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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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Major Murphy.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Knowing that we had a lot to accomplish to do in preparation to hitting the road my sleep was broken throughout the night. Once I finally got up the first thing I did was to get the makings of breakfast ready so that I could hit the ground running. I’d barely checked the local news on the computer when I heard Kathy making her way from the bedroom.

Once breakfast was complete I immediately started getting the laundry sorted and was in the laundry room before 9:30. It was easy getting the washing going but by the time I needed the dryers there was a slight wait. While the dryers were going I had a chance to return to the apartment and get my clothes gathered for this visiting getaway we had planned. Kathy had the craving to make some spaghetti for lunch so we had a light serving so as not to feel weighed down.

By the time I’d returned with all the folded clothes Kathy had gathered the clothes she’d planned to bring so it didn’t take long to get the Weber closed down to bring along. Using a shopping cart from downstairs it didn’t take long to get everything loaded in the truck.

Since we had more to do to save time I took the expressway. We hadn’t travelled a half mile when the truck started running so rough you’d have thought that it was only running on half the cylinders. Since we were close to the Central cutoff we limped the truck to Windsor Gas & Diesel. As soon as we drove in Jim heard us and said it sounded like the DPF was plugged. He also said he couldn’t get to it until Tuesday. With barely enough power to move the truck itself the thoughts of towing our trailer five hundred miles were suddenly dashed.

After getting back to the apartment we were busy putting all our clothes and the Weber Q back where we’d gotten them from. Next I called our son Gary to let him know that we wouldn’t be camping together this weekend. He said that is a common problem with the big semis at work. For supper we had the leftover spaghetti Kathy had made for lunch.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed the truck repair is a quick fix so we can reschedule our visit before the grandchildren go back to school. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Why did the scientist install a knocker on his door?

He wanted to win the No-bell prize.


  1. Well that certainly wasn't how you wanted to spend your day, but at least you got to a service station. Good luck for an easy and cheap fix.

  2. Gotta love those diesel trucks when they work they work good, but :(....

  3. Oh man, I do not like hearing about truck trouble!! I feel for you guys . . . as we're still without our truck!! I hope yours get fixed a lot faster!! Long blog post in the works!!