It's about time.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Long Day.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

This morning we were up at 7:30 when the alarm went off in preparation for Kathy’s doctor’s appointment. Of course when you haven’t slept much because the cold you have is triggering your bronchitis problems all night it is less than appealing a thought. With Kathy also having to fast I also waited and ate with her after her appointment. 

We arrived at the same time that the receptionist was opening the door so Kathy was able to go right in. Unlike past appointments where I would wait in the waiting room I chose to stay in the truck because of the uncontrollable outbursts of coughing that I presently have. Not only would I be spreading my germs to everyone else in the room but someone would probably be calling 911 thinking that I was breathing my last.

It was nearly an hour and a half before Kathy came out after seeing her doctor who also asked about our winter travels and was glad the antibiotics had helped to fight this cold type infection she just got. Kathy then had to go get blood work done with special attention being focused on her thyroid.

We stopped at A&W where we had their breakfast special and since we had coupons we saved 30 percent off the usual price. Kathy was starting to feel light headed from the fasting but by the time we were finishing our coffees she was starting to feel better. 

We made a stop at Windsor Gas and Diesel to schedule the yearly Safety for the truck. In Ontario that is a requirement for trucks over a half ton. We also spoke with our friend Don White for a few minutes while we were there in hopes of getting away camping with him and his wife sometime this summer.

We had to stop back at the trailer to drop off clothes that I’d washed yesterday and were now ready to be put back in the drawers. I also had to pick up some value points cards that I had left in the trailer. Since they can only be used in Canada when we travel in the US I remove them from my wallet thus making my wallet only half its normal thickness and much more comfortable to carry.

Since we’d eaten breakfast after 10:00 it was safe to go do some grocery shopping before going home. Since we hadn’t overstocked the trailer with food before leaving Indiana our refrigerator and pantry were looking quite bare. By the time we left the store the only thing looking bare was the inside of our wallets. 

We had everything put away and were having soup for lunch by 12:30. This was the first chance we got to see the weather forecast for the day before going to the computers. Again this was our first chance at reading E-mails and Blogs for the day as well.

Due to our early departure this morning plus the lack of sleep over the last few days had Kathy going to take a Snap (short nap) in the recliner to help her tiredness. Shortly after she left the office I started having a hard time to see my computer’s keyboard. I tried walking and playing a game but I just seemed to be falling asleep. Finally I had to do something that I seldom do have an afternoon Snap. 

It was nearly an hour before we woke up and started planning supper. Kathy started making a salad while I started grilling hotdogs for supper. Of course all meat tastes better grilled on the Weber.

Because we had not been feeling very good yesterday we had rescheduled our Wednesday night visit to our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s for tonight. We had great time visiting in their screened room since the temperature was so mild. The only bad time was when I’d burst out coughing uncontrollably. 

Here’s hoping tomorrow is a better day for both of us dealing with these colds. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?

Only one, but it has to really want to change.


  1. Sounds like your colds are getting better. Good luck.

  2. To the best of our knowledge you do not have to have a safety on your truck every year if you are only hauling an rv. We have a 3/4 ton and pull a 39 foot 5th wheel and have never had to have a safety. Hope this helps and maybe keep a few extra dollars in your pocket. Hope your feeling better soon.