It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Big Sigh of Relief.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

When a person has Sleep Apnea there is a side effect that many occasionally have, choking on their own spit. Last night just before the news came on Kathy had a problem and it took the Heimlich Maneuver to stop the chocking. Unfortunately when that happens it also leaves your throat raspy and sore. We stayed up beyond our normal bedtime just to be certain she was safe but by varying our sleep time by that little bit it cause the both of us to have a restless night. 

We still managed to wake around 7:30 even though we didn’t feel very well rested. After watching the Weather Channel while having our breakfast we automatically headed to the computers. By 10:00 I was ready to continue working on the cart for the trailer. 
Trees are changing colors even though we haven't had a frost yet.
Since I had finished staining the wood to the darkness we wanted I thought it was time to add some Urethane to the top to seal in the finish, protect it from moisture and to smooth and harden the finish as well. Making certain that the stain was totally dry I once again set myself up on the balcony to do my chore. The sun was shining with only the slightest breeze which just made the job easier.

Kathy and I had talked of going out to Swiss Chalet to have supper for lunch because this was the last day of a special chicken dinner that we both enjoy. We’d forgotten to bring something for our afternoon out so when we stopped at the apartment I took the time to inspect the Urethane job I’d only done a few hours earlier. I nearly went into shock thinking that I had messed up the stain. Even Kathy thought the stain had been ruined and that I’d probably have to sand the top down. 

Out the door we went feeling quite dejected heading back out to the new Belle River Arena to watch our grandson Tyler play hockey again today. We picked up a couple of Decaffeinated Coffees on the way out and sat inside discussing what it would take to fix this disaster. When Karen and Greg arrived I explain our dilemma but he couldn’t help us but his friend Kevin might know unfortunately I’d have to wait to talk to him. Kevin is one of the coaches on Tyler’s hockey team. 

The game started promptly at 3:00 and today both teams played an excellent defensive game. The first score didn’t happen until half way through the second period. Both teams were getting worn out and started making mistakes that put players from each team in the Penalty Box including our grandson Tyler. When the final whistle blew the score was tied at two each. 

When Kevin finally came out I explained what had happen and he like the rest of us thought that somehow the stain had not been totally dried. He also said the only way to fix it was to sand it off. That wasn’t what I wanted to hear but what could I do.
Official Score Keeper.
Kevin watching the action on the ice.
It was after 5:00 by the time we got home so Kathy started making lunch for our supper. While she was mixing up some pancake batter I went out to see how bad the damage was and how damp the Urethane was. Imagine my surprise when the finish perfect and totally dry. I had Kathy look and we both agree that it was the damp Urethane that had created the effect that we mistook as a damaged stain. We are definitely leaving this dry another day before its next coat.
Even with late afternoon clouds the sun dried our project
to have a finish like this.

Since the weather will be changing in the next few days we’ll be finding something else to work on tomorrow. We still have lots to cross off our list before we head south in less than three months. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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There is no pleasure in having nothing to do.

The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.

Mary Little

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