Another store we stopped at was Harbor Freight to look for some slightly heavier straps for our bicycle carrier. We struck out so we just slowly meandered our way back to the RV Park.
Once Kathy was inside she depressurized the water system so I could disconnect the hoses and bring the water filter and regulator in for the night to avoid freeze damage. Once inside we turned on the water pump for use through the evening. To top off our afternoon snack we each had a jelly sandwich and I’m still going to bed as soon as this blog is posted. Unfortunately Blogger is not completely loading where we make our entries on neither Kathy’s nor my laptop and it’s nearing midnight so we’ll try again in the morning.

Getting All the Bugs Out.

We weren’t in bed twenty minutes and our NOAA radio went off again telling us something we already knew. Baby it’s cold outside and it’s going to freeze. Back in bed not even ten minutes it went off again. Kathy pulled the plug and the batteries and would later reset it after breakfast.
Last night Monday we had the heat on, warm PJs and our warm comforter on the bed. That was overkill and within an hour we were both shedding the extra covers. In the morning the Weather Network showed we were at 26 F but felt like 17 F with the light breeze that was blowing. Many of the pet owners were encouraging their pets to do their thing as close to the door as possible.
We lost a can of soda to the hard freeze last night.
Kathy finally got our phone and home internet suspension completed considering I had set it all up back in early December but they reversed the dates to coincide with when we’d get back home. As mentioned above I finally got the old laptop to work so that we can continue posting our blog.
Even though we are just recovering from a bug and the temperature was cool we attended a planned park Potluck. It was well attended and as usual no one went away hungry. We sat with Full-timers Marg and John who used to own a home near Pontiac, Michigan and even though everyone else had packed up and gone back to their trailers by 6:30 we continued talking until nearly 8:00. We are all looking forward to each passing day as the forecast shows a slow but steady increase in temperatures which will help the outdoor activities get us back to better health. We are also planning on a few more visits before they leave on the 15th of January for their next adventure  

To all our friends and relatives back home stay safe and keep warm. Spring will be here before you know it. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.        


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  1. Same thing happened to me. Go into your browser extensions and see if something strange was downloaded. I had to deselect two programs that I have no idea how but got downloaded.

  2. Are you sure that spring is off in the future?

    Windows 8 seems to be causing many people grief! So sorry. It's about time for smooth, sunny sailing.

  3. very sweet blog and it content very useful information also so it is the right combination of information and printing keep doing that in future also..

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  4. Love the disaster photo of the soda can loss!

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  5. I use google chrome for my browser and write directly in Blogger, no problem posting here.
    Good luck and keep warm.

  6. Google Chrome on Windows 8 will not allow me to write directly on our blogs, something I have been doing for years but when I go to IE it works fine...will try to take the time and figure out why but for now IE ends up being the quick fix.