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, December 30, 2014


Our Location today is Old Town, Florida, U.S.A.

Last night Kathy could barely keep her eyes open around 9:00 but managed to stay awake until around 10:00. Since I had been training myself for shorter nights and longer wakeful days I stayed awake past the local evening news. Once again after having another restful night here in Florida I was up before 8:00 this morning getting things ready for breakfast and reading morning blogs before Kathy got up just after 8:30 feeling much more refreshed. After enjoying our breakfast we returned to the computers to finish catching up on our morning reading.   

We had noticed a few items we had either forgotten or had not noticed how low they were before we left home. We decided that making a run to Old Town we would be able to find those articles as well it would help to pass a bit of time. I noted last year how much we enjoy coming to Yellow Jacket RV Park because of its peaceful solitude. The loudest noise you hear is when some ones talking as they’re backing into their sites. The most common noise is the sound of the birds playing there melodies high in the trees above or the distant braying of donkeys on a farm nearly a half mile away. Sound carries here! 

By 10:30 we were leaving the park and making the half mile drive to the paved road. Then we drove the ten miles down that road to Old Town. As we pulled into the parking lot of the Hitchcock grocery store we were shocked to find the building empty and up For Sale. The only thing we could think of was to drive another twenty miles to Chiefland to get what we had needed. Turning onto highway 19 we had only driven about five hundred feet where on the right hand side of the road was a brand new Hitchcock grocery store built since we were here last year. What a relief that was not having to add forty miles to our round trip. 

It was nearly 12:30 when we finished shopping there and we were getting hungry so we made a quick stop at the Hardee’s for a couple of Chili Dog combos. The hotdog, fries and pop were great but their chili seasoning turned us both off from ever trying them again. 

We stopped around the corner at the Hardware store. If you recall this past fall I constructed a water cart to support two jugs dispensed water and a case of bottled water. Well the newest jug had a leaky spigot around the cap. I’ve tried a number of things to fix the problem including purchasing another spigot. Telling the clerk my tale of woe and he suggested using an O-ring. As soon as we were back at the trailer and everything was unloaded I installed the O-ring and am happy to report the problem has finally been resolved.   

Since it was early we decided to enjoy our first campfire of this winter season. Since we are using freshly purchased firewood you can be certain that it is damp. Once the kindling burns down and all that is left are the logs you are guaranteed to have smoke. If Kathy is sitting by the fire that smoke is going to chase her even if she moves her chair twenty times. Finally we got to enjoy the fire until the temperature started dropping as the sun began to set. For supper we enjoyed a nice Caesar Salad with chicken. Afterwards while I washed the dishes Kathy did the sweeping and vacuuming that she had originally planned on doing yesterday. 

Tomorrow we don’t know what we’ll be doing since the temperature is only supposed to reach a cloudy 66 F (19 C) for a daytime high. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Teacher: "Who can give me a sentence with fascinate in it?"

Pupil: "My mother's so fat, she has 10 buttons on her skirt but can only fasten 8.


  1. I thought I was the only person chased by campfire smoke! ;c)