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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Friday, February 27, 2015

Wrapping It Up.

Our Location today is Punta Gorda, Florida, USA.

This morning when we got up we actually had to run an electric heater to warm the dampness from inside the trailer. Looking outside you could tell it was daylight but just barely as the heavy cloud covering eliminated any chance of seeing the sun for the day and people were walking around in long pants with jackets again. 
Morning visitors outside our trailer.
After having breakfast and completing our morning reading on the computers we looked at the local weather forecast. They indicated a slight window of time around noon hour that there would be no rain. Since we’ll be moving on Sunday we chose this as a window of opportunity to close up as many things outside as possible.

 Once I’d rehung the stepladder and reinstalled the bicycle carrier Kathy came out to give me a hand. The first bike to be mounted was our Tandem Bike. Due to the fact that our carrier only holds two bicycles at this time I have to use the rear bumper to strap the wheels to. Until we unhook our electrical cord only one wheel is tied. Once the next two bikes were mounted we covered them over before Kathy went back inside the trailer. 

Kathy started cleaning and vacuuming while I continued as much as I could outside. When Kathy was done inside she warmed the Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup we’d made the other day for lunch. The warm soup felt good because the cool breeze that was blowing through the area made the already cool temperatures feel cold. 
Sea Fog at Sanibel beach on Wednesday afternoon.
While Kathy finished the dishes I managed to finish packing away the storage skirt, tire covers, X-chocks and signs. Tomorrow I’ll only have to empty our waste tanks again before packing up our hoses. The less outside for Sunday morning the better. The best part was that it didn’t rain the whole time we were outside today. 

As mentioned earlier this week we’ve noticed a continual usage of data on our Verizon MiFi Hotspot that we can’t account for. We found out the hard way of different Phantom updates from our Anti-Spyware, Norton and Windows programs. We’ve also increased our data usage twice this month but still are going through data like crazy. Even shutting our hotspot down when not in use has not helped. Since we are near the end of our billing cycle and we really didn’t want to increase our plan again we thought of an alternative. Tonight’s blog has been uploaded curtesy of McDonalds. In a sense by eating supper here we are paying to use their WiFi but it is unlimited data. 

One more day dealing with this not so Florida weather before we head to the sunshine and comfortable temperatures of the Keys. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. My wife and I gained about 15 pounds EACH during our 5 month RV trip using McDonald's "free" WiFi! Beware!

  2. Wow.. those foggy pics look eerie but sooo interesting!

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

  3. We were going through data like crazy also. We found out that occasionally the MiFi actually has to have updates. When that happens...look out.

  4. It's plenty warm here...77 right now, sunny but pretty breezy. Safe travels.