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 26, 2015

Watching the Weather and It Happened.

Our Location today is Punta Gorda, Florida, USA.

For quite a number of years I have been carefully monitoring weather forecasts and it has really been to our benefit in many instances. We have gotten up early in a day and driven until late that evening in order to beat a snowstorm that would be crossing our paths only to see other travelers coming off the highway the following morning with drifts of snow on their rigs. We have delayed moving from one campground to another due to forecasts of possible tornados only to find the damage from the storm when we did arrived later. This week I monitored the weather to determine that yesterday would be our best day to visit Sanibel Island because it was the only clear day forecasted for this week it turned out warm and clear. This morning when we were awakened by the pounding rain on our trailer and we were happy that we’d explored the island yesterday.

I had made my own prediction that we would definitely have no problem sleeping last night. With all the fresh air we had breathed along with all the exercising we did it was no magic that my forecast came true in fact we even slept in this morning. Due to the on and off lines of rain showers that we were being hit with today and the constant gloomy cloud covering we used this morning for getting some bookkeeping and phone calls made.

This afternoon armed with a shopping list for groceries Kathy suggested we’d go to Walmart and get some walking exercise in before getting our groceries. While we were walking around Kathy started looking at things with more attention to detail. Then we started sharing ideas before it finally happen. She put the item into the cart that would become our first Christmas gift purchased for this coming year.  With only 302 days before Christmas we finally got started. With 10 grandchildren of varying ages and 10 children to buy for we try to personalize it for everyone and not just give gift cards and by starting this early we are able to accomplish it with little stress. When we are walking around relaxed like today and something just looks right we pick it up to bring home. By the time we left Walmart not only was the shopping cart full of groceries but there were a number of Gifts there as well.

Back at the trailer wearing my raincoat I stayed dry while unloading the truck. After everything was unpacked and Kathy was restocking the pantry I went outside to fire up our Weber Q so it could preheat. As soon as everything was put away I put a medium sized Supreme pizza that we’d picked up at the deli-counter in Walmart on the grill after I’d lowered the heat to low. The rain was just a drizzle by then and with little wind the pizza was ready in no time.

We’ll continue watching the weather so we can have something much more interesting to talk about. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Why didn't the banana sunbathe?

Because it peeled too easily.


  1. Reminding us of how many days till Christmas is just so wrong! ;c)

  2. Glad you enjoy it but I am definitely not in the mood for Christmas shopping. lol And still enjoying our eight month break from Amazon so not in a hurry to see that come to an end either. :)

  3. Steveio just saw something today while shopping in Mexico that he said we should bring back for the kids for christmas... I said NO it's too soon! We need to get a good dose of summer and fall before i start thinking of Christmas Shopping again!

    Kareninthewoods and Steveio
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard