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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Thursday, February 20, 2014

All Fired Up.

Our Location today is Moore Haven, Florida.

It almost felt strange to sleep the entire night for a second straight night. It was shortly after 7:00 when I finally got up and within minutes Kathy was right behind me. The Weather Channel showed we could expect another beautiful sunny day with near record high for this time of year but the wind was supposed to pick up. 

Moments after we’d finished eating breakfast we were out the door to go fill our drinking water jug and dispose of our trash down near the workout room. Once we got back to the trailer we again left for our morning bicycle ride because the lower temperature 64 F (18 C) would allow Kathy some relief and ability to breathe unlike the warmer temps that would arrive by 12:00. The ride was pleasant as we again followed the road to the marina before taking the path out to the local neighborhoods. I chose to explore a side street that took us around a bend in the road only it was a Cul-de-Sac thus sending us back the way we came from. By the time we rode back to the front gate the wind had already started blowing hard making it difficult for Kathy to breathe. After a short rest we headed back to the trailer.    

That was perfect timing because Rick came over to give me a hand to try and get our new printer working. He had me show him what I had done and we reviewed the notes that would appear on the screen together. No matter what we did we could not get either computer to work wirelessly but they would work using a USB connection. It didn’t matter to Kathy how the printer was connected to her computer just as long as it would work. 
The shattered glass cover from our slow cooker.
Glass shards all through the food from the glass slow cooker cover.

Shortly after Rick had left we had a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Kathy then started putting together a pork roast with potatoes, onions & carrots in the slow cooker for what would be our supper. I returned outside to finally assemble the breadbox that I started making for the trailer but there was were lots of people across the road playing Beanbag Baseball. The compressor is noisy so I delayed using it until they were done. Just as I was starting to nail it together Kathy heard a loud pop that was unusual. When she went to check how supper was cooking she found the tempered glass lid of the slow cooker had totally shattered covering all the food with glass shards. There was no chance of saving that meal and we had to throw it in the garbage. Kathy quickly recovered by making our meal from the left overs in the fridge. 

I used the brad nailer to fasten together the pieces of the breadbox but the wood that I used was dry and each brad I installed it would actually splinter the wood. After showing Kathy she agreed that I was wasting my time and will use newer materials when we get back home this spring. 

This evening Kathy and I enjoyed another campfire by ourselves. Yes it is fun sharing it with other people but when we’re by ourselves it is that much more special. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. I've never seen a crock pot lid do that! So glad you had leftovers in the frig!

  2. Rick and Kathy, Sorry to hear your dinner was ruined. I didn't know something like that could happen either. Leftovers do make a great meal too. Glenda and I usually are by ourselves when we are camping so a campfire of our own is how we do it too. Curt

  3. We so much enjoy our time alone. Our slow cooker has a plastic lid still going strong after 20 years.